who we are
Care of the Needy in Many Ways
LIWOCARE began in 1989 as a compassion and prison ministry of Living Word Ministries Inc, a Christian denomination based in Nigeria, USA, and United Kingdom. Over time, She grew to become an all inclusive charitable organization undertaking the rehabilitation of ex-prisoners, social mothers, drug addicts, HIV\AIDS victims as well as providing medicare for the sick, food for the poor, clothing for the destitute and provision for widows. As all these were evolving, the organization was known as WE-CARE.
WE-CARE metamorphosed into LIWOCARE when it went public in 2002, becoming a non-governmental and non-profit making organization registered with the Federal Government of Nigeria. (Registration Number 14373)
With this development, LIWOCARE ceased to be an internal organization of Living Word Ministries Inc. The legal framework setting up LIWOCARE thus made it open to the general public. She took this decision when she saw the continuing disintegration of societal structures and values in Nigeria, daily increasing the number of the down trodden, with no hope of provision or Medicare. By going public, LIWOCARE was positioned to reach a greater number of destitute people, given increased funding as individuals, government and philanthropic organization were expected to share in the vision.
As a non-governmental organization (NGO), LIWOCARE is propelled and guided by the following objectives:
1. To minister, provide care, nurture and rehabilitate all those who are in physical, material, mental and spiritual needs; the poor, the depraved, the abandoned, prisoners, the oppressed, the distressed, the homeless and the dejected.
2. To protect and defend the right of the child, the helpless, the oppressed, and all those whose rights have been denied or are being denied.
3. To establish and build maternity homes, orphanage, and homes for the mentally, physically and spiritually retarded.
4. To rehabilitate undirected women and single mothers.
5. To bring peace and succor to broken homes and families.
6. To provide gainful employment for the unemployed.
7. To provide a good atmosphere for love, peace and good neighbourliness where these are lacking.
8. To provide counseling services, organize workshops and seminars aimed at uplifting the condition and environment of the average child, men and women in the society.
9. To liaise with prison authorities, legal departments, hospitals, remand homes and orphanage with a view to assisting the inmates.