Divine Destiny Orphanage

Mission Statement

To provide high-quality care and love to an orphan or vulnerable children, and if possible, find each child a loving forever family. We strive to stabilize and provide hope for orphaned and underprivileged children. We provide education to central Iowans regarding the cultural differences between Africa and the United States to improve support for African refugees.


The orphanage is located in Owerri City, Nigeria.

Provides housing, food, medical care and education for the children.

Has 100 beds and can support up to 200 children at one time. 

Accepts all children under the age of 18; children may stay at the orphanage for a few days or up to 18 years. 

Works with children when they reach 18 to help them pursue college education and/or transition into adult living outside the orphanage. 

Is recognized by the Nigerian government as a reputable and trusted orphanage. 

Is not affiliated with any church but provides spiritual support for the children. 

Has five (15) full-time staff and two (4) volunteers. 

Has found permanent homes for 147 children since its opening in 2006; 13 children were adopted in the United States and 124 were adopted in Nigeria.

Has two Boards of Directors – the U.S. board consists of seven (7) professionals from the Des Moines area and the Nigerian board consists of four (4) professionals and one (1) business owner in Edo.

Is supported entirely by donations from individuals in the U.S. and Nigeria.

Meet Joseph

This is Joseph who was born by his mother at the hospital but due to hardship his mother left him at the hospital and ran away, the hospital management brought him to us and we accepted him with a joyful heart, his picture is attached, when he was brought to us and now


  • Natasha Eadie

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