Life Builders Ministries International (501c3) started in 2001 with the focus of helping the poor in Lagos, Nigeria secure low income housing. Since that time, the organization has harnessed the resources and talents of Christian leaders and their churches within Nigeria to focus on two goals . address the crisis of HIV/AIDS orphans in Nigeria and improve the HIV/AIDS education of the general public by providing testing, education and counseling.
Life Builders charitable efforts also include supporting orphans through their home based orphanage program, providing loans so those in need can feed their families, as well as job placement opportunities.
SVM CEO Marshall Reavis first met Life Builders President Emmanuel Ogunyemi through ScholarLeaders International - an organization that supports Christian leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe (to learn more visit: scholarleaders.org). Through their ongoing relationship and a recent visit to Lagos, Nigeria to witness first hand the challenges they face, Marshall invited Emmanuel to come and speak to SVM upon his recent vist to the U.S. From that meeting SVM and its employees pledged support for Life Builders. Through the generous financial contributions and a company match, we are currently able to provide enough support for 44 orphans through the orphanage program.
Life Builders’ latest endeavor is to build the Life Builders Hospital. This two story facility will have the potential of serving a village of approximately 35,000 people, with 28 wards (8 patient beds per ward). In June 2010, through a generous donation, the foundation was laid for the hospital, but there is still much work to do and financial assistance needed in order to complete the construction and provide the necessary medical equipment for the facility.
Support for Life Builders can be made in numerous ways: by donating building blocks to help complete the hospital project, making a contribution toward their operating expenses, making a special donation for their HIV/AIDS campaign/prevention program or by sponsoring an orphan(s).
To learn more about Life Builders Ministries International or to make a donation visit: www.lbuilders.org