CHANGING LIVES THROUGH SELF-SUSTAINING EDUCATION
Watch the video below “starring” Aziza, one of the many orphan students served by Orphans Africa. Your donations help keep these children educated, fed, and even clothed!
WE ARE MAKING A VIABLE IMPACT
HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Join us on Saturday, February 24th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM for Orphans Africa 2024 Luncheon and Benefit. Help us celebrate another year’s accomplishments, shop the African marketplace, and enjoy a buffet meal, no-host bar, and engaging speakers. Proceeds will benefit Orphans Africa’s projects.
PASSIONATE PEOPLE DOING PASSIONATE WORK
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi
Elizabeth (Liza) De Guzman
Carl Gann is a co-founder of Orphans Africa with his wife, Michele Torrey, and friend, Liza de Guzman. He began donating his spare time in 2007 to orphans and widows in Tanzania. This resulted in the creation of Orphans Africa in 2007. Carl has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Missouri and a Master’s degree in Religion from Graceland University. Carl continues his work as a rehabilitation counselor in the Tacoma and Seattle, Washington area. He is an ordained minister with Community of Christ and the President of Orphans Africa.
Elizabeth (Liza) B. DeGuzman
At eleven years old, Liza moved from the Philippines to a small farm town in Iowa. She remembers the hard life living in a third world country and continues to support her relatives with necessities, funds, and tuition. From an early age, her family lectured Liza on the importance of an education. Liza graduated with a bachelor degree in nursing. She is currently working as a pediatric flight nurse for a medical air transport company in Seattle. Liza also received her Master in Pastoral Study from Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. She uses this degree volunteering as a congregational support minister. Her passions are traveling around the world and making a difference in the lives of people.
Michele Torrey is a co-founder of Orphans Africa, along with her husband Carl Gann and friend Liza DeGuzman. Ever since she can remember, Michele has wanted to help the children of Africa. Having lived for ten years overseas and traveled to over thirty-three countries throughout the world, Michele understands the challenges and rewards of working in partnership with other cultures. She is the author of twelve books for children and young adults, is a professional speaker and presenter, holds a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Washington, an M.A. in Religion from Graceland University, and is an ordained minister with Community of Christ.