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Our Story


Child Legacy International Inc is a Christian non-profit organization working in Africa to transform lives by providing opportunities that break the generational cycle of poverty and despair, and support each person’s pursuit of their God-given destiny.

Our History

Born out of compassion, determination, and grassroots knowledge, Child Legacy International invests daily in Africa’s greatest resource: her people. It has been our experience that our friends in Africa are extremely resourceful and can multiply the gifts they receive beyond expectations. A little support goes a very long way in changing the destiny of every child in Africa.

Formerly known as Life Sowing Ministries, Child Legacy International (CLI) first began operating in Zimbabwe, Africa in 1987. Directed and founded by husband and wife team Jeff and Karen Rogers, CLI has made great strides to bring opportunity to the people of Africa – breaking the cycle of poverty and helping people help themselves. Realizing that meeting immediate needs was not enough to make real lasting changes, Child Legacy designed, planned, and strategically delivered a new approach to humanitarian relief work – Sustainable Program Development Model. With a foundation of wind and solar energy, the Sustainable Program Development Model can be implemelted in the remote areas far outside national electricity grids, and it can be replicated anywhere in the world.

We don’t give a hand out.
We give a hand up.

Throughout our years of experience, we have seen hunger and disease stifle progress in sub-Saharan Africa. The needs are so great, but traditional aid relief (shipments of food) only brings up generations of people to rely on others for their daily bread – keeping them locked in a cycle of poverty. Child Legacy International functions to break that cycle by requiring participation from the local populations in the areas in which we work – so that the local people have ownership in the development and fortification of their own communities.

A place of hope for the people of Africa.

From our large-scale feeding programs, healthcare clinics, and children’s homes to the applicable skills training provided at our vocational training schools, we are wholeheartedly committed to helping people help themselves. Changing relief from the “here and now” to the “now and forever” will give the people of Africa a new perspective on reliance that will impact generations to come.