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Sister Stan's Children
"Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me." Matt. 25:40.

About Us!

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Sister Stan's Children, Inc: Sister Stan's Children is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity based out of Nashville, Tennessee and charged with the mission of supporting Sister Stan Terese M. Mumuni and the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love (MASEL) in their efforts to build and operate an orphanage to care for the rejected "spirit children" of Northern Ghana who would otherwise be rejected or ritually killed. In this mission, this organization will participate in awareness building and education, in fund-raising, both individually and through grant-writing, and in tracking progress of the building project and keeping you informed!

History: The Catholic Diocese of Yendi is a very rural diocese in the Northeastern corner of Ghana. Poverty is the lot of the people of Northern Ghana, and the majority of the people are illiterate. There is just one primary school and one health clinic to serve over 5000 people in this diocese. One of the most commonly held traditional beliefs of this area is that a child who is born with any physical deformity or disability, and also twins, are automatically "spirit children", i.e. children who are bad omens for the family and the community at large. These children are traditionally killed. Recently, efforts have been made to talk the parents into releasing these children into the custody of the church, but the orphanage in the nearby city of Tamale, the regional capital of Ghana, is full. Therefore, Sister Stan has seen the need to establish a new orphanage in the village of Sang.

MASEL: To fulfill her dream of operating a new orphanage and caring for the "spirit children" of Northern Ghana, a new Religious Congregation called Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love (MASEL) has been established. MASEL's five main goals are: 1) To provide for the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual welfare of the children. 2) To demonstrate to the parents of the Sang community that these children are not "evil spirits" and that the care needed by them is possible within the family setting. 3) To foster relationships between these children and their families who will come to accept them as part of the community. 4) To develop an educational/training scheme for educating the community. 5) To integrate medical professionals into the program as a means of changing the beliefs of the people through elimination of these disabilities.

In addition to creating this new religious order of nuns to daily care for the children, a Ghanaian Board of Directors has been established to directly oversee the orphanage. Members of this Board include, among others, an accountant, architect, lawyer, social worker, pharmacist, IT technician, teacher, and a Reverend Brother.

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May 16, 2012
Sister Stan's Children, Inc. was granted
exemption from Federal income tax under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code on May 16, 2012. Contributions to us
are now deductible under section 170 of the
Code.



April 15, 2011
Sister Stan's Children, Inc. was officially
registered as a non-profit corporation
in the State of Tennessee on April 15, 2011.



The son of one of our Board members spent 6 months living in Northern Ghana, volunteering and working in many different capacities with Sr. Stan and the children. Click above for a first hand account of his thoughts and experiences.