Hello everyone, I'm known as Melvia! I'm so glad you are interested in knowing more about me.


Here is a younger picture of me so you can see how much I've grown

Birthdate: December 1, 2012

Since: October 25, 2018

"Melvia is such a lovely child, she is shy but adorable. She used to live on the streets with her mom. When the mother died, Social Welfare brought Melvia to live with us. We don’t have any information about her father. Melvia is a healthy little girl in the 2nd grade. She attends a Christian school here in the neighborhood and has lots of friends there."

- Corrie Ockhuysen

My favorite 


"I love to play with dolls and make sand cakes."

My favorite 


Math and Portuguese

My favorite 


Chicken and French Fries

My most recent accomplishment

Doing well in painting and creative arts

My birthday wish

My dream

"I dream of being a famous singer."

Me at play

My health


Please pray for Melvia's protection and to overcome her shyness. If she wants to be a famous singer she has to overcome shyness.


We praise the Lord for Melvia opening up more, expressing more,  and now praying in front of others. 

there are 45 of us-this way to the previous one 

there are 45 of us-this way to the next one 

Melvia Cornelia

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Iris Matola Rio Children Center

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Matola Rio, Mozambique

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Child Sponsorship

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People within Europe who want to support us on a regular base (or a onetime donation), please support us through:
God’s Embassy Amsterdam, Ellermanstraat 30, 1114AK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Acc.nr: (Iban) NL32 INGB 0004 9787 45 for Children’s home Mozambique, Iris Ministries.
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