Our organization was started by Mike and Michelle Tessendorf when they were pastoring a church in Mafikeng over 25 years ago. Children were rummaging on the city garbage dump for food. A few people from the church Mike and Michelle were pastoring decided to cook a pot of food and feed these children under a tree. From this initial response, the organization, Orchard: Africa, was born. Our ministry started as a feeding program because that’s what was needed at the time, and has developed into far more than that. Read more about what we do today.