Tree of Life USA 2018-02-23T18:14:35+00:00

Tree of Life USA


Tree of Life USA is an American non-profit organization created for and committed to caring for orphans and children in difficult situations primarily in the country of Benin. Our organization tells the stories of the children we serve to raise awareness of their daily reality and also to raise financial means to help meet their needs since they are not able to do this for themselves. We are committed to offering hope to the hopeless.


Our focus is on Sakété, Benin, a place where many of Tree of Life’s board members have seen firsthand the need of those in extreme poverty in this area. One of our specific goals is to partner with Beninese non-profit, Arbre de Vie and assist in the support of the orphanage Yedidja in Sakete.

In addition to the children in the orphanage, we support many kids who live in Sakete and surrounding villages to go to school, provide health care, food and other basic needs.

We also provide Baby formula for infants whose mothers have died during or shortly after delivery.

The president and vice president of Tree of Life, Ashley and Jon Barchus live in Sakete, Benin full time along with 3 other American volunteers through Tree of Life USA


We have joined others serving the community of Sakété, Benin in order to defend orphans and help give them hope for a future. We believe in living out Christ’s love in tangible ways. In a country where over 10% of children do not live to their 5th birthday, child labor is a severe problem  because of the lack of financial means, and medical care is not provided without money, we believe in being responsible with our resources and helping those in need. As we see extreme poverty and balance it with Jesus’ teaching, we cannot remain silent or uninvolved. We believe Jesus meant the commands He gave us and we try our best to carry them out.  Since these children don’t have parents to provide for them, we will stand in their place. We are a group of dedicated people who want to see these children grow and succeed.


As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.