Founded in 1987 by Drs. Jerry and Jana Lackey, Love Botswana seeks to sustainably transform individuals and communities by loving people, changing lives, and shaping futures.  Love Botswana was registered as a Trust with the Government of Botswana in 1995 and is now the largest faith-based non-governmental organization in Botswana.

Headquartered in the village of Maun at the southern edge of the Okavango Delta, Love Botswana has improved the lives of tens of thousands of people in its 37 years of operation.

The Love Botswana Board of Trustees at their December 2022 meeting in Maun, Botswana (L-R:  Dr. Jerry Lackey (Chairman), Dr. Jana Lackey (Chief Executive Officer) Mr. Fanuel Kibakaya (Treasurer), Dr. Pearl Kupe (Vice-Chairman), Mr. Attorney Chuchuchu Nchunga Nchunga.  Not pictured:  Rev. John Phillip (Secretary)


  • Lorato House Rescue Centre, is a licensed institution that provides 24-hour physical, mental, educational, and psychosocial care to orphans and vulnerable children from throughout Botswana. It is the only facility in the country to admit children with severe disabilities.
  • The Village Church was established in 1998 as a nondenominational church and now has branches in eight Okavango communities. The Church trains local pastors to carry out its mandate of “loving people, changing lives, and shaping futures.”
  • Reach4Life is a Christian life skills program for secondary school students that uses a special Bible to help participants take on life’s challenges such as bullying, drug and alcohol use, and relationships. The program has reached tens of thousands of Botswana youth since 2005.
  • Metro World Child is a life skills program for primary school students that uses colorful posters, scripture, and engaging stories to deliver faith-based moral education. The program began in Botswana in March 2022 and has reached more than 13,000 students.
  • The Life Centre opened in Maun in 2012 and serves as the administrative hub of Love Botswana, a place of safe recreation for youth, and home to Kingdomcity Maun. The Centre can host conferences and celebrations through its 1,600-seat auditorium and conference rooms.
  • Thamo Telele is a four-star safari lodge and game reserve in Maun that provides support to Love Botswana and its programs.
  • Deaf Heart advocates for the rights of deaf people in Botswana in education and employment.