Bernard Mukwavi and his wife Anne founded Mercy Touch Mission International in 2001. They are currently serving in full time ministry and work in Canada. Anne and Bernard were born and raised in Zambia. With their family they left Zambia, worked in Holland, and eventually came to Canada. It was after a visit back to their homeland that Bernard and Anne realized how bad circumstances had become with the onset of HIV/AIDS, disease, and immense poverty. They saw a huge problem with the growing numbers of orphaned and vulnerable children.
Bernard and Anne decided to do something to help these children. They went out and got donations, used what little money they had, rented a house, and took in some orphans. They started with 4 children, and today Mercy Touch has over 30 children sponsored within the homes; and by God's provision the number is increasing. Mercy Touch also sponsors children within the community and runs other programs mentioned on the website as well.