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Fountains of Hope International, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   44 reviews 2,370

Address:

10409 Holaday Drive Carmel IN 46032 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to serve God by providing safe, life-giving water to people in need. The vision of Fountains of Hope is to empower and equip the body of Christ to provide life-sustaining water for all of God’s children. We will expand this vision by continuing to build relationships with churches, other like-minded ministries and organizations.

Results:

Fountains of Hope has installed over 50 water purifier systems in Haiti helping those most affected by the Jan. 2010 earthquake and cholera outbreaks. We installed 15 purifier systems in Kenya helping during the post-election violence, in HIV/AIDs orphanges and the IDP camps near the Somalian border. Two wells were installed in Haiti and five wells installed in Zimbabwe. We hosted our first health and hygiene conference this summer and will be training people in future events.

Target demographics:

Our targeted demographics are helping widows and orphans and those afflicted by disasters around the world. We are primarily working in Haiti to help eliminate the cholera outbreaks that are still heavily impacting the country (in spite of it not being on the US news!)

Direct beneficiaries per year:

We have had over 20 water purifier systems installed in Haiti this year and 5 systems installed in Kenya. Other organizations use our system and are installing them in other countries.

Geographic areas served:

Haiti, Africa, India, South America, Central America, Asia.

Programs:

FoH is committed to the installation, integration and teaching of safe water solutions for the poorest and most marginalized via water purification, well drilling and health and hygiene education.

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317-289-9170
http://FountainsOfHope.org

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I live in Haiti and have for 8 years. This is the second time I have had the chance to partner with FOH. The first was last year when they came up north to our mission and put in a water filtration system for the mission I work for to provide clean water to our facility. He also brought an OT Professor from ISU and a ST to serve alongside me for the week. It was a blessing to my therapy ministry to have them work alongside me.

This past week I helped Bill lead a group of ISU occupational therapy students on a service break trip in Port Au Prince, Haiti to help provide therapy to disabled children in 2 orphanages. They did evaluations and wrote educational and therapy plans for 1 orphanage that is opening a special education school and fixed/built equipment for positioning at another orphanage. FOH allowed the group to commute between the orphanages, as well as explore the culture and community in Haiti. FOH helped with all the logistics of travel. It was a great week and the team made a sustainable difference at both orphanages. While we worked in therapy world Bill the founder helped build tables and shelves for the special needs school and put in a water filtration system at a church.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We compeleted therapy evaluations and came up with sustainable treatment plans for the special needs children in two different orphanages. As occupational therapy students, this has been an excellent learning experience. I have had an amazing time working with the children and learning more about the culture in Haiti.

 
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Our group (isu ot's) went to Haiti with fountains of hope to provide services to children with disabilities. Our experience so far has been great. We had translators and transportation set up and we were able to evaluate and treat all the children without any problems. I felt safe the whole trip and stayed at New life orphanage which provided the food and shelter for the week. I would definitely consider going on another mission trip with fountains of hope after this experience

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our ISU occupational therapy group of 7 was able to travel with Fountains of Hope to Port Au Prince, Haiti to help provide therapy to disabled children in 2 orphanages. FOH allowed us to commute between the orphanages, as well as explore the culture and community here.

 
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My therapy team partnered with FOH to serve children with disabilities at orphanages in Port Au Prince. We were able to combine our skills to build, adapt wheelchairs, and create therapy and educational plans for a new school. FOH founder Bill was an amazing addition to our team to help us navigate the life in Haiti!

 
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Fountains of Hope visited our Mission in Haiti. They installed a water purifier for our orphanage. As soon as it is completed we can open the orphanage. The last time they visited they installed a system at a school that we take care of. This will provide clean water for the children as well as the families nearby. We can not thank Fountains of Hope enough. It is so important for the future of this community to have clean drinking water. Some people have to travel long distances to get clean water so we feel very fortunate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

As a teacher taking 12 high-schoolers to install a water purification system in Haiti, Fountains of Hope provided a great project for our group. Bill was helpful and knowledgeable about the culture and area. The students had so much fun during the service trip, and accomplished a lot. My one criticism would be that not all students had tasks at every time, the project was too small for our group. We found other areas for them to help, but it took some rearranging and logistics. Overall, a rewarding experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would have appreciated a more set timeline. We had planned a few projects before our trip to Haiti, and it seemed as though our host Mission were not clued in as to what we had wanted to do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Unsure

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Lifeline organization is really awesome. After coming here as a Christian yet with a non-Christian school, it was awesome seeing the impact in my groups lives as we impact the Haitian Lives around us.
I loved being able to meet, hug, and hold the hands of the children that were here. Even if you didn't know their name, they still treated you as a close Family Relative. I would definitely suggest this organization to a youth group, church, or even a school that is looking to make a difference. I loved my experience, and I am hoping to come back soon

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only thing that I would change would be a personal act. I would definitely learn the language a bit better than I had done before.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Traveling to Haiti was THE best service that I have done so far. This trip made me realize that I need to do more hands on volunteer. Along with service I had tons of fun! Fountains of hope does an amazing job at being supportive, caring, helpful, and giving, not only for the community, but for those that come and help. We are told what and how to do everything and every little thing that we did made a change. We had AMAZING hosts, food, and transportation. Completely worth it and would totally come again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep everything the same!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I will never forget this once in a life time experience I had a blast. The people in Haiti are just so nice and have a big heart and love to help. I never felt so happy in life being here I enjoy being here this one week My group is the best I love them so much and we shared so many memories we wont forget. I love this place. I Love the food.I love the staff.I love everything. It kills my heart to see these kids with no shoes or no underwear. I hate the fact that I cant do much to impact them. I feel the change. I feel the differnce in the world. I cant imgine leaving here because I love this place so much its my home. My group is my family. I love haiti and i will miss it. I pray all the people will be safe and healthy. I will try to come back because i really do want to come back.#Haiti#trip#all#the#way#fountainsofhope

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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