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HEARTS FOR LOVE WORLDWIDE INC

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Education

Address:

989 S Main Street A-122 Cottonwood AZ 86326 USA

Mission:

Our Mission ~ to assist in changing the lives of those living in poverty in Kenya. Our goal is to empower poor communities in Kenya with educational programs designed to serve men, women and children.

Results:

HFLW does not concentrate on one particular orphanage, school, or project. Each year we are given the task of choosing a situation that may need the most help. We choose the project, create a program and solution, fund raise and then fix the problem. We take care of emergency situations as they arise but our goals are to create sustainable programs for those that need us. In 2014 we started a farm to sustain a day care centers needs for their lunch program for children who come for school and lunch. The property was donated by a Kenyan family, there are chicken and pigs, gardens planted with many different types of vegetables, banana trees, passion fruit, and avocado trees planted. With the sale of eggs, meat, and vegetables it helps to pay for the needs of the day care center, along with providing food needs for the center, and employment. The year 2014 continued our sponsorship program for Kenyan students. Some of the poorest secondary level students, and those orphaned are provided with the opportunity to attend boarding school and further their education. This is an ongoing program year to year. Visit our website to see our accomplishments throughout the years. www.heartsforloveworldwide.org

Target demographics:

Although children are the main focus we strive to assist families, parents, and all those that may be affected by the intense poverty in Kenya.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Last year we specifically helped Tusemezane Family Program Center in Ngong, Kenya stabilizing them with the start of a sustainable farm providing vegetables, fruit trees, & livestock. We also directly helped 7 students with their educational fees for the year in boarding schools.

Geographic areas served:

Africa - Kenya. Mathare slum area located in and around Ngong. Maasailand located in the Great Rift Valley and of course we serve locally in our hometowns.

Programs:

Volunteer Programs with scheduled trips to work with our projects. We have four funding programs, Education, Food, Medical/Health and Business. Sponsorships are available for any students.

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Reviews for HEARTS FOR LOVE WORLDWIDE INC

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I have been fortunate to be involved with Hearts for Love Worldwide. I have been able to help a young woman reach her dreams of further education. I have been sponsoring her to attend a boarding school in Kenya. I receive the status of her grades every quarter, and have been blessed to receive some personal letters from her as well. I am kept updated about her progress, and am able to see where every dollar goes that I send for her. I am more than happy to recommend this charity to others.
Lynn O. McCullough

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Hi, my name is Alice and I have been a donor and a volunteer with Hearts For Love Worldwide for two years. I feel privileged to be a part of this organization. This organization is small but that is why I was drawn to them, because their goals are to really help others. You can see exactly the impact that the donations have. We are kept well informed of how our donations are used. I have volunteered on numerous occasions at fund raising events and working with Lory and others has been such a wonderful experience! I have heard that volunteering on a trip to Kenya is a great opportunity and I hope to be able to do that soon! Thank you!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

i was lucky to meet and work with hearts of love worldwide during lory`s last visit and i must say it was eye opener on the situation we have in Ngong,Nairobi in 2012.i was priviledged to capture some of the pictures of the volunteer work.i appreciate everything they have done and continue to do to this day, the work your doing to provide for the children in poverty providing,food,education,and to see childrenĀ“s faces light with joy and hope is truly inspiring and humbling.Back here at home we remember hearts of love worldwide and we thank you and may God bless you.

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

more volunteers and more funding need to be considered to help organisation and reach as many children as possible.

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so impressed with the selfless work done by this non-profit, and by the amount of benefit they can provide with the funds received. I have seen a video of the kids who have been helped by Hearts for Love Worldwide and they each show so much promise. All they need is some support and resources to help end the cycle of poverty.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so honored to support this organization because it gives directly to those who need it most, there are no middle-men, and I know that even the smallest donation makes a HUGE impact in the lives of those it serves to support.

I have seen the results of the work of HFLW first-hand and applaud their genuine efforts and devotion. This type of change can only be possible by the hard work and devotion of its passionate and committed volunteers and organizational leader.

I will continue to support and bring awareness to this wonderful organization as it strives to bring even greater change to the lives of individuals in Kenya through education, medical and food assistance. Together we can all make a change for the better!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have fond memories of my first encounter without Jenny and Loryjacobs,both of Hearts For Love Worldwide. It was a gloomy day for me and Tusemezane children center. We were pondering the best way to throw in the towel. We did not
know where the next meal for the orphans would come from, were had no teacher not cook due to lack or salary allowance. I and the secretary Lucy were the only people left to volunteer to keep the centre running; buy now we had given up! Then comes these two hearts of love walk in so full if life,bubbling with joy and laughter, speaking words of hope . They promised to stand with Tusemezane and make it their priority, "Do not give up, hang in there ", were Loryjacobs words.

For sure they kept their word. It's wasn't easy for them & Tusemezane but today, i am so proud to be associated with Hearts For Love. Tusemezane can boast of the Kindness &love of HFLW. Among the achievements realized are:
Our daily feeding program is efficiently running with constant food supply. This means that the children do not drop out of school due to hunger to engage in risky behavior.
The School, Early Childhood Development Education is running smoothly because Hearts For Love are paying for two teachers and a cook.
85 children access food on a daily basis.
10 youth have access to Secondary Education.
We have 2 active women Groups engaging in entrepreneur activities in a bid to eradicate poverty,
A youth group empowered bye Hearts For Love, this is the same group that has produced the Tusemezane Documentary.
Construction of washrooms( pit latrines)

I am grateful that Tusemezane staff have gained skills in finance manage, book keeping and documentation, values like integrity, efficiency & transparency. I would recomend them without hesitation to any one without a second thought.
Margaret Karani (Director Tusemezane Family Program)

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Although being aware of this organization since its inception, in 2010 I was able to travel to Kenya with Hearts For Love Worldwide. I was guided through the entire process and the expectations. I was even made aware of the poverty and dire conditions that the people in the area endured. What I wasn't forwarned about was that my heart would never be the same. The entire experience has been an everlasting memory. I find it hard to put into words my heartbreak for the children and people of this amazing land, while remembering the joy, hope and love that the prople share with you a visitor. Hearts For Love Worldwide made my journey unforgettable, and has changed my life. As a current officer, I am now fully aware that all donations given to the various programs are indeed spent in the manner of which the donator designated. From a personal experience, I can attest to the need of the children that Hearts For Love is trying to educate through its donations as well as the food it provides for those little ones.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hearts For Love Worldwide remains the most honest nonprofit I know of. ALL of the donations go to the people and projects they were intended for. The CEO, Lory Jacobs gives tirelessly of herself to those she has met in Kenya. She continues to learn about what needs to be done within the country's parameters (Africa) for what she is able to do to help those in need. She works closely with an educated, dedicated woman named Margaret Karani who has set up a small school for children in Kenya called Tusemezane. HFLW has helped several children attend classes at a higher level as formal school is not free in Kenya. Between Lory, Margaret and the donations from private donors, many children have been fed and helped to achieve a higher level of living.
Before this nonprofit became more viable, this CEO dedicated her own money to helping others go to school and have enough food to succeed. She was working as a caregiver and sending part of her earnings to Kenya. The people in that country touched her heart very deeply when she made her first visit as a volunteer in 2008. That comittment to helping others continues to this day. She remains honest and believes in integrity as a way of life; that is why all donations go directly to the people she continues to work for in order that they may achieve a better way of life.
It would be terrific if this nonprofit, Hearts For Love Worldwide could be assisted with grants in order to help even more children not only attend school, but to just get a meal to survive another day knowing someone cared for them.
Thank you for your time in reading this.
Sherry Lee

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have watched this nonprofit grow for the past 4 years. The CEO, Lory Jacobs has given all of the donations to HFLW to the people in Kenya. She has also set up sponsors for the children that need to go on to the next level of education as they have to pay for their education in Kenya. She has gotten right in and helped with the projects that she has set up and implemented on her trips to Africa, and has brought pictures back of the people and examples of how they live. She has a feeling for those she has met and has encouraged others in that country to continue on with their desire to help others. She is a good business person with a heart. She has integrity, is honest with the donations and truly has a love and concern for those in Kenya.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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