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Humanity For Children

Rating: 4.92 stars   37 reviews 1,192

Nonprofit Issues:

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Address:

2101 W Broadway #103-131 Columbia MO 65203 USA

Mission:

Humanity for Children is committed to improving the quality of life of children in remote areas of East Africa through community-based, sustainable initiatives that empower individuals and positively affect health, education, safety, and economic conditions.

Programs:

Medical Clinics - Humanity for Children is committed to providing basic health care such as vaccines, examinations, and medicines to children around the world that do not have access to basic medical needs. Humanity for Children has projects in the areas of health care, microfinance, community partnerships, and more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My connection is through a fellow faculty member who knows the Dr. in charge. I have seen the fantastic work they do for people in dire need. From nite lamps to food to education, this organization is beyond words.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Humanity for Children is a fantastic non-profit for the following reasons:
1) The organization is committed to making a change for those less fortunate in a way that is a sustainable. Teaching someone to fish is much better than bringing them fish. Their methods invests in people to create a better life through their own efforts, not the non-profit's. This provides a since of responsibility, pride, and confidence in how they can keep on improving their life through their own efforts and commitment.
2) Once the seeds of progress is sown, others learn these basic tenants and the process/benefits are multiplied.
3) The groups commitment is outstanding. The members of HFC are humble and energized to making a difference. The commitment to making it happen and follow up is key the to success.

The combination of the right people, the right process, and humbleness makes this group one that I will keep investing in.

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1 person found this review helpful

What I enjoy about HFC is the emphasis on team building, the focus on culture, and the priority of helping parents help their children. It is a simple but clear model that empowers everyone involved in the mission. I can't say enough about the Leadership, volunteers, or the people of Rwanda and Tanzania that we work with.
Blessings to all!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just returned from my first of what I pray is many trips to Africa with an amazing team from Humanity For Children! Seeing how they have positively impacted so many lives in Eastern Africa has given me a much broader idea of what this nonprofit is all about! They are not there to provide a one time fix or band aid for the people they meet. They are there to help in providing support for projects that will help the people become self-sustaining and thrive. Humanity for Children really takes the time to get to know the people of each village and listen to what their needs are. Then they can work with them on their projects and be sure the projects will support what their needs are. I am truly blessed to have been able to go with them! I look forward to the next trip!

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2 people found this review helpful

Our 2015 Project Team just returned from East Africa where we monitored existing projects and explored new ones. It was a great team -- Bret, Kaitlin, Meredith, Tony, Azza, Bernard, Luca, Big Poppi (Dan) and me. Our economic empowerment projects in Rwanda and Tanzania are exceeding our expectations and we look forward to our second year of the Bright Light Campaign at Gashanda Primary School. We thank our partners -- Ernest, Dieudonne, John English, Emmanuel, Jean Claude, Toto, Israel, Robin, Daniel, Ndinini, Mayor Aphrodise, and so many more. Although we have no paid administrative staff, HFC continues to make a difference in the lives of people, particularly children, in East Africa. Please join us as we work with our partners in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. Bob

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2 people found this review helpful

Humanity for Children supports the villages and clinics of East Africa by helping those areas support themselves and become independent. Their clinic support has helped many thousands of people in the Kisumu region of Kenya and is helping to expand health services in Rwnada. Through their micro finance projects, they are helping individuals break out of the cycle of poverty and sustain themselves and through their partnerships communities flourish. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone looking to make a difference.

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2 people found this review helpful

I am really proud of this organization for the work that they have been doing internationally, especially in Rwanda, Eastern province, Ngoma district. I am glad to say that my family, friends, neighbors and community members of Gashanda were able to get a health post that takes care of their basic medical needs due to the partnership and collaboration with Humanity for Children. In addition, Humanity for children has reached out to the women that are passionate to use their talents, skills and experiences to starting their own micro income projects. The amazing thing about this organization is, no body gets paid for the life changing work they do, it's all about love and commitment to blessing other people with who they are and what they have.

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I can't express enough with my words what HFC has been doing to change people's lives particularly in Rwanda, Kibungo city. I have been working for HFC as an interpreter, translator, advisor, guide and assistant since 2007 and I have seen with my own eyes where dreams came reality, and where projects, ambitions, goals and humanitarian passions get implemented. It is so impressive and humbling experience to get to see mothers and children lining up at one of the most needed HFC health center (Gashanda) to see a nurse/doctor. How awesome, inspiring and rewording is to see micro project groups get together and sit under the tree to share the progress of their own income activities! Personally, I would say that without HFC, I wouldn't be able to come the States to pursuit graduate school. Anyway, there are a lot to say about this nonprofit organization; I wish all international NGOs can learn from HFC such effective and cross -culturally sensitive approaches to serve the world.

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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: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My late husband had a heart for Africa from the time he was area director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Junior Chamber International in the early 80s. Through Humanity for Children he was able to fulfill his dream of returning to Africa and working with the people there to help them help themselves. His passion inspired other people, including me, to work with Humanity for Children. It is a small organization, run completely by volunteers, but it accomplishes big things: a clinic for women and children, micro-financing projects to help Rwandans obtain self-sufficiency, solar lights to allow young students to do their homework at night in a home without electricity, to name a few. Through their connections with Humanity for Children, three young African men have come to the U.S. and completed their master's degrees at the University of Missouri, and one is working on his Ph.D. They will be able to return to Africa and assume leadership roles, working for a better life for all Rwandans and Tanzanians. I can't say enough about this wonderful organization that manages to accomplish so much without any overhead or administrative costs.

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2 people found this review helpful

Humanity for Children supports by helping people help themselves. When an Association of farmers is given a pig, one baby pig is given away to a farmer who does not have one. Then from his baby pigs, a pig is given to someone else. That way the people are given a way to make a living or send a child to school. There is a sense of pride and togetherness in the community that is invaluable. It is money well spent. I have personally witnessed this project when I traveled to Kibungo, Africa. The smiles on their faces are worth more than money can buy. This organization sends all the money donated for projects. Their only outlay is the native African who travels to each project to make sure it is running well. And this employs a person in the countryside, not someone from a western country. What a great organization!!!!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I found out about Humanity for Children through my dear friend Kathryn Morgan. I'm passionate about health and education in many contexts and capacities. Their mission and work is inspiring and I wanted to support their efforts. I volunteered at one of their fund raising events. I also helped organize a team to complete the Rock N Roll 1/2 marathon and we raised money for Humanity for Children. They are a great organization and its wonderful to watch the positive impact they're causing expand and grow.

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