HUMANITY FOR CHILDREN

Rating: 4.91 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 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  

1 person 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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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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Rating: 4 stars  

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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2 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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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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1 person 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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I have had the privilege to see how Humanity for Children has developed over the years. My husband, had always wanted to travel to Africa and contribute to making the lives of the people he met better. Through this organization I have seen how the lives of many people have been changed including his. He and this organization amaze me with their dedication and commitment to helping and improving the lives of the people this organization is dedicated to serving. Not only does this organization help change the lives of people they work with, but I have seen the students return from working with this organization changed and inspired to make a difference in the world.

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I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with Humanity for Children starting early on-- traveling to East Africa for 8 weeks in 2007. What an humbling process it all was--a big vision with little funds, few but dedicated volunteers. Although, because of this, I was able to see first hand the development of this small, but passionate organization. I saw friendships strengthen and community cultivated, I saw empty lots turn into health clinics. I have witnessed people of different cultures, ages, races working together to improve education, health care and empower communities--learning from each other and growing as individuals along the way.

To see the impact of this small, but dedicated organization for the past 7 years has been remarkable, and personally I have come to see many fellow volunteers are part of my family- and for that I am so thankful. As my husband finishes up his residency to become a physician, we are already brainstorming ways we can continue to volunteer and travel back to East Africa with Humanity for Children.

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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1 person found this review helpful

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to volunteer with Humanity For Children. It was amazing to travel to East Africa to be a part of the difference this organization is making as well as the incredible impact the experience had on me. Not only will I continue to help support this organization but I will also work to find another opportunity to travel back to Africa to be a part of the difference first hand.

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Humanity for Children is an organization that, despite its small size, makes a huge impact in every east African community it decides to engage in. Humanity for Children is faced with monumental challenges(opportunities) in striving to improve the quality of life of children in east Africa. While volunteering with this organization I was overwhelmed by the amount of work that there is to do with the wonderful people in Rwanda and Tanzania. The organization is very deliberate and strategic in its relationships, always seeking to leverage the limited resources available to create the most positive outcomes for the children in east Africa. This is an international NGO that is conscientious and uses clear, predetermined guidelines for engaging with communities in service activities.

I was most impressed by the quality and depth of the relationships that this organization has cultivated with servant leaders in Rwanda and Tanzania. These relationships of trust enable Humanity for Children to have a clear advantage when looking to accomplish projects/plans that will further it's mission.

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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The impact that Humanity for Children has made in Kibungo, Rwanda is incredible. Through dedicated volunteers, board members and donors - the organization is able to truly make a difference in the lives of women and children. Their commitment to continue to reach out, help and support the villages and communities in Rwanda is simply amazing.

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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