Humanity For Children
Rating: 4.9 stars 42 42 reviews 1,553
2101 W Broadway #103-131 Columbia MO 65203 USA
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.
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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I think Humanity for Children is doing a great job not only by establishing projects in Eastern Africa; but more, through providing integrative and encouraging voluntary opportunities for people who want to travel and make a difference. These voluntary opportunities allow ordinary American people to get to know other cultures and expand on their knowledge about the world outside. Such opportunities are great tools to create humble ties and diminish the gab between people of developed and less developing countries.
I volunteered with Humanity For Children in June of 2015 to Rwanda and Tanzania. This was a great experience, HFC is really doing it right, to make changes where it is most needed by going to different villages building relationships and getting to know what the people need. One thing that HFC focus on is listening to want they want and need not what we think they need.
I volunteered for humanity for children one summer, it was a life changing experience. I've never worked with such tender, caring people. We worked with so many women and children, and the patience and tenderness of the hand picked groups that volunteered was unbelievable.
Hi my name is Tony Mitchell and I am student/ staff member at Westminster College. I attended the trip with Humanity For Children this past summer. Visiting Rwanda and Tanzania was a surreal experience. As an economics major, I have had the opportunity to read numerous articles about the challenges that these exact countries face. Reading articles to understand the well being of millions of people is one thing, but to actually travel to the countries of Rwanda and Tanzania brings the words to life and allows a shift in my perspective, as one learns about the complexities surrounding the challenges. The biggest impact the trip had on me, was being an Black American and traveling to countries where people saw me as their equal and even a native.Also with my father being an Haitian emigrant, I could have been one of the millions facing the same day y to day challenges . It makes me appreciate the many privileges I have from being born in the United States.Traveling to these countries has been the highlight of my life but has also laid down a foundation for something even greater to be achieved. Hopefully one day I can establish polices and regulations that will help eradicate the poverty traps plaguing developing countries.
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My wife went to Africa with Humanity for Children this past summer and the work they did was amazing. The way they are touching so many lives is awesome. They are not there for a one time fix, but to help the people become self-sustaining and thrive as a community. I know it changed my wife's life and I hope to someday be able to go with her and work with HFC and the people of Africa as well.
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.
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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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!
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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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