SPRINGS OF HOPE KENYA INC

Rating: 4.17 stars   6 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 2504 Southpointe Dr Dunedin FL 34698 USA

Mission: The Vision of Springs of Hope Kenya (SOHK) is that children who are abandoned, orphaned and homeless grow up knowing the love of Christ and have hope for a future. The mission of SOHK is to endeavor to transform lives by providing not only a safe home, but also the love and support necessary so that each child/youth/family can reach their full potential. Our purpose is to nurture each child/youth/family and to provide support to each of them so they discover and develop their God given gifts/talents through education and employment.
Target demographics: orphans, vulnerable children, youth and men & women who have HIV/Aids.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 44 children, 25 youth, 25 families.
Geographic areas served: Kenya
Programs: Children's home where 44 orphaned children are nurtured, loved and live. Employment program training where men and women who live with HIV/Aids learn to make beautiful hand crafted Kenyan bags. Funding education for vulnerable youth.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Springs of Hope is anamazing organization! Their commitment to children and the families they serve far exceed donors expectations.
Support of this organization is money well spent.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Springs of Hope Kenya is doing amazing work with orphaned, abandoned and abused children in Nakuru, Kenya. The impact that I have witnessed in my 7 trips there is immeasurable on the lives of the children.nhe donors who keep SOHK operating should feel a strong sense of accomplishment. I have been there to hold the young children and visit the schools where the older children attend.
If you are looking for a worthy place to invest...you have found the organization. Springs of Hope Kenya.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Springs of Hope Kenya works diligently to provide donors with everything they need to understand how and where their contributions are being used. I have been a donor since 2010 and currently volunteer with the organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to Kenya 2 times for 2 months at at time in the last 4 years. I have never seen such beauty and tragedy at the same time. My dearest friend Molly who I have know since I was 13…yes a few years ago since I am now 48- has built something that is truly inspiring. I have seen it first hand, built from bottom to top and spent a good deal of time with the children that have been rescued from horrific conditions. I have seen first hand a Grandmother getting in touch with Molly to take in her grand-son who who was being molested on a nightly basis since his parents had passed. I have seen her take in 3 girls all with epileptic seizures that had been abandoned by their parents. I have watched her weave through the government of Kenya trying to educate, medicate and house children who had no other place to go. For the months I spent there, I also witnessed a tireless woman that could never say no. If we could only all walk the walk this woman does. Truly inspirational. Truly makes a difference. This is why my business is dedicated to giving 10% of all profits always to this life saving place.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have always received tax statement for donations..and I have seen this woman move mountains and go without for her kids at SOHK. I would highly recommend this orphanage as a wonderful place to see real change in the lives of the least of these.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Absolutely no transparency. Springs of Hope Kenya does not give any specific details on their website about what they do, nor does their site provide a downloadable annual report. Their accountant flat out refused to send me the latest IRS Form 990. When I pointed out that that's illegal, SOHK's president promised to comply. She never did. They act as if they have something to hide.

UPDATE: I reported SOHK to the IRS. Only after that, (two months after I asked them to e-mail their Form 990 to me) the form showed up on Guidestar. Reading thru their 990s, it's obvious that they spend too much of their resources on preaching as opposed to practical aid for the desperately needy.

I had a long and difficult experience trying to get these people to share information. You can read about it here --- http://grantner.tumblr.com/post/42835326136/springs-of-hope

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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