Elisabeth Ph Heiser Foundation

Rating: 4.79 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: P.O.Box 35088 Alburquerque NM 87176 USA

Mission: The Elisabeth Ph Heiser Foundation supports the Admirable Mother Orphanage for children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The orphanage provides a loving home and a family for twenty children. We strive to ensure every child in the orphanage is given the best start in life to become productive and contributing citizens of society as responsible adults.  Our goal is to provide the Congolese children with quality and effective education, enabling them to discover the world and contribute to the country in which they live.  We are devoted to promoting knowledge of eternal human values which will promote peace and thereby end the terrible cycle of violence and poverty so prevalent in many areas of the continent.
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Rating: 5 stars  

EPH has been a great ay to give back to DRC, the idea behind housing vulnerable children in a forever home, is terrific. The kids are well fed and cared for, I have met some of the children housed at EPH foundations orphanage and they have changed so much for the better. EPH has been very open on their funds and where their money is going, it is an organization that we will continue to support!

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

They are currently working on updating the website, it would be nice to hear from the children that live at the forever home!

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?

Some

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  

The Elisabeth Ph Heizer Foundation is a fantastic non-profit that truly puts the children first with every decision. The kids in the orphanage really are the top priority! All efforts of the staff and volunteers go towards ensuring that the kids continue to have the safest and healthiest environment, and that they are provided with the best education, and I think that that really says a lot about the EPH Foundation and their goals.

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?

A lot

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  

The Admirable Mother Orphanage in Kinshasa DRC is the best! Their dedication to children is admirable. The director Elizabeth is nothing short of Amazing!

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

Help spread the word of their need. They have limited resources for fundraising and need help! If you are interested in helping, please send a message, they welcome any help from volunteers!

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?

Some

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I visited the Mere Admirable Orphanage in 2006 which is supported by the Elisabeth PH Heiser Foundation. As an experiential trip for my senior year of high school, I spent my weeks at the orphanage creating a short-film highlighting the orphanage and comparing it to other orphanages in the surrounding area. In addition, leaders of the orphanage and myself began a grant-writing process to find further funding for the project.

The orphanage itself is a safe and healthy community in which vulnerable children in the DRC can find a safe-haven in the bustling metropolis of Kinshasa. All of the individuals involved with the orphanage are dedicated to the cause and left me feeling that these children will grow up to represent a new generation of educated and determined individuals. Elisabeth is an amazing woman who is working hard to ensure the lives of these children are in the best care and that they receive the attention and care needed.

My experience with the orphanage has been nothing but positive and I feel that this project is something that should and could be replicated throughout the DRC to help vulnerable and displaced children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

keeping in contact with the Director Elisabeth and the children and hearing stories of their success.

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

ensure that the orphanage has a sustainable source of funding for generations to come.

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

This charity organization has dedicated itself in helping the children who unfornately no longer their parents to provide for their basic human needs. It has done an excellent job in provind education to the children and it has seen one of the first girl who arrived 10 years ago, coplete her secondary education with honors at 16. Though small by many standards, it has increased the number of children it helps, and the children really fell like they belong to a family and not just living in an orphanage.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the success it has experienced through the dedication and love all volunteers, staff, and the benefactors put forth. They are always open to new ideas and constantly striving to improve matters with the welfare of the children always as the driver

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Je viens de temps en temps à Kinshasa et j'en profite pour passer un peu de temps à l'orphelinat. Discuter, partager, jouer, lire avec les filles et le petit John est un vrai plaisir. Je rassemble en Belgique des habits, des livres, des jouets...que je leur amène. Les enfants sont bien soignés et bien éduqués et même si ce n'est que quelques enfants, cela donne de l'espoir.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Les enfants participent tous à la vie dans l'orphelinat. Les voir grandir est fabuleux. Ils prennent de l'assurance dans ce qu'ils font. L'orphelinat les éduque de manière à ce qu'ils deviennent des adultes responsables.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have been extremely impressed with the time and dedication of the staff members and the orphanage coordinator and president Elizabeth Forchive, who has dedicated her life to the children of the orphanage. All efforts are made to ensure that the children grow up sheltered from the suffering that plagues many other children within the D.R.C.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the growth and development of the children. After 10 years at the orphanage, the oldest child in the orphanage is now preparing for college.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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