Fountains of Hope International, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Water

Location: 10409 Holaday Drive Carmel IN 46032 USA

Mission: Our mission is to serve God by providing safe, life-giving water to people in need. The vision of Fountains of Hope is to empower and equip the body of Christ to provide life-sustaining water for all of God’s children. We will expand this vision by continuing to build relationships with churches, other like-minded ministries and organizations.
Results: Fountains of Hope has installed over 50 water purifier systems in Haiti helping those most affected by the Jan. 2010 earthquake and cholera outbreaks. We installed 15 purifier systems in Kenya helping during the post-election violence, in HIV/AIDs orphanges and the IDP camps near the Somalian border. Two wells were installed in Haiti and five wells installed in Zimbabwe. We hosted our first health and hygiene conference this summer and will be training people in future events.
Target demographics: Our targeted demographics are helping widows and orphans and those afflicted by disasters around the world. We are primarily working in Haiti to help eliminate the cholera outbreaks that are still heavily impacting the country (in spite of it not being on the US news!)
Direct beneficiaries per year: We have had over 20 water purifier systems installed in Haiti this year and 5 systems installed in Kenya. Other organizations use our system and are installing them in other countries.
Geographic areas served: Haiti, Africa, India, South America, Central America, Asia.
Programs: FoH is committed to the installation, integration and teaching of safe water solutions for the poorest and most marginalized via water purification, well drilling and health and hygiene education.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Lifeline organization is really awesome. After coming here as a Christian yet with a non-Christian school, it was awesome seeing the impact in my groups lives as we impact the Haitian Lives around us.
I loved being able to meet, hug, and hold the hands of the children that were here. Even if you didn't know their name, they still treated you as a close Family Relative. I would definitely suggest this organization to a youth group, church, or even a school that is looking to make a difference. I loved my experience, and I am hoping to come back soon

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

The only thing that I would change would be a personal act. I would definitely learn the language a bit better than I had done before.

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?

Quite 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  

Traveling to Haiti was THE best service that I have done so far. This trip made me realize that I need to do more hands on volunteer. Along with service I had tons of fun! Fountains of hope does an amazing job at being supportive, caring, helpful, and giving, not only for the community, but for those that come and help. We are told what and how to do everything and every little thing that we did made a change. We had AMAZING hosts, food, and transportation. Completely worth it and would totally come again.

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

Keep everything the same!

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?

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  

I will never forget this once in a life time experience I had a blast. The people in Haiti are just so nice and have a big heart and love to help. I never felt so happy in life being here I enjoy being here this one week My group is the best I love them so much and we shared so many memories we wont forget. I love this place. I Love the food.I love the staff.I love everything. It kills my heart to see these kids with no shoes or no underwear. I hate the fact that I cant do much to impact them. I feel the change. I feel the differnce in the world. I cant imgine leaving here because I love this place so much its my home. My group is my family. I love haiti and i will miss it. I pray all the people will be safe and healthy. I will try to come back because i really do want to come back.#Haiti#trip#all#the#way#fountainsofhope

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  

Going to Haiti was going to be an interesting experience no matter what, but going along with Fountains of Hope made the adventure life-altering for both me and the kids I got super close with. The food? delicious. The housing? far exceeded my worries. I would most definitely return as the joy that comes from this is uncomparable to anything I have ever done.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This experiemce was a once in a life time experince. I got really close with the people who came with me, even though some pranked us. I got to get close to the children and see through their eyes. People always see pictures of Haiti on T.V and the news, but experiencing it first hand opens your eyes and really makes you think "OMG this is real". The people in Haiti really need help. Unlike the homeless people in the US, the homless people in the US the people in Haiti do not have homeless shelters if they have nothing they have nothng. What my group and I did was install a water purification system in an orphanage that will give the people in the village thousands of gallons of pure water for years to come. My group and I accomplished more than we thought we could. I learned how to use cool tools and I also got to get inside the water purifier. The experience that I got in Haiti was a unique and awesome experience that I got to make with awesome people. I know that I will never forget this tripand niether will the people that we helped.

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  

This experience is impossible for me to forget. There was so much that the group accomplished. The mission of Fountains of Hope was to install a water purifuication system, and eventhough we did not complete all steps, we managed to do a lot. The people in Haiti, especially the children, are one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. When we arrived at Mission Lifeline they took us like part of their family. It was fantastic. Bill and everyone involved here, today and tomorrow, are going to make life changing projects and they keep impacting Haiti in a positive way and make this beautiful country come out from its darkness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was a fantastic experience to be able to join Fountains of Hope to one of their missions to instal a water purification system. It was a pleasure to join the mission with so many wonderful people. As an individual, I enjoyed making a trip to Haiti and being able to give many people hope and joy that will,hopefully, last for many years. If I had the option to make the same trip, I would. Fountains of Hope gives the opportunity to help others and have fun while doing it.

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I felt like I was running out of ideas on where/how to volunteer, when this opportunity came up. This service was one that I will definitely remember for the rest of my life. I came on this trip, not really knowing how things would happen, or what exactly would happen. However, once I got here it seemed like everything fell into place. Installing the water purification system was challenging at first because of certain tasks, but aside from that everything went well. Fountains of Hope made this trip to Haiti possible, and I really thank Bill Farrar for this. :)

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?

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  

One word for this trip is WOW! Fountains of hope is something I will remember for the rest of my life. I will remember this place because this was my first out of the country trip, I got to help/build, and I had a chance to be with a great leader ( Bill Farrar). With Bill he really was a good leader and he really made this trip great. I could not have asked for a better trip. With Bill he taught me so much in just one week.

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

I would make no changes to the trip. Everything was great.

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  

Fountains of Hope really changed my perspective on what a glass of water means. Bill Farrar, our team leader helped us set up a 1000 gallon water tank on a roof , something that will help the people of the village for years to come. FoH has been an awesome experience and I really learned a lot through helping the people of Haiti and it changed my idea of the word "help".

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

N/A

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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