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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Our Mission ~ to assist in changing the lives of orphans, poor and vulnerable children in Kenya. Our goal is to empower young people with the gift of a consistent education to help them to leave the poverty behind!

Results: EDUCATION 2017- RISING TO THE TOP IS UNDERWAY! Each August our education program focuses on our students in a new way. Last year is was Leaving Poverty Behind and this coming school year it will be about RISING TO THE TOP! Our goal is to concentrate on our students and encourage them to do the best that they can be. We will support them not only financially but emotionally and mentally as well with the motivation to raise their grade level to a new higher level! With your help we can do so much more! HFLW has focused on education for students of all ages helping with school finances because without resources many children are unable to go to school or continue education through the years. Since our inception in 2008 we have done several projects helping with educating those living in poverty. We choose a project, create a program and solution, fund raise and then fix the problem. At an orphanage it was tearing down an old building and building a new one into a library and computer learning center for 64 orphans who other wise would not have access to school books or the outside world through the use of computers. In 2014 we started a farm to sustain a day care center and their needs for their lunch program for the children who came for school and lunch. The property was donated by a Kenyan family. There are chicken and pigs, gardens planted with many different types of vegetables, banana trees, passion fruit, and avocado trees planted. With the sale of eggs, meat, and vegetables it helps to pay for the needs of the day care center, along with providing food needs for the center, and employment. The year 2015/2016 we continued our sponsorship program for Kenyan students. Some of the poorest secondary level students, and those orphaned are provided with the opportunity to attend boarding school and further their education. This is an ongoing program year to year. We increased the number of students we are sponsoring from 7 to 16 in the Ngong area a suburb of Nairobi. With the increase of our donor dollars in Feb. 2016 our organization was invited to meet with a rural Maasai community in the border town of Loitokitok, adjacent to Mt. Kiliminjaro and Amboseli National Park. HFLW chose to assist the five year old school with operating, and recreational supplies. At the same time while here we introduced our Education 2016-Leaving Poverty Behind program to the community and was able to sign 9 students. Our total students enrolled in our program is now 25. Continuing in 2016/2017 plans have been made to build and support a new Pre-School in Kibiko, Ngong Kenya. The land has been donated, architectural plans drawn but to begin construction we must now find the funding to raise the new buildings! Please consider donating to this project for the future opening in January of 2017.

Target demographics: Students gain an education to alleviate poverty.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, 2015/2016 we specifically helped with education fees for our 7 students enrolled in our Education 2016-Leaving poverty behind program, then added an additional 9 new students in the Ngong area. With 2 students graduating we were able to secure them employment while waiting to attend higher ed. Next we took on a Maasai rural school assisting with much needed supplies to operate properly, and added 9 new students from their community in Loitokitok.

Geographic areas served: Kenya, Africa

Programs: Full and partial Sponsorship for children in primary and secondary level of education. We work with students at the University level, and those pursuing trade school education. We provide opportunities to receive career goal guidance, workshops in job search and employment, and computer classes. Each year students attend self esteem building & motivational workshops. Last but not least we also fund raise so that we may have a Scholarship Program to help students in the US when they choose to attend college seeking career goals in the humanitarian sciences.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello I'm David, I have been supported by the organization ( HFLW) and my three siblings, Irene, Quinn and Catherine since 2013 when I almost dropped out if school due to luck of school fee in that we are orphans we had no one to depend on.We have seen great changes in our lives not that Irene is in form four last grade in high school, and Quinn is in grade six primary level and Catherine is in pre-unit the final class then she join grade one primary level and me I'm now waiting to join an online university called University Of The People to take a course of Business Administration.Here in Kenya the HFLW has helped many needy children and family through education and it has expanded to the other parts of the country. Thanks to all the donors whom have participated in all ways, and Lory has shown great light to me and all those who are in the organization. Kind regards to all.

SherryL

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hearts For Love Worldwide remains the most honest nonprofit I know of. ALL of the donations go to the people and projects they were intended for. The CEO, Lory Jacobs gives tirelessly of herself to those she has met in Kenya. She continues to learn about what needs to be done within the country's parameters (Africa) for what she is able to do to help those in need. She works closely with an educated, dedicated woman named Margaret Karani who has set up a small school for children in Kenya called Tusemezane. HFLW has helped several children attend classes at a higher level as formal school is not free in Kenya. Between Lory, Margaret and the donations from private donors, many children have been fed and helped to achieve a higher level of living.
Before this nonprofit became more viable, this CEO dedicated her own money to helping others go to school and have enough food to succeed. She was working as a caregiver and sending part of her earnings to Kenya. The people in that country touched her heart very deeply when she made her first visit as a volunteer in 2008. That comittment to helping others continues to this day. She remains honest and believes in integrity as a way of life; that is why all donations go directly to the people she continues to work for in order that they may achieve a better way of life.
It would be terrific if this nonprofit, Hearts For Love Worldwide could be assisted with grants in order to help even more children not only attend school, but to just get a meal to survive another day knowing someone cared for them.
Thank you for your time in reading this.
Sherry Lee

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have watched this nonprofit grow for the past 4 years. The CEO, Lory Jacobs has given all of the donations to HFLW to the people in Kenya. She has also set up sponsors for the children that need to go on to the next level of education as they have to pay for their education in Kenya. She has gotten right in and helped with the projects that she has set up and implemented on her trips to Africa, and has brought pictures back of the people and examples of how they live. She has a feeling for those she has met and has encouraged others in that country to continue on with their desire to help others. She is a good business person with a heart. She has integrity, is honest with the donations and truly has a love and concern for those in Kenya.