Humanity For Children

Rating: 4.92 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 2101 W Broadway #103-131 Columbia MO 65203 USA

Mission: 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.
Programs: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-5235379
866-406-2006
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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!

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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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My late husband had a heart for Africa from the time he was area director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Junior Chamber International in the early 80s. Through Humanity for Children he was able to fulfill his dream of returning to Africa and working with the people there to help them help themselves. His passion inspired other people, including me, to work with Humanity for Children. It is a small organization, run completely by volunteers, but it accomplishes big things: a clinic for women and children, micro-financing projects to help Rwandans obtain self-sufficiency, solar lights to allow young students to do their homework at night in a home without electricity, to name a few. Through their connections with Humanity for Children, three young African men have come to the U.S. and completed their master's degrees at the University of Missouri, and one is working on his Ph.D. They will be able to return to Africa and assume leadership roles, working for a better life for all Rwandans and Tanzanians. I can't say enough about this wonderful organization that manages to accomplish so much without any overhead or administrative costs.

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Humanity for Children supports by helping people help themselves. When an Association of farmers is given a pig, one baby pig is given away to a farmer who does not have one. Then from his baby pigs, a pig is given to someone else. That way the people are given a way to make a living or send a child to school. There is a sense of pride and togetherness in the community that is invaluable. It is money well spent. I have personally witnessed this project when I traveled to Kibungo, Africa. The smiles on their faces are worth more than money can buy. This organization sends all the money donated for projects. Their only outlay is the native African who travels to each project to make sure it is running well. And this employs a person in the countryside, not someone from a western country. What a great organization!!!!

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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2 people found this review helpful

I found out about Humanity for Children through my dear friend Kathryn Morgan. I'm passionate about health and education in many contexts and capacities. Their mission and work is inspiring and I wanted to support their efforts. I volunteered at one of their fund raising events. I also helped organize a team to complete the Rock N Roll 1/2 marathon and we raised money for Humanity for Children. They are a great organization and its wonderful to watch the positive impact they're causing expand and grow.

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I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with Humanity for Children starting early on-- traveling to East Africa for 8 weeks in 2007. What an humbling process it all was--a big vision with little funds, few but dedicated volunteers. Although, because of this, I was able to see first hand the development of this small, but passionate organization. I saw friendships strengthen and community cultivated, I saw empty lots turn into health clinics. I have witnessed people of different cultures, ages, races working together to improve education, health care and empower communities--learning from each other and growing as individuals along the way.

To see the impact of this small, but dedicated organization for the past 7 years has been remarkable, and personally I have come to see many fellow volunteers are part of my family- and for that I am so thankful. As my husband finishes up his residency to become a physician, we are already brainstorming ways we can continue to volunteer and travel back to East Africa with Humanity for Children.

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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2 people found this review helpful

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to volunteer with Humanity For Children. It was amazing to travel to East Africa to be a part of the difference this organization is making as well as the incredible impact the experience had on me. Not only will I continue to help support this organization but I will also work to find another opportunity to travel back to Africa to be a part of the difference first hand.

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Humanity for Children is an organization that, despite its small size, makes a huge impact in every east African community it decides to engage in. Humanity for Children is faced with monumental challenges(opportunities) in striving to improve the quality of life of children in east Africa. While volunteering with this organization I was overwhelmed by the amount of work that there is to do with the wonderful people in Rwanda and Tanzania. The organization is very deliberate and strategic in its relationships, always seeking to leverage the limited resources available to create the most positive outcomes for the children in east Africa. This is an international NGO that is conscientious and uses clear, predetermined guidelines for engaging with communities in service activities.

I was most impressed by the quality and depth of the relationships that this organization has cultivated with servant leaders in Rwanda and Tanzania. These relationships of trust enable Humanity for Children to have a clear advantage when looking to accomplish projects/plans that will further it's mission.

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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2 people found this review helpful

The impact that Humanity for Children has made in Kibungo, Rwanda is incredible. Through dedicated volunteers, board members and donors - the organization is able to truly make a difference in the lives of women and children. Their commitment to continue to reach out, help and support the villages and communities in Rwanda is simply amazing.

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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3 people found this review helpful

I have had the honor and pleasure of volunteering for HFC for three (soon to be four) summers. The passion and mission of this wonderful organization has inspired me, my family and friends to see the world from a new perspective and to realize that everyone is our "neighbor".

I have received so much from from the people in Rwanda and Tanzania, far more than anything I have given.

Sincerely
Dan Harms
Dean of Students
Lutheran High School South
St. Louis, MO.

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1 person found this review helpful

HFC was a life changing experience for me, my family and my school. The two trips to Rwanda and Tanzania have taught us how the power of ordinary people working together can affect permanent change-through micro-loans, education and husbanding of resources.

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?

2012

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