MIRACLE FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.99 stars   143 reviews

Issues: Human Services, International

Location: 1506 West Sixth Street Austin TX 78703 USA

Mission: The Miracle Foundation transforms struggling, institutional orphanages into stable, nurturing homes where children thrive. We partner with existing orphanages to implement our proven and systematic method which provides a home where the fundamental rights of children are met and helps them become self-sustaining members of our world community. Our measurable approach weeds out corruption and ensures donations are going into the mouths, hearts and minds of the orphaned children we serve.
Results: Our goal is to enhance the operations of existing orphanages so they can give children a safe, happy childhood and the education necessary to obtain employment and become self-sustaining adults. In addition, we conduct life-skills training so the children can grow up to be healthy, develop their emotional intelligence, and be prepared to make challenging life decisions. We guarantee all children in our care enjoy nutritious meals, have access to clean water, and receive regular health and dental check-ups and medical follow-ups as needed. We ensure all children are fully vaccinated, have mattresses to sleep on, wear well-made clothes and school uniforms, and are provided with academic tutors. One of the rights is the right to a stable, loving, and nurturing environment. This right is all about staff support. The typical child-to-housemother ratio in orphanages in the developing world is 80:1. We decrease this ratio to 20:1 and create family groups so each housemother can provide a greater depth of care to her children. In addition to tracking the height and weight of all the children we support on the WHO growth charts, we track their hemoglobin levels. When we entered Anbarasi orphanage, 53 children (35%) were anemic. Just six months later, only 11 children (8%) of the children were anemic – 126 had a healthy hemoglobin level. The children who are still anemic have open health cases and are under close doctor supervision. These transformative results are representative of the health results we see in all our orphanages. When we sign an agreement with an orphanage, we form a detailed implementation plan, outlining the timeline of the programs we will conduct with the orphanage so that all children have the potential to fully realize their rights. Our Program Coordinators visit the orphanages monthly to monitor, train, and mentor the orphanage staff. During their visits they also spend time with the children to ask them directly if they are receiving the necessary care and support. Quarterly, we conduct formal assessments with our comprehensive measurement tool. This assessment is a patterned interview/observation instrument with 175 measurable indicators which measures the orphanage’s progress toward achieving 100% of the 12 rights. With this assessment, the orphanage is given a grade in the form of a percentage indicating their progress toward providing all children their rights. This assessment gives us a snapshot of any gaps in care at the orphanage, so we can create strategies to address these issues and help them make continued improvement. We provide the orphanage specific, constructive feedback and training in the areas they need support. The progress each orphanage makes demonstrates how effective our method is at improving care for orphans.
Target demographics: orphans and orphanages reach their full potential.
Geographic areas served: rural India
Programs: clean water, nutritious food, high-quality healthcare, an excellent education, and a stable, loving, nurturing home for orphaned children. All of our interventions are based on the United Nations Rights of the Child, ratified in 1989 by 183 countries around the globe. We have codified each of the 12 rights applicable to orphans, even those more difficult to quantify - like the right to guidance from a caring adult - with specific and measurable standards.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The God adventure to Bethel Orphanage through MFI: The Lord has such a heart for Orphan children and so we have seen through MFI. In a word I could say that MFI is a hope for our children at Bethel Orphanage. MFI little by little taught us to love the unlovable and to reach beyond the borders of our walls. We praise the Lord for His wonderful works through MFI. We express our immense gratitude to MFI for transforming the lives of our children to have better health care, nutritious meal and educational opportunities; without their support and encouragement, what the children enjoy today would have been impossible for us. For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, and when the eye saw, it gave witness of me, because I delivered the poor who cried for help and the orphan who had no helper. Job 29.11
May God bless you MFI for being so caring towards the needy children. Thank you, God bless you and all our benefactors. You are all in our constant prayers. We are eternally grateful to you.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great Miracle has happened in all walks of our life of our children because of "Miracle Foundation" particularly for providing them nutritious food, good health and useful education.

With the help of Miracle 'Foundation", our inmates are enjoying motherly care by appointing on House mother for every twenty children apart from a Medical Assistant and a social worker to ensure individual attention to each and every children in home.

The support rendered by 'Miracle Foundation' to our orphanage is incomparable with which we are sure that we will reach the goal of our vision.

The running water system provided by 'Miracle Foundation ' to our home under the Ambassador project is immaculate for which we would like to thank them on behalf of our imates, staff and members of Anbarasi Social Action.


How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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