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Causes: Children & Youth, Foster Care, Human Services, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

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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19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Elisabeth PH Heiser Foundation has gone above and beyond their call in serving children of DRC. Elisabeth, the director of the Admirable Mother Orphanage in DRC, took in our son and cared for him until we were able to travel and complete his adoption. The first day she cared for him she noticed that something was wrong. She had blood work drawn and quickly found that he had a parasite in his eye, called an African Eye Worm. We believe that the quick defection of the parasite saved our son his eye sight and possibly his life. Elizabeth also worked tirelessly on our behalf in helping to complete the adoption of our son. During our 9 week stay in DRC we were able to visit the Admirable Mother Orphanage and we were extremely impressed. The children were all well cared for, but what impressed us the most was that fact that we felt as if we were walking into a home, not an institution. We thank God that for the ministry that the EPH Foundation has in the lives of children in DRC and to families who are helped by the foundation during their adoption process.

Ryan Jeri Lynn O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughters came home from Kinshasa this summer. Elizabeth Fochive exhausted herself in effort to help us get our daughters home. She cared for them from Fall 2012 until mid summer 2013. During that time our daughters flourished. The transition home has been amazing. They are doing awesome!

I had the opportunity to stay at the orphanage for three weeks in the spring 2013. The orphanage is so well run and is SO clean. For certain it is a haven and refuge for children who have little to hope for.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When you work with the EPH Foundation, and Elizabeth the director of the Admirable Mother Orphanage, you can feel secure that your donations are helping the children of the Congo. The children at the orphanage eat 3 meals a day and are all healthy. They see a doctor when necessary and they are getting an education. Elizabeth and the staff do a wonderful job caring for the kids. We have had other experiences with orphanages in Congo where our money was not used for the purpose we intended, but we have seen proof that the children supported by the EPH Foundation are being cared for and are getting the best chance at life they can get.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ELISABETH PH HEISER FOUNDATION has been a great help and blessing to our family and many others we know as well! The level of care and concern they show for the fatherless in the DRC is exceptional. The orphanage in the DRC is well run and the staff does an excellent job caring for vulnerable children and providing for their needs. The staff truly cares for these children and has their best interest at heart. We cannot thank them enough!

Donor

Rating: 5

We have donated to the EPH Foundation that supports the Admirable Mother Orphanage. It is amazing how the provide for the children. From advanced schooling to emergent medical care, the children are their priority. We will continue to support the organization with donations as they are doing wonders with what seems like so little.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud board member of this organization and I am delighted to say that it is moving in the right direction with a dedicated, motivated and humbled executive director. She spends tireless hours providing and networking for the needs of the children in the orphanage. The organization was thrilled to send one of their own, off to college. What a milestone for a struggling orphanage, who wants and is fighting for the future of these children. I am very excited for this tremendous progress because the children are the future of the next generation, at D.R.C as well as abroad.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is a module of how an orphanage should look like and I am very pleased to say that with the profound dedication and outstanding help from the Director, Elisabeth Fochive, this foundation will go down in the history books as one of the best. The children are well taken care of by a God fearing, loving and kind big sister. It is very pleasing and proud to say that with an unselfish giving and dedication to this foundation, we are proud to send off the first child to a university. It is one of the greatest achievement that cannot be accomplished ordinarily but it was accomplished with the help and dedication of Elisabeth Fochive. On this note, I am very pleased to say to her " Thank you Elizabeth, job well done and May God continue to bless you". You are one of a KIND and Elizabeth"you walk by faith but not by sight."

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This foundation has yet to purchase computers for the youth or internet access for the youth. It is not a true orphanage because it turns away those in need and has added only one child since the founding organizer passed away several years ago.

Comments ( 1 )

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Samantha Schwartz 06/24/2010

Many of the claims in this review are untrue. Eight new children have been welcomed to the Admirable Mother family since 2004, when Elisabeth Heiser passed away, under the leadership of her daughter, Elizabeth Fochive. At this time, the foundation can only support up to 20 children. We have dreams of expanding our capabilities, but at this time it is not possible. The orphanage has a single computer and intermittent internet access, as these expensive utilities are not easy to come by. In addition, it is not clear that this reviewer has ever visited the orphanage or has a legitimate platform to make these claims.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have met Elizabeth, the sponsor, on several occasions over the years and have been very impressed with her commitment to the orphanage, her competence, and her integrity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The current unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has left many children without a family or a home. The Mere Admirable Orphanage has, for the past ten years, taken in a small number of these children in hopes of providing a safe community for them to grow up in. The orphanage serves as a permanent home and family for the children. The emphasis on education, health and community awareness is unique to orphanages in this area of the world. I am always impressed with how happy the children at the orphanage are and with the love that the caretakers and staff provide.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Mere Admirable Orphanage has, for the past ten years, taken in a small number of these children in hopes of providing a safe community for them to grow up in. The orphanage serves as a permanent home and family for the children. This service by the orphanage is especially important given the current unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has left many children without a family or a home. What makes the Mere Admirable Orphanage unique among orphanages in this area of the world is its emphasis on education, health and community awareness. I have also been impressed at the dedication of the orphanage president, Elizabeth Fochive, who has related to me and my family stories about the children as they grow.

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Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited the orphanage as part of my high school senior thesis project in 2006. The orphanage creates a safe place for street children in Kinshasa to become part of a family. The unique sense of community that has developed within the orphanage is something that I think will benefit the children for the rest of their lives. As a visitor to the orphanage, I was welcomed into their community and learned how dedicated the members of the orphanage are to the well-being and future of the children. School is the top priority for most of the children, and they spend most of their day either in school or working on homework. The small size of the orphanage and the love provided by the care takers makes the Admirable Mother Orphanage a truly special place where each child receives the attention they need to help them grow both intellectually and emotionally. The orphanage provides a safe-haven for street children in Kinshasa, where the number of vulnerable children is growing due to AIDS and the ongoing conflict in the east of the DRC. I think that the Mere Admirable is unique in that it provides a community setting dedicated to ensuring the security and compassion these children need. I was impressed by all that the orphanage has done thus far in its creation, and strongly believe that it will continue to positively benefit the vulnerable children in Kinshasa.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.