Capriole Productions Inc is working on a documentary about Philip & Corenne Smith and thier work with the children of Brazil.
Hope Unlimited for Children is a rescue for children abbandoned on the streets of Brazil. What they do for these kids is amazing. I personally know that the money they receive is funneled to the children and to the programs set up to help and assist them in their daily lives. Awesome organization!
I'm an American volunteering in the same general area of Brazil. I learned of Hope through my church in the United States. For the past five years I have seen the results in the lives of children/graduates directly helped through the efforts and hope in Christ Hope Unlimited offers children. The dedication, sacrifice, and met needs for these children is available no other way therefore, Hope is providing life-saving work to each child served. I am humbled to be associated with Hope in any way possible because I see the results in the lives of the children they serve. Because I see the lives of those serving the children. Thank God for Hope Unlimited for Children, Inc. Lee B.
My husband and I visited HOPE in March of this year. We were amazed at the transformation that God was doing in the lives of these children, which went on to change entire communities. Every one there was like a drop in the bucket of Living Water, overflowing into the lives of each one they came into contact. What a blessing to all who come to know and participate in what the Lord is doing there.
I was introduced to HOPE in 2008 by the new President of the organization. I went to Brazil where the facilites and children are located, toured all of the facilites, examined the management, and asked to be of service on the Board. I have been a Board member ever since and am now also an officer of the organization. HOPE has the best record of success of any non-profit I have ever seen or heard of. We deal with children at mortal risk of death so we start with human disaster and produce success stories, one child after another. Every single person who goes to our facilities gets amazed by our program and our success. I urge you to visit if you can!! If not, just go to our website (HopeUnlimited.org) and take a tour by computer.
Since I first heard of Hope Unlimited For /Children in 1991, and visited their residential school in Campinas, Brazil, I have been fully involved as a donor, director, and now as an advisor. I have visited the schools and residences in Campinas and Vitoria several times, witnessing the transformation of children in the wonderful programs of Hope Unlimited. The program features residences set up as homes with houseparents, academic education, vocational training courses, counseling, Christian worship, music, athletics and more. Hope also operates a preschool in a Campinas favela (or slum), aiming to be a positive and inspiring influence on little children before they turn to the dangerous life on the streets. The high moral standards of the leadership of this organization recommend it as trustworthy. The experience in the rescue, transformation and equipping of children recommend it as a program that achieves success in it's mission statement.
Hope Unlimited for Children has a website that explains what they do. I highly encourage everyone to start there. It will open your eyes to how the street children in Brazil were getting treated. And how Hope Unlimited got involved and took the children off the streets and CHANGED their lives. These children's only crime was that they are poor. So sad that adults were murdering them. Hope Unlimited for Children stepped in and they don't just rehabilitate for a few years and then cut the kids loose. They work with them and TRANSFORM their lives. This organization changes lives and I am all for supporting Hope Unlimited for Children. Great people are working in this organization who actually care about making a difference! The name of the organization says it all! HOPE UNLIMITED FOR CHILDREN!
I've had the great honor of traveling to Brazil and working with the children at Hope Unlimited. Over the two years I've been going, I've seen great transformation in the lives of children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused by their own family members. These kids, given the proper care and love they need, can blossom into who they were meant to be, but also into young adults with servants' hearts. It amazing how they help each other be accountable and encourage integrity. One of the GREATEST things I've seen was a mother and daughter reunited in a healthy relationship, one centered on Christ as well as focused on helping others and being better together. That's the amazing work of Hope Unlimited: striving to transform lives as well as breaking the cycle of poverty and helplessness in the street kids of Brazil.
I visited their orphanage in Brazil several years ago and it was amazing. They take kids who have experienced unbelievable hardships and trauma and give them a home, an education, and a family who loves them. They are producing transformed young adults from children in the most dire of situations.
I have supported Hope Unlimited for Children for many years and have seen firsthand the transformational work they do with children at mortal risk. Former street children now gainfully employed and contributing to society. Young girls once forced into prostitution now living happily and safely in families of their own. It's really amazing! The organization provides kids with family who love them, food/clothing/medical care, education, vocational training, and spiritual Hope. What I love most about Hope -- and what makes it different from every other orphan care organization I've ever known -- is that they don't "drop" a child when they graduate. Instead, they provide a period of transition for young graduates, continuing to help them budget their money, set up housekeeping, buy groceries, adjust to their new job -- all the things most of us would do for our own young adult children. Ministry leaders even say that, although they want to offer Hope to every child in their care, it's only when the cycle of poverty, abuse, and hopelessness is broken for THE NEXT generation that they consider their work to be a success. That's a really big goal -- and one that Hope Unlimited is reaching child after child. Great work!