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Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

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.

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm Ntibimenya Emmanuel (Emmy) from Rwanda, i was very excited and lucky to meet Humanity For Children four years ago, i have been experienced how HFC improved and saved the lives of children and their families in Kenya,Tanzania especially in Rwanda. HFC improve the life of many families in the way of helping and funding the small projects of groups or cooperatives in agriculture ( buy and selling products) ,HFC help the association members to get goats and pigs which help the families to get money for health insurance, pay school fees for their children and improve lives of children in everyday life, i was very appreciate for health post which can provide service of healthcare to hundred of people live in GASHANDA sector region, the solar lamps given to student in order to improve their performance to school where they live in the region whithout electric power ,those solar lamps help them to study at night time, i was also excited to talented women groups in hand craft makers helped by HFC to get a big market of their products there in US.
The very special and amazed thing is that in HFC no one payed for their hard work ,it's only for the love .
About my owner part, i'm a volunteer director of youth soccer academy in Rwanda,Eastern province ,NGOMA district ,KAZO sector,we use football in the way of putting together the hundred of youth both girls and boys to keep them in schools,education about conflict resolution in communities ,no gender based violence,fighting against drugs and alcohol ,HIV/AIDS,health,.... , before HFC we hadn't any direction because we hadn't even two balls to play in number of more than 100 children, after HFC we started new life with good direction with many programs in academy like providing school materials for children, health care ,sport materials ,...HFC changed the shape of youth in whole village by funding the programs of academy .
A huge thanks to HFC especially Dr.Bob ( member of board ) who travel and meet with the different associations in East Africa face to face every year.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In last seven years i get to know Humanity for Children, an amazing humanitarian organization that is offering humanitarian helps to the marginalized communities of East Africa( Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania) in the way that i have never imagine, HFC current is implementing a life saving project in Maasai local communities of North Tanzania, that aim to reduce mother and new born mortality rate in this part of the country, through providing health education and placement of basic health facilities to local people. HFC trained 60 traditional birth attendant from the really needy and unprivileged communities and provide them with safe birthing kits, solar lumps and other birthing assist requirements, that is to ensure poor a mother or a newborn are saved in time.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HFC came to our community as a catalyst of local development through micro projects of both men and women in many parts of Ngoma district. What strikes me is how HFC is community oriented organization, it works with least people in the community such people who buy, keep, and sell food products when they are needed; bee-keepers , and many other people who benefit from livestock’s project. In another words, what fascinated me is different commercial projects or economic activities, livestock’s projects, and agricultural projects that HFC uses to transforms life of Ngoma Community holistically--homeless people have bought their own homes, they send their children to school, they buy medical insurance for their families, and above all they have food to eat. As I write now, each family has at least a pig or got.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Humanity for Children helps and empowers women in Ngoma district through small generating income projects. I appreciate how women's projects transformed their families and the community in general. Now one can tell a big difference between periods before and after the arrival of the HFC in the area. May God bless HFC

Claire Marie

1 Matthew C. R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the Spouse of someone deeply involved with this particular nonprofit, I can confidently describe what they do as nothing short of amazing. The time and effort spent to enrich the lives of others is phenomenal. My perspective is unique in the way that I hear and see things form the inside...a perspective that many don't get. I'm really proud to have a nonprofit like Humanity for Children here locally, and even more proud my amazing Wife is as involved as she is. It's truly awe inspiring.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm continually amazed at the quality of volunteers that give up their time, talents, and treasures to HFC. Nurses, midwives, doctors, teachers, students, professors/teachers, business people....and so many more. I'm proud to be part of this organization and look forward to meeting new volunteers and contributors. Thanks to everyone who has stepped up to make a difference for this organization and for the people of East Africa.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be working with Humanity for Children. Most people don't realize that nobody in the organization's leadership gets paid for their time and that all of us pay our own expenses when we travel to Africa. The only paid staff are three on-the-ground workers in East Africa.

When asked about our administrative overhead, we can be very truthful when we say that almost 100% of our contributions go directly to projects in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. We are a lean and transparent organization that is always seeking to improve.

On behalf of our board of directors, I want to thank our Executive Director, Kathryn Morgan, for her efforts and commitment to our work, and to all of our volunteers who serve the organization with great passion and enthusiasm.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dear friends of Humanity for Children organization,
HFC helped the community of Ngoma district to connect and share experience with people from different cultures (cross-cultural experience) through sport activities and other social activities and through different skills which were not yet available in our community. Through this partnership, one health post was built in Gashanda Sector which is a remote area in Ngoma district and it is only health center ever existed in that big area. This Health center rescued people who used to walk more than ten miles to get medical services. Imagine if a woman travels that far after the labor starts; and also one Karama health center is under construction which will serve more than 80 000 people once it is completed.
In economic development, HFC supported many micro projects of both men and women in many parts of Ngoma district. There are groups of women who buy, keep, and sell food products when they are needed; there is bee-keepers project, many people benefit from livestock’s project initiated and supported by HFC. In brief, through different projects such commercial projects or economic activities, livestock’s projects, and agricultural projects, HFC transforms life of Ngoma Community to the extent that homeless people have bought their own homes, they send their children to school, they buy medical insurance for their families, and above all they have food to eat. As I write now, each family has at least a pig or got, even some of families bought cows for milk.

In education, I would like to highlight solar lamps’ project and school library. This project impacted the people in Gashanda who need lights in night. Providing a solar study lamp to students in Primary 6 grade they increase their joy and skills in reading before they take their national exam at the end of the year. The statistics are positive that the students’ scores and interest in reading are improved. These lamps help children improve their education, because they can do their homework, read while at home; and it also helped the local people to start a new Rotary Club—Mount Gisaka.

I would like to take this opportunity to honor and acknowledge the great changes Ngoma district has been experiencing in all areas of life since the presence of Humanity for Children in Eastern Rwanda where Ngoma district is located. I appreciate the time, resources, and skills that Humanity for Children is using to develop my community. HFC has challenged me with its dedication and courage which I have ever seen in my life.





Board Member

Rating: 3

Dear friends of Humanity for Children organization,
HFC helped the community of Ngoma district to connect and share experience with people from different cultures (cross-cultural experience) through sport activities and other social activities and through different skills which were not yet available in our community. Through this partnership, one health post was built in Gashanda Sector which is a remote area in Ngoma district and it is only health center ever existed in that big area. This Health center rescued people who used to walk more than ten miles to get medical services. Imagine if a woman travels that far after the labor starts; and also one Karama health center is under construction which will serve more than 80 000 people once it is completed.
In economic development, HFC supported many micro projects of both men and women in many parts of Ngoma district. There are groups of women who buy, keep, and sell food products when they are needed; there is bee-keepers project, many people benefit from livestock’s project initiated and supported by HFC. In brief, through different projects such commercial projects or economic activities, livestock’s projects, and agricultural projects, HFC transforms life of Ngoma Community to the extent that homeless people have bought their own homes, they send their children to school, they buy medical insurance for their families, and above all they have food to eat. As I write now, each family has at least a pig or got, even some of families bought cows for milk.

In education, I would like to highlight solar lamps’ project and school library. This project impacted the people in Gashanda who need lights in night. Providing a solar study lamp to students in Primary 6 grade they increase their joy and skills in reading before they take their national exam at the end of the year. The statistics are positive that the students’ scores and interest in reading are improved. These lamps help children improve their education, because they can do their homework, read while at home; and it also helped the local people to start a new Rotary Club—Mount Gisaka.

I would like to take this opportunity to honor and acknowledge the great changes Ngoma district has been experiencing in all areas of life since the presence of Humanity for Children in Eastern Rwanda where Ngoma district is located. I appreciate the time, resources, and skills that Humanity for Children is using to develop my community. HFC has challenged me with its dedication and courage which I have ever seen in my life.





Sireen T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Humanity for Children (HFC) and researched on the Safe Birthing Kit initiative that HFC is doing. Throughout the research process, I learned a lot about safe birthing kits, clinical training, maternal and child health and the important role organizations like HFC has been playing in the lives of people in remote communities. HFC also focuses on what the community really needs rather than just implementing a project that may not necessarily be impactful. They also make sure that their projects are sustainable and can be led by the locals. I really loved working for Humanity for Children as it made me feel good that I was contributing to such a great organization that truly cares. I hope I can join HFC in the future to visit the remote communities.

Roewe13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I traveled to Rwanda and Tanzania this past summer (June 2017) with Humanity for Children. It was a rewarding, unforgettable experience. I was given the opportunity to learn and experience a new culture and it exceeded my expectations. Humanity for Children not only helps improve the lives of children and families in remote areas, they create a strong, continuing connection and relationship with the communities they visit. Humanity for Children truly knows the people in the communities and their families. The sustainable projects they have created are successful. People can provide health insurance for their families, and children have solar lamps so they can read at night which has shown to improve the children's grades and increase their passion to stay in school. I am very blessed to have been able to experience first hand such a great organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my most favorite organization! I have volunteered for other ngo's working in Africa but this organization is by far one I am happy to have been affiliated with and work for. HFC does not have its own agenda, rather it responds to requests for assistance and education and problem solving. Leadership carefully evaluates any aid requests for direct response to their mission, for sustainability, and most impressive and important, they are there, on sight several times a year to follow up, evaluate, advise and LISTEN. They realize that basics like health care (I was involved in training the traditional birth attendants), clean water, educational support, youth services, and micro loans impact the children in these often forgotten village populations, and their elders are then able to make changes for their well being. It's about relationship, community and hands on response to self identified needs. HFC is a loving, realistic, and responsive non profit staffed by volunteers who willingly give of their time, resources, and many talents. Their success and longevity speaks volumes. This is a really great organization (and I know because I have seen so many others try and not meet the mark) that people can be sure their donations are 100% on target. Volunteer with them for the experience of a lifetime.

1 Jakob S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Bob on the back end of things has been a great and rewarding experience. The most important part is the love and care that HFC gives, and that the donations 100% go to help those in need. I really like how we don't assume the needs of those we help, but we ask them what they need or want.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to opportunity to do an internship with Humanity For Children, an experience that has shaped the way I think of non-profit organizations. I come from Uganda, Africa, and have noticed that most NGOs that work in such places come in and go without making any tangible change. Humanity for Children's continuous efforts to engage with the community that it serves, its creative and innovative ways of finding solutions for people especially women in East Africa is unmatched. Dr. Bob Hansen's dedication to serve the people of East Africa, and constantly going back to see that programs are being implemented as planned is astounding and something that i truly admire about the leadership of the organization.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to work with Humanity for Children and their work in Tanzania (Summer 2016). Humanity for Children is working with traditional birth attendants in remote villages to improve birth outcomes. I was very impressed with the partnerships that they have formed in this area. This project was truly a community-based, sustainable approach. I was fortunate to experience this with a great group of volunteers and enjoy the beautiful country and people. I hope to return again and continue to work with this amazing non-profit.

3 Eva_16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This summer, I went to Rwanda and Tanzania with HFC. What I experienced and what I got out of the trip completely blew my expectations out of the water. HFC is unlike any other nonprofit organization. The ways in which they help people are not temporary, but sustainable. You leave knowing that the impact you made and the things that you did will continue to grow and stay in effect long after you leave. The people that I met, the friendships that were created, and the experiences that I had are invaluable and something that I will cherish forever. The group I went with was also amazing. The president, Dr. Bob Hansen, is one of the most loving and compassionate people I know. I would do it all over again and 10/10 would recommend it to anyone thinking of going. HFC understands that volunteering is not about telling people what they need, but asking them for what the people want and need. It is an incredible organization and I had an incredible experience volunteering for them!

3 saskiachaskelson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became involved with Humanity for Children 5 years ago as a volunteer. I spent 9 months working in the dispensary supported by HFC in Rota, Kenya. To say the experience changed my life would be an understatement. I witnessed first hand the impressive impact HFC is making across the globe. Each person involved in Humanity for Children is a volunteer which speaks volumes about the character of these individuals as well as their passion. Next year, I will be traveling back to Africa to support HFC's newest project in Tanzania. I am extremely excited for this upcoming endeavor and am extremely honored to be working with such a phenominal non profit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I consider Humanity for Children one of the best of the best. I spent 9 months volunteering with HFC in Rota, Kenya and the experience changed my life. Since my return, I continued to volunteer with the NGO and am impressed and humbled by the great work that they do. I have experienced first hand what a difference HFC has made in the lives of others and am moved beyond words. I can not thank them enough for the impact they have made in this world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Humanity for Children is a life changing non profit organization. I have known HFC for a more than 4 years and ever since , everything is coming up roses. I have learned from them life skills such as organisational ans team building that are useful to my daily activities. Most importantly, with HFC I have discovered that transforming people's lives is not all about giving people fish rather teaching them how to fish. Listening to people, putting first their needs first, empowering women and educating children are the drives of any nation's growth! That's why I am proud of the changes being made by Humanity for Children in my country - Rwanda!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was once a volunteer for humanity for children, and it was a life changing experience for me. I have never in my life worked with such tender and caring people. The board members and volunteers are so welcoming and graceful with everything they do. They treated everyone we met along the way as though they were family. I highly suggest them if you are looking for an NGO to volunteer for. Beautiful experience, that will change your life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello
My daughter was a part of humanity for children volunteers this past year, and it was a wonderful experience from what I have heard. The volunteers and board members are nothing short of outstanding human beings.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sister was a volunteer for Humanity for Children in 2015. In my eyes, the experience has changed her life completely. She cam back very humble (not that she was not before). But something about her changed for the better. From what I heard from her, the groups that are picked to go, are selected carefully. Everyone that I she has told me about was an outstanding human being, it restored humanity to be honest. They are able to make a huge difference in communities by finding innovative and smart ways to keep their project sustainable and running for a long time. This organization is a wonderful organization to get involved with.