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Humanity For Children

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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

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Carolyn71

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so thankful that my Westminster students (and my own children) have had the opportunity to volunteer with Humanity for Children. Working with HFC in Rwanda and Tanzania has been a life-changing experience for them, primarily because HFC presents such a fine model of what it means to be a global citizen, devoted to improving the lives of others. I hope I have the opportunity to serve with HFC someday, as well!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Humanity for the Children goes places where even the most basic healthcare is simply not available. it's very sad knowing the distances mothers and their children must walk to get this basic care. We feel like HFC is serving a vital need in these underdeveloped countries.
Tim & Susie Rupp

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Humanity For Children can truly be said to be a Great Nonprofit Organization. Over this past Summer I was granted the opportunity to experience what it is that Humanity For Children does firsthand in Rwanda. Working with various community members, mothers, fathers, children and the elderly we were able to address issues of health, education and how women can achieve an income through starting their own small business. From such an experience, working with such a phenomenal NGO you are reminded of what your purpose in life is, how it is that such an experience can impact others as well as one's self. As this NGO continues to steadily grow, I wish for HFC to open a post in Burundi in the next coming years, because their mission fits perfectly. Their mission goes a long way in implementing a great cause. Humanity For Children, I sincerely thank you for all that you do to serve the East African community and change the lives within of many, among those, individuals who have the opportunity to be a part of this NGO.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer with HFC. They have changed my life and directed me to the importance of my life. The experience I had while in Rwanda, help me see first hand the importance of relationships. The relationships they build with the people grows and grows. All of their donations go towards a project in a community which they have build a relationship. This is important because they want to trust them and get feedback which I believe is a huge strength then just donating to donate. I cant wait to support them again!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Susie and I had the opportunity to visit Africa several years ago and were stunned by the abject poverty we observed while there. We were saddened by the very high mortality rate for children. When we became aware of the mission of Humanity For The Children, we knew we wanted to become involved. We have been very pleased to know that our contributions go to building a sustainable health care system. Whilethe system is very basic by our standards, it is miles ahead of what was available before. HFC is making a difference!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of two nonprofit that I will give it to because they get 100% of the donation to their cause! This organization makes a drastic difference and the lives of children in Africa. They run their organization Efficiently and give experiences to their volunteers that are not otherwise available. Everyone involved in this organization is very passionate about the cause.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to volunteer with HFC after graduating from university. I had the most amazing experience traveling with the group, and it really affirmed by belief in small-scale NGO work. Nothing seemed wasted, the contact with the local community was genuine and beneficial, and the people I met were absolutely incredible. Really amazing stuff and I would recommend it to anyone.

3 Ixchel L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to volunteer with multiple NGOs that want to help diverse areas of our society, but none compared as working with Humanity for Children. I grew up in a third world country, where children constantly suffer from the repercussions of poverty. I have constantly strive to educate myself in the developing programs to help individuals overcome socio-economic problems through grassroots organizations. Humanity for Children not only strives to help people, but to educate, inform and motivate them to be better. What make HFC such a passionate organization is their drive to maintain relations with the communities they help. Through education, micro-loans and women empowerment HFC not only help individuals, but change their lives and the whole community. Furthermore, I had the pleasure to work with the HFC team, who are passionate, motivated and driven to help. I felt very blessed to have had such wonderful opportunity and to see through my own experience how rewarding it is to help others. Also, that through what may seem so little to some is a great gift to others. This organization truly makes a difference in Africa, but also in the lives of those that volunteer. HFC it is an organization that truly wants to help others meet their goals, as well serve the community through programs that are sustainable, independent, efficient, caring and passionate.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization helped me believe that I can make a difference in this world. I have seen firsthand the kind of change they are creating in the areas they serve. Unlike larger non-profits, they KNOW the people they serve. The projects come from the people, and are left to the people. I have had the opportunity to go on two trips to take a look at the microloan initiatives, health projects, fair trade relationships, and partnerships between churches, schools... It's amazing what all they are doing. What's even better is that 100% of the donations go to their development projects! That's hard to argue with...

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been in contact with HFC board members and volunteers in different capacities since 2009 and had the chance to visit the Rota dispensary in Kenya. It was inspiring to see an organization put all of it's efforts, resources and man power into their programs. The volunteers I met there were of an unrivaled caliber, dedicated, passionate and driven to help despite challenges and set backs that naturally occur in any worthwhile endeavor. From what I have seen of HFC it is an organization that truly keeps it's actions in line with it's goals of serving the community from a position of respect and sustainability - efficiently and passionately.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to work with many NGos that support and change the lives of people. Humanity for children is by far the best and the most effective. Not only for helping people but for its way of changing lives in many places in Africa. They helped building generations that will help and give back for their communities, by using micro-projects, education and supporting women on creating small businesses Many people that I know of would appreciate and thank whoever helped or supported through Humanity for Children. Indeed it is great to see someone cares about you and treat you like one of them.

3 Silas

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I would like to say a great thank you to Humanity for children and the american people for their support to Africa. I am humbled to honor Bill and Mellinda Gates for their generous philanthropic initiatives to Africa.
Kindly watch at my profile picture which is drawn and painted to Honor the great family. We as Tusawa Tunaweza youth project in Kisumu Kenya who have been supported by humanity for children and as the Representative of Humanity for Children Kenya which is registered as an affiliate of HFC US are humbled that the family of Bill and Mellinda Gates will recieve it at their doorstep specially through our offices of HFC US Missouri.

Thank you HFC for the good work in Africa. Thanks to Creag Foundation for your support as well.

Silas

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3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since i came in contact with HFC it was a life changing moment. I met with them while we were starting a partnership program with the government of Kenya in supporting a small dispensary called Rota in Kisumu. They managed to sponsor medications and employment of a clinical officer when the clinic only had one nurse who was overwhelmed. Now the dispensary have more than six staffs including the clinical officer, a laboratory, HIV clinic in partnership with another partner who came because there was a clinical officer, electricity which was not there, a fence and a water tank. In addition to that a beautiful and friendly environment. This were never there, that is why HFC is made a great impact. We have new partners who have joined us through HFC, that is Africa Dream- Chile, who send Doctors and volunteers who support the dispensary and a youth project called Young Christian youth - Tuasawa Tunaweza project. Life is changing greatly in Kenya through HFC. n the Youth project: A poultry project has been started and creative Arts and handicarft is on going, just because of HFC. Asante Sana HFC

3 Pamela31

Board Member

Rating: 5

HFC is an organization that changes the lives of children by changing their environment. What a humbling opportunity to take part in helping others to gain independence through sustainability and provide children with a chance to become what they dare to dream......

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Can a small nonprofit humanitarian organization make a difference in this world? Especially when it is staffed exclusively by volunteers and not even the executive director gets paid? The answer is YES...just look at Humanity for Children. I've been involved with HFC since 2007 when, on its behalf, I circled Lake Victoria in East Africa to identify possible locations for new health clinics in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Since then, I've traveled to HFC project sites each summer and have been blown away with the positive ripple effect of what HFC's actions have triggered. The organization has learned a lot over the years and embraces a set of values that puts the people we serve in control of what we do...our job is help them achieve their goals. Our projects must be focused on what the people want and need, not what we think they need. They must be in true collaboration and partnership...we aren't doing anything without their involvement, and they must sustainable. These are the keys. HFC makes a difference and it does so being a true steward of our donor's time, energy and treasures. I'm proud to be part of this organization.