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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I traveled to Rwanda and Tanzania this past summer with Humanity for Children and it was an amazing experience. I experienced a different world and culture that truly opened up my eyes. I was constantly introduced to new things and people which forced me to work outside of my comfort zone to help others around me. I witnessed Humanity for Children carry out effective and sustainable projects in these countries through working with different communities as equal partners with the understanding that the community members were the experts and we were there to listen to them. This is not only an amazing nonprofit organization, but this is friendship that has been built between the people of Humanity for Children and the people of the different communities visited over the past 10 years.
I have been blessed to be able to travel to Africa with Humanity For Children the past two summers. The work the group has done in the past and continues to do in both Rwanda and Tanzania is just awesome! Seeing the lives that have been touched and helped has impacted my life in so many ways. I hope to be able to go back again!
I just returned from my first of what I pray is many trips to Africa with an amazing team from Humanity For Children! Seeing how they have positively impacted so many lives in Eastern Africa has given me a much broader idea of what this nonprofit is all about! They are not there to provide a one time fix or band aid for the people they meet. They are there to help in providing support for projects that will help the people become self-sustaining and thrive. Humanity for Children really takes the time to get to know the people of each village and listen to what their needs are. Then they can work with them on their projects and be sure the projects will support what their needs are. I am truly blessed to have been able to go with them! I look forward to the next trip!
My name is Haliyamutu Jean Fiacre, The Founder and the President of International English Language School from Rwanda. I am writing to congratulate HFC on his dedication, efforts and support, not only by getting learning and teaching materials that have dramatically brightened up the future of Rwandan students but also by changing lives of hundreds of farmers in Eastern province of Rwanda. Your courage to live our Rwandan harsh conditions each year, is the drive that aspires children and underprivileged people that you have been supporting and it is a proof that each day is different!. HCF is a trusted nonprofit I have ever known!
I went to Rwanda and Tanzania with a group from HFC this summer and it was the most amazing experience. The way they do things is to efficient and every project is sustainable. Not only are they smart about how to help but the people who run the organization are so kind hearted and have so much compassion. It's truly an amazing organization and group of people and I'm blessed to have gotten to work with them.
I think Humanity for Children is doing a great job not only by establishing projects in Eastern Africa; but more, through providing integrative and encouraging voluntary opportunities for people who want to travel and make a difference. These voluntary opportunities allow ordinary American people to get to know other cultures and expand on their knowledge about the world outside. Such opportunities are great tools to create humble ties and diminish the gab between people of developed and less developing countries.
I volunteered with Humanity For Children in June of 2015 to Rwanda and Tanzania. This was a great experience, HFC is really doing it right, to make changes where it is most needed by going to different villages building relationships and getting to know what the people need. One thing that HFC focus on is listening to want they want and need not what we think they need.
I volunteered for humanity for children one summer, it was a life changing experience. I've never worked with such tender, caring people. We worked with so many women and children, and the patience and tenderness of the hand picked groups that volunteered was unbelievable.