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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.

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7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.





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Board Member

Rating: 5

Our 2015 Project Team just returned from East Africa where we monitored existing projects and explored new ones. It was a great team -- Bret, Kaitlin, Meredith, Tony, Azza, Bernard, Luca, Big Poppi (Dan) and me. Our economic empowerment projects in Rwanda and Tanzania are exceeding our expectations and we look forward to our second year of the Bright Light Campaign at Gashanda Primary School. We thank our partners -- Ernest, Dieudonne, John English, Emmanuel, Jean Claude, Toto, Israel, Robin, Daniel, Ndinini, Mayor Aphrodise, and so many more. Although we have no paid administrative staff, HFC continues to make a difference in the lives of people, particularly children, in East Africa. Please join us as we work with our partners in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. Bob

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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......

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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.