Episode 4 – Hope for Communities
Christine Reidhead speaks with Debbie from Hope for Communities Nonprofit Organization.
Debbie and her husband just started this organization. Her husband has been going to Africa for 20 years and felt it was time to start this New Mexico nonprofit. Their 501c3 is at the IRS and they are waiting for approval.
They have an orphanage in southern Kenya. This town has 200 children with no parents. They have local staff there already in place. Twenty-eight of the 200 children are already in an orphanage. Debbie is working on a second building. The orphanage has full custody of these children.
Hope for Communities needs monthly support to pay for the children’s food, home, electricity and schooling.
The other orphaned children are just sleeping in holes and places around the town. It is heartbreaking how these children live. It’s not good for them at all.
Debbie shared that this town is so far away from the government and capital city that the town doesn’t get a lot of help.
If someone wanted to help they could sponsor one of these orphaned children for $100 a month.
Debbie and her group takes a team of about eight-ten one time a year to Africa. Volunteers pay about $3,600, which provides the volunteers about a ten day trip. Volunteers work with the village and then includes a safari. The main cost is the flight to Africa.
Literally a brand new organization and they are excited about their future!