EDUCATION & RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GHANA, WEST AFRICA
Heartbeat for hope is a non-profit organization supporting orphaned children in the village of hope in Ghana, Africa
ABOUT VILLAGE OF HOPE
HEARTBEAT FOR HOPE is a non-profit organization established in 2009 whose goal is to help support the children living in The Village of Hope by raising funds for upkeep, education, medical care, and the house parents’ salaries. Beginning in 2011 HEARTBEAT FOR HOPE committed to full sponsorship of 16 children at the Village of Hope. Knowing the vital importance of saving the children of Ghana from destitution and slavery, Heartbeat for HOPE wants to make sure that these children have the opportunity to stay in the safe, secure environment that The Village of Hope has given to them. But, we cannot do it alone. We need YOU!
Over 30,000 children in Ghana, Africa are homeless. Whether they are sold into slavery by desperate parents, losing parents to disease, or abandoned, they are cast onto the streets alone. Village of Hope was established in Ghana with a mission to care for these needy and destitue children until they are able to take care of themselves. What began with 1 set of house parents with 8 children to care for has now grown to 215 children to care for and10 house parent couples.
However, care for the children relies on donations. Please help us help these children. GIVE NOW - GIVE HOPE.
MEET THE CHILDREN
ElizabethElizabeth came to Village of Hope in the summer of 2017 at an estimated age of four years old. Her mother is mentally ill, and unable to care for her, and her father is unknown. Elizabeth had no other family capable to take care of her. She was brought in by VOH and is now living with loving house parents, going to school, and receiving food, care and love.
RichmondRichmond's father died in March 2010 and his family blamed the man’s wife for the death of her husband. She was forced to move out of the family home, taking her four children with her and moving into a small room meant for one person, because that was all she could afford. Besides paying for the room, she could not feed or clothe her children or take them to school. She put in an application for two of them to be admitted to Village of Hope to give them a better opportunity and a chance at life.
ErnestErnest is the youngest of six siblings who lost his parents between 2010 and 2012. After his parents’ deaths, his oldest brother became father and mother to him. Although he tried hard, his inexperience and his very low income made it impossible to care for Ernest. Now, Ernest is part of the Village of Hope family and the Heartbeat for Hope family.
EmmanuellaEmmanuella is at Village of Hope with her older sister, Saviour. They are the last two of four children whose father passed away and then, about four years ago, their mother was involved in a motor accident, making her unable to continue with her farming activities. The children could hardly get food to eat as the family depended on the benevolence of neighbors in the community. A minister, who also happens to be a former house parent at the Village of Hope, had been helping to feed the children. Eventually he put in an application for the two girls to be admitted.
MargaretMargaret lost her mother in 2004. Her father was older, and could not support his children. Margaret moved in with her older brother, but he, too, was unable to provide enough for Margaret. That is when she was blessed to come live at the Village of Hope. She is now attending Hope College (high school).
SalamatuSalamatu's mother died shortly after giving birth, and her father passed away six years later. There was no one left who could care for her, so a church at Yendi found a place for her at the Village of Hope.
VidaVida came to the Village of Hope because her father passed away, and her mother in incapable of caring for her. She is a very kind girl that we have enjoyed getting to know the past 6 years.
RuthRuth became a resident of the Village of Hope at age nine. Her mother passed away when she was just 15 days old, and her father was never involved in her life. Her grandparents had been in care of her until they were too old and unable. This is when she moved to the Village of Hope.
AlexAlex lives at the Village of Hope with his sister Patience. Alex's parents were sick and unfit to care for him so he went to live with his aunt in 2003. The burden of her own responsibilities as well as the care of the children became too much, and in March of 2010 Alex and his sister came to the Village of Hope.
DanielDaniel and his brother, Abraham, began their lives in struggle with their single mother. In 2011 their mother passed away and they were sent to live with their aging grandmother. Soon she was unable to care for them because of her health and they had to drop out of school. It was then that Village of Hope took them in to raise them with a stable environment and hopeful future.
AbrahamAbraham and his brother, Daniel, began their lives in struggle with their single mother. In 2011 their mother passed away and they were sent to live with their aging grandmother. Soon she was unable to care for them because of her health and they had to drop out of school. It was then that Village of Hope took them in to raise them with a stable environment and hopeful future.
FrancisHis father died when he was very young, and his mother was so poor that she could not take care of Francis and his six siblings. She died not long after. Struggling to survive, Francis was taken in by the Village of Hope. He will begin his senior year of high school this year. We have loved seeing Francis grow and mature the last 6 years.
MichaelMichael's mother passed away in 2000, and he never knew his father. His mother's dream was for her son to have an education. Now that Michael is at the Village of Hope intends to honor his mother by achieving this goal.
PeterPeter was brought to the Village of Hope in 2004 after a lifetime of unfortunate events for his family. After many moves between various family members who were unable to care for Peter, the Village of Hope began to care for Peter. He now has security of food, education, and care.
Samuel C.Samuel came to the Village of Hope after his father died, and his mother's illness became so severe that she could not even care for herself. Now Samuel has care and education at the Village of Hope.
Benjamin, Josphine, & MichaelH4H met these siblings in 2013 through mutual friends. Their father died 12 years ago, and their mother has been working at Village of Hope as a teacher's aid to try and support her six children. She was struggling to keep her children in school, so we agreed to help with their education.
Now, Benjamin is beginning his final semester of university, and Josphine & Michael high school.
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"A RECIPE FOR HOPE" cookbook contains over 350 recipes from supporters of Village of Hope, including the house mothers of Village of Hope! A history of Village of Hope, Heartbeat for Hope, and bios of the 15 children that we support are also inside.
All proceeds go to helping the children at VOH.
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