At Heart for Children, we believe that the family is the cornerstone of society. As such, we aim to help as many abandoned children become part of a new family and to thrive in a safe and loving environment. We do this by founding new families within the existing community and culture to which the child belongs.
Our family care model consists of bringing together five or six children (South Africa) or twelve (Haiti) children with a foster mother, and sometimes a father, who together form a new family. The foster mother or parents of such a family are supported by health and childcare professionals. To be as effective as possible, we work together with partner organizations on-site. For family sponsorship we are looking for 100 donors who want to contribute 9 euros a month to the livelihood of a family.
Haiti is extremely poor (80% of residents live on less than 2 euros a day) and one of the most disaster-effected countries in the world. More than half of the population is illiterate, almost 70% are unemployed and 75% have no running water. A good school is an exception, and even worse is that 20% of the children do not go to school at all. In order to change this, education is urgently needed.
The name 'The Rainbow Nation' refers to the unity of multicultural South Africa; bringing together all people from the many different races, in a country that was once separated by apartheid. Yet, even after Nelson Mandela, the country is still subject to mutual tensions, and it suffers from high unemployment, crime and poverty. Heart for Children is committed to helping the children in South Africa.