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There is a saying in Africa ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ – this is our premise. It takes the contributions of us all to raise the children in our care.

As one of our platforms of care, Hearts of Hope provides a safe home for vulnerable children.

Hearts of Hope purchased a home in Wendywood and took occupation in December 2007. We currently care for 34 orphaned and vulnerable children, aged between birth and 18 years old.


Community Project
Community Project

Hearts of Hope have as a core value the principle of not storing up what we have. Rather, we pass on to our various networks products goods and services that we may not be able to use at any one time.


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Hearts of Hope
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A safe haven for 34 children in Wendywood, Johannesburg. Providing individual attention and intervention specific to each child’s physical, mental and emotional needs.


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Schools Projects
Schools Project

511 children are educated in Drakensberg schools through our support in the form of teacher training, resources and daily meals.
175 Children in Alexandra Township. St Martin’s Creche are assisted by our school renovations and maintenance.

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Delicious fundraiser ladies breakfast with Joni Peddie

Please join us for a delicious fundraiser ladies breakfast with Joni Peddie speaking on Behaviour Chemistry. Seats are limited – to book...

A message to Bongani’s birthmother

Dear Bongani’s Birthmother, I wish I could see you today. I wish I could hug you and tell you how brave you are. I wish Bongani could give...

Wheelchair donated in record time!

A request for a wheelchair for a special little soul went out and within an hour HOH together with donor Carol Caveney connected the two needs...

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An incredible story.
Many thanks to those donors who support our Hearts of Hope children with school fees.
Hopefully one day we will have a story like this to share with you.
Please always know your support makes the most incredible difference to the lives of our children.

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The incredible story of Hilde Back and Chris Mburu shows how even small acts of kindness can touch many lives in ways entirely unforeseen. When she was a girl, a stranger's kindness saved Hilde Back's life by helping her to escape to Sweden from Nazi Germany where both her parents died in concentration camps. Back eventually became a teacher and, remembering her days as a Jewish girl in Germany when she was denied the opportunity to attend school under the Nazi Nuremburg Laws, she decided to pay for the education of a child who would otherwise not have a chance to go to school. The child she sponsored was Chris Mburu. Mburu grew up in a poor family in rural Kenya whose family could not afford to pay the small tuition fee required for children to continue their studies beyond elementary school. Due to his excellent grades, he was selected for participation in a Swedish sponsorship program and Hilde Back paid his way through secondary school. Mburu excelled in school and went on to earn degrees from the University of Nairobi and Harvard Law School. In order to help other talented children from poor families continue their studies at secondary school, Mburu created a foundation in 2001. With the support of the Swedish Ambassador in Kenya, Mburu was able to track down the benefactor who had transformed his life and named the foundation in her honor: The Hilde Back Education Fund. Back's small act of kindness grew in ways that she never could have imagined -- The Fund has helped hundreds of children in Kenya continue their studies and her sponsored child has gone on to become an attorney and human rights advocate for the United Nations. In late 2012, Back had the opportunity to travel to Kenya with Mburu and celebrate her 90th birthday by meeting many of the children whose lives have been changed by the foundation that bears her name. To learn more about the Hilde Back Education Fund and how to support their work, visit hildebackeducationfund.com/ Their inspiring story is told in the touching documentary, "A Small Act" -- to learn more or stream it, visit amzn.to/1iulOyF For two excellent Mighty Girl stories that show how even a small act of kindness can bloom into something much greater, we recommend "Plant a Kiss" for ages 2 to 8 (www.amightygirl.com/plant-a-kiss) and "Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed" for ages 4 to 8 (www.amightygirl.com/ordinary-mary). For Mighty Girl stories for both children and teens that emphasize the value of compassion, visit our "Kindness & Compassion" section at amgrl.co/1JIHLCr And, for two stories that recount escapes during WWII similar to that made by Hilde Back to Sweden, we recommend the picture book "The Whispering Town" for ages 5 to 9 (www.amightygirl.com/the-whispering-town) and the Newbery Award-winning novel "Number the Stars" for ages 9 and up (www.amightygirl.com/number-the-stars).

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