Hope Centers for Children of Africa

Mission Statement

Our mission is to come to the aid of orphaned children in Africa and the families who care for the orphans. "To come to the aid" is defined as; Provide safe homes in which to live Provide education Provide safe water Provide adequate medical care

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In Luweero District, Uganda, we were able to drill a well on the farm which will provide safe water for all of our participants, both children and widows. The well will be used as the water source for the drip irrigation system which will be used in the dry season to ensure crop growth. The community well at St. Andrew's School was repaired and now provides safe water for the children and staff of the school. The well provides safe water for the community too. We've made great strides in the area of farm production. In Bogoro, DRC, the 3 person team made great strides in forming the new ministry location. 100 orphaned children were enrolled in school. 25 widows are now enrolled in the micro loan program.
Current Goals Hope Centers for Children of Africa (HCCA) HCCA/Uganda Base of Operation: Luwero, Uganda The purpose of Hope Centers for Children of Africa/Uganda shall be to come to the aid of orphaned and abandoned children in Africa. This will be accomplished through the establishment of Hope Centers in areas of need. Each Hope Center shall give special focus to orphans/abandoned children and those who assist in the care of these children. Hope Centers for Children of Africa/Uganda (HCCA/Uganda) will establish Hope Centers in areas of need in cooperation with community leaders. A leadership team of community members will be formed to establish a Board of Directors. Through the Board of Directors, we will identify orphaned/abandoned children in need and identify households willing open their hearts and homes to children in need of housing. These families will be referred to as “host” families. Goals and Objectives for 2017 Goal 1.1 Bring the farming operation to full potential with the goal of self-sustainability in mind Objective 1.1 The HCCA Executive Director held meetings with Paul, Alexa and James to discuss the farm development thus far and to set goals for further development. One on one meetings were held with Paul to explore areas of possible development; a chicken/egg production plan and a passion fruit production plan. Goal 2.1 Develop the well to become a “production well” with the capability of pumping water to a holding tank to become the water source for the irrigation drip line. Objective 2.1 Jimsco Well-drilling Company will become the general contractor for the entire project. They have prepared a plan and budget for the production well, the grading of the land and construction of the system. Goal 3.1 Grade the land to maximize the effectiveness of the drip lines. Objective 3.1 Accomplished through Objective 2.1. Raise awareness and financial support in the U.S. to fund the projects. Goal 4.1 Increase the effectiveness of the micro grant program to assist families in reaching self-sustainability. Objective 4.1 Continue with education and monitoring of the program. Assist individuals as needed. *As an example, in 2016 a concern arose regarding illness in the chicken flock. Alexa contacted a vet that specializes in birds. He traveled with Alexa to each home of those raising chickens to inspect their birds and treat as necessary. The vet also trained them in early detection, what medicines to buy and where to purchase the meds. This initiative was quite successful. Hope Centers for Children of Africa (HCCA) HCCA/DRC Base of Operation: Bogoro DR Congo The purpose of Hope Centers for Children of Africa/Uganda shall be to come to the aid of orphaned and abandoned children in Africa. This will be accomplished through the establishment of Hope Centers in areas of need. Each Hope Center shall give special focus to orphans/abandoned children and those who assist in the care of these children. Hope Centers for Children of Africa/Uganda (HCCA/Uganda) will establish Hope Centers in areas of need in cooperation with community leaders. A leadership team of community members will be formed to establish a Board of Directors. Through the Board of Directors, we will identify orphaned/abandoned children in need and identify households willing open their hearts and homes to children in need of housing. These families will be referred to as “host” families. Goals and Objectives for 2017 Goal 1.1 Receive approval from the DRC government to travel into DRC Objective 1.1 Receive all paperwork necessary for DRC visa application. DRC now requires 20 days to process the application. Apply for the visa with the 20 day processing time in mind. Results: The Director of HCCA was able to obtain a visa and traveled to Bunia/Bogoro DRC in April 2017. Goal 2.1 Increase enrollment of orphans in school by 100 children. Our goal is to have 200 orphans enrolled in school by the 1st of September, 2017 Objective 2.1 Schedule the family visits and interviews for the months of July and August to select and prepare 100 children for school Results As of August 1, 2017 100 additional children are scheduled to begin school in September. Goal 3.1 Determine the medical needs within the community. Develop a construction plan for a clinic/pharmacy. Determine the location of the clinic. Objective 3.1 In April the HCCA Director and the Bogoro team met with tribal leaders in the community to discuss the health concerns and needs within the community. The location and size of the building was discussed. Results: The clinic will be constructed near the school buildings. The team will follow up with meetings with Thomas, the former head nurse at Baraka Academy. Together they will determine the size of the building and the equipment needs. Goal 4.1 Provide safe water. Consider the use of shallow wells and deep wells in the area of the school, the clinic and surrounding community Objective 4.1 The team is assigned with the task of exploring the use of well-drilling equipment for both deep and shallow wells. Conduct meetings with Shalom University and businesses in Bunia that have experience with drilling deep wells.
Community or Constituency Served We serve orphans, widows and other poverty stricken families in Bunia, DR Congo, Bogoro DR Congo Luweero District, Uganda We enroll orphans and under-privileged children in school. The ages vary from age 3 to early 20s. Many children have not been afforded the opportunity to attend school. Some, due to war, missed several years of schooling. The vast majority of our children are age 6-14 and some are in their early 20s.
Geographic Area Served Bunia and Bogoro are in northeastern DR Congo, within Ituri Province. Bogoro is southeast of Bunia in the Blue Mountains. Luweero District is in central Uganda,

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$118,064
74%
Management
$19,255
12.1%
Fundraising
$11,649
7.3%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2016
$65,076
$55,987
$9,089
2015
$55,987
$49,371
$6,616
2014
$49,371
$45,265
$4,106

Organization Last Reviewed on 09/25/2017

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Address:
500 Rudy Lane
Buffalo , MN 55313
Phone: 6123102395

General Information

Alternative Name: HCCA, Bunia Children's Hope Center
EIN: 26-4106675
Principal Staff: Glenn Mork
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
Volunteers: 15
Number of Clients: 1425
Ruling Year: 2010

Board

Board Chair: James T. Doudiet
Number of Board Members: 7
Board Meetings with Quorum: 4
Average Member Attendance: 6

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