According to research, it is estimated that more than 840 million people in the world live in malnourished and abject poverty, with more than 153 million of that population being children below the age of 5. Also, out of the 2.2 billion children in the world about 33,000 of them under the age of 5 die everyday of preventable disease like malaria, diarrhea, measles and malnutrition; which equals to a death of 17 million children every year. If this heavy child mortality is not controlled then there is going to be serious issues with the future generation. HOHI is an organization that understands the need to give care to widows and orphans who are left behind to suffer hardship for lack of basic necessities and proper shelter.
The organization was established in 2004 to help rescue women and children in the third world country, who are suffering and are in danger. They do this through partnerships with relevant institutions and they have been doing it for more than 20 years now. The main people at HOHI are Greg Beech; the ceo and Beryl Griffin; the sponsorship coordinator. Greg travels to third world countries training and encouraging HOHI partners while Beryl coordinates the sponsorship programs.
Homes of hope international uses a number of ways and methodologies to execute their plans, projects and methodologies, which are geared towards providing women and children with shelter, education, health and required nutrition. First, the organization combines with local indigenous leadership to help respond to the needs of children and women, by building communities that will serve the needy. They respond more to groups and individuals with high integrity and commitment to work with people in the community, so as to achieve the objectives of the project.
The vision of the HOHinternational is to rescue women and children in the third world country and provide them with vocational training, comprehensive education, counseling and medical care through empowerment, community and programmes. They believe that the local groups and individuals they work with must understand the needs and requirements of the community based on the understanding of their prevailing condition. They also realize the importance of such groups and individuals in working with every sector of the society including businesses, churches and government agencies. The organization work with strategic plans and objectives, and they require their partners to have the same sense of operation to deliver a unifying and achievable vision.
Presently, HOHI has projects that are transforming people lives in Medan, Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia. They also have projects in Maputo Mozambique, Miraj India and rural Southeast Asia. Individuals and groups who like to get involved can do so through sponsorships. There website provides a list of children with there details and information, and anyone can click on a child to sponsor him or her. You can also decide to sponsor the women. With as low as $15 a month a person can contribute to the provisions of basic medical treatment, food and accommodation for the women. You can also decide to sponsor a staff, and there is opportunity for corporate sponsorship which is in different levels of partnerships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 per annum. Homes of hope international also raise funds through events, fund raiser and individual donations. All donations can be done directly through depositing money in the bank account, direct debit, gift bank giving, credit card and PayPal.