Empowering Children Today

We work through partnerships with local communities and organizations. We provide at-risk children with caring homes, health care and education.

  • The 2nd Annual 12 Days of Hope Christmas Campaign launches on November 30th

    On November 27th, 2014, locally-based global NGO, Hope for the Nations, launched their first annual 12 Days of Hope Christmas Campaign. The campaign represented twelve HOPE partners from all over the world.

    Last year, the 12 Days of Hope raised over $45,000 for over 36 projects that went to benefit children at risk on an ongoing basis throughout 2015.

    Now, a year later, the 2nd Annual 12 Days of Hope Campaign will officially be launched on November 30th featuring projects that range in scope from sustainability, agriculture, micro-enterprises, to education, provisions, and construction. The goal is to completely fund all the projects, with fundraising goals ranging from $1,000 - $5,000, throughout the month of December.

    “I am really looking forward to our 2nd annual 12 Days of Hope Christmas Campaign,” said Hope for the Nations Director of Operations, Patricia Phillips. “Last year we had an overwhelming response from our HOPE family, we raised over $45,000 for our partners and projects around the world. Because of ongoing thoughtful support and generosity the lives of so many children have been impacted for the better.”

    This year’s campaign will highlight a different regional HOPE partner each day for 12 days throughout the Christmas season and give people the opportunity to make a contribution to the project of their choice.

    “This year we are inviting everyone to participate and get involved in any way they can,” says Phillips of the scope of this year’s campaign. “We want people to encourage their friends to donate to their favorite project, challenge coworkers to see if an office can come together and purchase sports equipment for a village, purchase a cow, or outfit an entire classroom with desks and chairs, maybe a high school class can provide warm blankets for the students in Nepal. Whatever you can do, big or small it all helps!”

    There are 12 countries involved, one for each of the days: Sierra Leone, Philippines, Swaziland, Thailand, Ghana, Haiti, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Dominican Republic, and Kenya.

    Projects include child sponsorship opportunities that will provide food, education, and care to at-risk children; construction projects for care homes and orphanages; and programs based around sustainability, education, and nutrition.


    You can learn more at www.12daysofhope.com



  • We have some exciting news to share you from the Home of Love in Gulu, Uganda!

    "We are thrilled to announce that we are planning on placing our last 9 children with families. We have identified relatives for each one, completed numerous home visits, meetings with families and officials, and even a trial 2 week home placement during the August school holiday. Every one of our children is going to live with family!”

    The reasons behind this is that the local government has been working hard to shut down certain homes in Uganda due to a country-wide mandate to place children in families not in institutions. The "Home of Love" is in great standing with the government. Now that the 9 children are to be re-united with their families the focus will now be on follow-up with the new families, building long term relationship with each re-united child and family, as well as working with other vulnerable children in the program.

    The Home of Love will not be taking on any new children at this time, however they are welcoming new donors with the funds will going toward the children's education and long term follow-up with the families.

    There is also opportunity to give an additional gift to help the children settle into their new living arrangements with their family. If you would like to contribute to one of the listed items please feel free to contact the HOPE office at operations@hopeforthenations.com or call 250.712.2007


    9 blankets: $10x9 = $ 90

    18 bed sheets: $10x18 = $180

    9 Towels: $5x9 = $ 45  

    9 sandals/slippers: $2x9 = $ 18

    9 pairs of shoes: $10x9 = $ 90

    9kg bean seeds: $2x9 = $ 90

    9kg maize seeds: $2x9 = $ 90

    9 hoes: $3x9= $ 27

    Epilepsy medicines for 2016: $150x2= $300

    Other medicines for 2016: $200


    Learn More about Home of Love Here


  • This December we’ll be launching our second annual 12 Days of Hope Campaign! We’re still seeing the results of funds raised during last year’s campaign and wanted to share this update from Hope for the Nations Ukraine!

    We had had the list of children’s needs along with the list of their sizes ready and as soon as we got the money raised through the 12 Days of Hope, we immediately went to the market and bought as much as we could. Your donations allowed us to provide:

    • 80 warm blankets for the children in Bogodukhov orphanage. (Our volunteers spent 3 nights there during winter camp and said it was freezing cold in their dorms at night)
    • 36 pieces of underwear for boys and girls in Zmiev orphanage.
    • 17 pairs of winter boots for the boys in Zmiev orphanage.

    We distributed the gifts among the children and they were so thankful for this blessing! Some kids in Zmiev hadn't been able to go outside because they hadn't had winter boots.

    An exciting story happened to us on our way back from Zmiev orphanage. We had just left the orphanage and pulled up at the local food store to buy something to drink as I'd left the thermos flask with hot tea at home. In the store we bumped into the two boys, graduates from Zmiev orphanage, who we hadn't seen for several months. They were wearing light spring jackets even though it was -5C and quite windy, with running shoes so worn out that they even had holes! One of the boy’s socks were soaking wet. We had two pairs of winter boots left in our van and, believe it or not, they fit the boys perfectly!

    But it took us up to 10 minutes to persuade the boys to make the exchange – their old boots for the new ones -  as they couldn't believe it wasn’t some sort of a trick. We wanted them to leave their old shoes with us so they wouldn't try to sell the new boots. In the end, Sasha and Nikita walked away in the new, dry, warm and good-looking winter boots.


    Read more about the work with Destiny Centre here.

  • HOPE partner, Carol Jones of Destitute to Destiny, has been working hard to make a difference in the lives of those in need in India, particularly those in the Dalit communities. Most recently, with the help of funds raised by HOPE supporters, Carol was able to organize sewing machines to be distributed in the Rayadurgam Community in the state of Andhra Pradesh, with the intention that the machines will be used for micro enterprise purposes.

    Carol Jones visited Hyderabad in September, 2014, and saw the plight of these ladies first hand. Many of them worked long days for little wage and were often robbed on their way home.

    Now, a part of their own micro enterprise venture, the ladies involved can work from their own homes and earn a fair wage. During the last 6 months, a total of 20 machines have been distributed to help families in need.

    Mr. Venugopal, the Chairman of the Rayadurgam Municipality, and Mr. Rama Chandhra Rao, The Commissioner of Rayadurgam, participated in the distribution of the sewing machines to the parishioners. Fr. Joji Kurapati and Fr. Saji were also on hand to bless the machines.

    Later, Mr. Venugopal, the Chairman, expressed his strong appreciation for the wonderful gift of the machines and expressed his willingness to cooperate in any way possible towards a continuing successful venture.

    Find out how you can get involved with helping set up micro enterprises for communities in need.

  • “Why can’t the factory come to my village?” cries a young girl who was forced to leave her family living in rural Cambodia in order to work in the city.(1)

    Hers was a cry of deep pain. There was no education and employment in her village and so she had to leave the protection of family, becoming vulnerable at a young age, to shoulder the responsibility of being the family breadwinner. 

    It's in response to cries like this that Hope for the Nations works strategically in the quiet northeast quadrant of Cambodia to make sure children do not have to leave their families, but instead stay in their villages to go to school, receive relevant skills training, and help develop the economy so that jobs are created in their own region.  

    Stung Treng will be having the world knocking at its front door as it welcomes the world through one of the world’s fastest growing sub-regions, the GMS (Greater Mekong Subregion). On the bright side, economic activity will flow through the area bringing commerce and opportunity. At the same time, increased transportation and trade will result in more porous borders, making it easier to traffic vulnerable children to other cities and countries.

    With increased competition from neighbouring countries; China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, those without education and skills will fall even further behind and sink to deeper levels of poverty.


    Many years ago, our key leader, Thong Romanea, envisioned Stung Treng as being a place of rapid development, which could put more children at risk, and he insightfully developed a proactive strategic plan.


    Today, Romanea and our partner and agent, Asian Outreach Cambodia, has developed a holistic community development approach that takes into consideration; education, skills development, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, and farming (economic development). The area that HOPE has helped pioneer is ACTS (Assisting Children to School). ACTS is about enabling children from vulnerable Cambodian families to receive an education by equipping and resourcing families and teachers.

    In October 2014, we pioneered ACTS in Stung Treng with 77 children, all who were not previously going to school and most of whom were working the fields. Visiting many of these children in their homes and in their schools, I was struck by the huge impact ACTS is already having, and am thrilled to see where these kids will be in 5 to 10 years. They will be leading their communities in welcoming the world to Stung Treng.  

    (1) Quote from critically acclaimed documentary, ‘A River Changes Course’ by Cambodian filmmaker Kalyanee Mam.

    To Find our more about ACTS click here.

    Click here to read a story of change; Vitou’s story.


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