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We have two projects in Haiti, neither of which has been affected directly by the earthquake.

Thank God, our projects have not been directly impacted, mainly because they are located in the north, whereas the earthquake occurred in the west.

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Thank you for helping us to fund Maria’s* eye operation!

One of the Syrian refugee children we serve at our Dar el Awlad school in Lebanon is in urgent need of an operation on her eyes to stop her from going...

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Waiting to have a new family and a new home

In Guatemala, this young lady is spending her last few minutes with us before moving home.

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One of our young adults from the Dominican Republic graduates from university

This is a remarkable story of transformation for this charming young man who attended one of our schools.

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When doing chores is fun in the Dominican Republic - especially when it involves food

On Wednesdays, food is purchased and received at all our residential homes in the Dominican Republic. Children and adults alike join in to help out.

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Please pray for our work in Peru!

Please click through to download our prayer diary for our work with vulnerable children in this beautiful but troubled country.

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Please pray for our work in Kenya

Please click through to download our prayer diary for our work with vulnerable children in this beautiful country.

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A new playground for our children at Dar el Awlad in Lebanon

Finally, after a long wait and a lot of effort, our Kids Alive Lebanon kids have the play equipment up and running!

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Arts, crafts and computer skills for impoverished Lebanese children at our New Horizons project in Lebanon

The children who come along to our New Horizons Care Centre in southern Lebanon are from extremely impoverished backgrounds, including Bedouins and ...

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Please pray for the situation in Lebanon

The economy in Lebanon is really struggling and inflation is spiralling out of control (food prices have risen by 400% in a year!). Please pray for the...

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We will be called Kids Alive International from October 1st

Ever since we came into existence in 2011, Hope for Kids has been the UK partner of the Kids Alive family, a wonderful Christian global mission with a...

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The journey many of our children go on

For vulnerable children and orphans, the journey from the pain of their past to a future of hope and wholeness is one with many starts and stops, inevitable...

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Laptops for our Independent Living students

We are delighted to have been able to give laptops to a number of the students in our Independent Living programme in Kenya. With lockdown continuing...

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The four key goals for each child

The needs of the children we serve vary according to continent, country, community, and circumstances. But our team has identified four common goals for...

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Our work in Lebanon - webinar update

Click through for details of a recording of an extremely helpful and inspiring online presentation from our Lebanon Country Director, Denise Deghar. Denise...

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Our schools in the Dominican Republic have started to reopen

Our schools in the Dominican Republic are beginning to reopen, with small groups of children present in person for a limited number of hours each day....

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The importance of fun!

Our children from Casa Monte Plata in Dominican Republic have a great time at the Semana Santa Camp! Activities included swimming in the river, playing...

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Our work in Zambia - watch our webinar

Click through for a link to a recording of a webinar we held on April 12th 2021 where our Country Director for Zambia, Chantry Mweemba, provides an update...

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Urgent Spring Appeal

Our Country Directors around the world have asked if we can help raise urgently needed funds for a number of additional costs that are being incurred,...

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Please pray for our work in Zambia

Each month we ask our supporters to pray for us and this month we are focusing on Zambia. Click through for more information and to download a summary...

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Caring for traumatised children

Hope for Kids and the Kids Alive family rescue some of the world’s most vulnerable children, with each one having their own heart-rending story to tell....

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Catch up with our work in Guatemala

We recently had an excellent catch up with our Guatemala Country Director, Victor Lopez, about the amazing work God is allowing us to do, as his team...

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Some wonderful news from Lebanon

At our Lebanon webinar update in November 2020, we were told about this lovely young lady, Maria*, who attends our Dar el Awlad school. As a result of...

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Please pray for our work in Haiti!

Could you please pray for our work in Haiti, an impoverished and trouble-torn country, which is going through an especially difficult time right now?...

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Christmas appeal to help fund our ongoing response to the pandemic

As the pandemic continues to affect all of our projects across the world in various ways, there is still an urgent need for us to provide emergency food...

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Why free school dinners are so important (focus on Hall Mead School)

Marcus Rashford's campaign to ensure that poorer children receive free school meals has certainly rung a few bells with us here at Hope for Kids. Our...

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Our virtual Christmas Gift Catalogue is out now!

We are delighted to present our range of virtual Christmas gifts, with dozens of gift ideas, all of which are for sale on this website. Ideal if you’re...

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Our award from The World Day of Prayer England, Wales & Northern Ireland (WDP)

We are thrilled to announce that the World Day of Prayer England, Wales & Northern Ireland have partnered with Hope for Kids by donating £3,000 to our...

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The explosion in Lebanon

Fortunately none of our children or their families were injured. Here is a brief update on how the explosion has impacted us.

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Kids Alive has a new President!

As you probably know, we are the UK partner of Kids Alive, which is based in the USA. They have been recruiting for a new President and we are delighted...

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COVID updates - watch our webinars

Just about all of the countries we work have been in lockdown. Click through for a series of webinars with our country directors taking us through how...

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Our Spring gift catalogue is now out

Perfect if you would like to send someone a gift but you are not sure what to get them. Have a look around our shop to see what is available, or send...

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How the pandemic is affecting the children we minister to

Here is an update on how the pandemic is affecting our work in the field, as well as an invitation to prayer.

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Pray for Zambia

How can you pray for Zambia?

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Pray for South Sudan

How can you pray for South Sudan?

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Give girls like Mercy a new start this Spring!

Just six years old, and crying herself to sleep at night because of unspeakable abuse…girls like Mercy can have a new start because of you.

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Rejoice in Hope

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12

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2018 Autumn Appeal - Breaking free from the chains of abuse!

Young lives shattered by betrayal, violence and sexual abuse. Read how one young girl in Guatemala was rescued and freed from the chains of abuse and...

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2018 Summer Appeal - TOOLS FOR LIFE!

Equipping our kids for life beyond childhood.

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Without Borders

Check out our latest blog article celebrating our partnership with Hope for Kids International musical ambassador Joe Hardy and his brand new album "Without...

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Helen believes in the power of play!

Introducing Helen Beckett, currently preparing to be a missionary in Kenya. As a fully qualified play therapist, she will provide insights and therapeutic...

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Mary's Story

Read about Mary, a real success story from Kids Alive Zambia!

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On the starting blocks!

Sam Ziegler prepares for a one year initial term with Kids Alive Kenya.

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A fresh pair of eyes in Zambia

Hope for Kids International sent its first team to Zambia in October 2015. Martin reflects on his time there...

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Kids Alive Kenya has a new bus!

A new school bus that is already a blessing to the children and communities around Karundas in Central Kenya, allowing more kids the chance to access...

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Zambia Appeal

Our Spring 2015 Appeal is raising support for Zambia. Money is urgently needed to build schools and children's homes for the neediest of children - many...

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Review of 2014

Check out some of 2014's news. We're thankful for the partnership we have with all our supporters and partners around the world. Do join us in making...

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Dear Mum, I love you...

Rescued from abuse to a life of promise and hope - One Kenyan girl's journey

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Old clothes for new wheels!

In the Yeovil area, your old clothes can help us get a new school bus for Kenya!

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We're raising money for a school bus!!

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A Refuge for Child-Mothers

Everyday, girls as young as 10-14 years old are finding themselves pregnant due to rape and abuse. La Arquilla (basket in Spanish) is a new ministry to...

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Syrian Refugee Children Appeal

Responding to the ongoing and urgent needs on the ground, Kids Alive Lebanon is making room to get more Syrian refugee children into education in Beirut....

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Another year serving around the world

We are privileged to be part of the story of bringing hope to children around the world, children who have been rescued from trauma and crisis. Read about...

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RESTORING GIRLS AT THE OASIS: A REAL LIFE STORY!

Corbey Dukes, Kids Alive Guatemala Field Director, tells us all about the recent events happening at the Oasis Girls Home...

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Connecting Children...from the UK to Kenya

Read more about this class of Year 4 kids who spent a Geography lesson learning all about Kenya and Hope for Kids International and then helped their...

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A Nurse for Zambia

Our sites in Mongu and Lusaka welcome their new nurse.

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Dignity - Value - Hope

Tackling the multiple effects of injustice takes wisdom - and maybe a little education! Our former Director, Matt Parker, describes the wonderful work...

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An exciting new missionary post in Africa: Do you have the necessary desire and calling to serve God in an international context - to use your buildings-related...

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Open Doors to Education

A sister who sacrificed her own future to keep the family together and the new doors that are opening up to them. Read more about Cinthia's story...

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Serving Hands and Hearts

Read about our summer team from Ridgeway Church, Chingford. Each team member travelled overseas to offer their hands and hearts in service to God and...

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Sometimes, it's the simplest things that mean the most...

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PLEASE - Would you help our friends in Kenya put up a fence and grow more food?

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Wau! That's Progress!

In December 2012, we reported the start of construction of our new Children’s Home in Wau, South Sudan. Nine months later, we are excited to report...

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Defending the oppressed, the abused, the violated...

Abandoned by a father she never knew, Maria grew up in a house of chaos and poverty in Guatemala. By the time she was seven, many men had passed through...

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Five Boys in Zambia

Earlier in 2013, five boys came into the Kids Alive Zambia programme. The youngest aged 5 years, the eldest, 12. Read their stories here.

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Blossoming in Lebanon's Home of Serenity

Transformed lives. Beautiful stories of a few of the girls rescued by Kids Alive Lebanon. The Home of Serenity, working with God to help restore and reconnect...

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A Goldmine of Grace in Kenya

The Karundas medical clinic provides medical treatment to all of the children in our care and many people from surrounding communities. Nearly half of...

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Walking for shoes - No mean feet!

Sponsors Nigel and Deb Hardy walk four miles barefoot to draw attention to the plight of millions without shoes.

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Joy as Roof Repairs are Completed!

In March this year a freak storm took the roof of one of our homes at the Lilato Children’s Village in Mongu, western Zambia. Thankfully the repairs...

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Providing Hope Amidst Adversity

Meredith Melby reports on Kids Alive Zambia’s Community Schools...

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Isaac's Story

Isaac is the manager of the Boy's Home in Kenya. Growing up in difficult circumstances himself means he can relate to the children in our care & respond...

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From Essex to East Africa

Meet Jenny who was recently called out of retirement in the UK to spend 2 months in Kenya...

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Kenya Update – A Library for Mitaboni Children’s Home

Our Children's Home in Mitaboni, Kenya report on the exciting news that a new library is now up and running for all the kids and staff to enjoy.

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Shaping up nicely!

Another generous donation from one of our local Business Partners, Shape Financial Ltd, helping us to do more for vulnerable children and help communities...

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Yeovil United Reformed Church makes us their ‘Charity of the Year’!

We are very excited to be partnering with Princes Street URC for some fundraising events during 2013.

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A Letter from our Zambia Director!

Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. But the lives of hundreds of children in our programmes are being changed! Our Director, Jim Kongwa,...

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'Invisible' Children in the Dominican Republic

Invisible. something most children do not want to feel. But it is a problem facing many kids in the Dominican Republic.

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An "Amazing and Humbling" Time!

A team from Somerset has had a great time working with the children in Kenya! One team member said "It was amazing and humbling to meet the children and...

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Some of our Partners Visit Kenya!

Two members of staff from Ernst and Young - who have been helping us develop our education programmes in Africa this year - recently visited our work...

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Construction Begins in South Sudan!

We have received some exciting news - the construction of a new home for street children is underway in poverty-hit South Sudan!

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Kenya Update: The Mitaboni Children's Home

Matt Parker reports on the encouraging progress that is being made, lives that are being changed, and plans for growth at the Mitaboni Children's Home...

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Yosaira Now Has a Reason to Smile!

When dentists first saw inside Yousaira's mouth they wept because her teeth were in such a bad condition. But now she has a brand new set of teeth and...

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A visitor to our Children's Home in Lebanon was so encouraged by what she saw that she and a friend set about raising funds - by running in a ten mile...

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A summer of fund-raising by the staff of Ernst & Young has raised more than £10,000 for our education projects in Africa! The funds raised will be split...

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Lebanon is at a crossroads. It has been at relative peace for nearly four years. But the assassination of a police intelligence chief has raised fears...

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Stories of Pain and Hope in Lebanon...

A few reflections on the latest bombing outrage in the streets of Beirut, Lebanon - and on the call that we all have to show compassion and give hope...

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Leaving Painful Pasts Behind...

Yani and Josefina’s home situations remain the same - very difficult - but their lives have changed dramatically since they came to our Care Centre...

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Latest News: 43 children going "back to school" - so far!

Great news – we are delighted that as a result of our “Back to School” campaign we are so far able to help 43 children coming from the toughest...

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Sending Children Back To School - Latest News!

The‘fortunate’ children in Mongu, western Zambia get to study in tiny, cramped huts made just of wood and bamboo. Many others don’t even have that...

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Enjoying Summer Fun  in Lebanon!

A summer team had a great time working with the children at our Home in Lebanon this summer! One team member said: "It’s been amazing; I can’t begin...

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Help us to help Susan and Irma...

Susan and Irma used to live in fear every day. But now they have hope for the future...

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Updates from Our Zambia Programme

Director Matt Parker has been visiting our Homes, Schools and Care Centres in Zambia....

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Coffee Shop Helps a Child Get Back To School!

One young boy in Kenya will now get a school uniform and shoes - thanks to customers to a coffee shop in Yeovil!

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Help Give Children a Chance of School...

Here is a report from the Western Gazette in the UK about our goal of getting 300 children around the world "back to school"...

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New Classrooms For Kids in Zambia!

New classrooms are being constructed in Zambia to help hundreds of children in a very poor rural community...

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In a New Home - and Back to School!

Rafiya has experienced pain in her short life. Now, however, she has a loving home - and is enjoying going back to school!

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Getting Peter 'back to school' in Lebanon!

Peter is from Sudan - but lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Read about how we helped him get "back to school"...

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Electricity Installed at Boys' Home in Kenya!

The boys and staff at the Kids Alive Boys Home in central Kenya are celebrating - they finally have electricity!

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What a Change in Kookoo's life!

Kookoo comes from a desperate situation in the Sudanese capital city, Khartoum. But his life has changed...

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A Letter from our Kenya Director!

Purity Nyamu, our Director in Kenya, shares about some of the progress that is being made!

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