HEART FOR AFRICA INC

Focused on HOPE for Eswatini

Roswell, GA   |  www.heartforafrica.org

Mission

The organization seeks to serve Eswatini in the areas of Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education.

Ruling year info

2003

CEO

Mr. Ian Maxwell

COO

Janine Maxwell

Main address

PO Box 1308

Roswell, GA 30077 USA

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EIN

36-4509500

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Employment, Job Related N.E.C. (J99)

Single Organization Support (Q11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Heart for Africa wants to create a better life in Eswatini. Eswatini is filled with a large population of orphaned or vulnerable children. It has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world. These children need health, love, education and food to become the future leaders of Eswatini. Heart for Africa is a faith-based humanitarian organization that is working to bring HOPE to Eswatini by focusing on four key areas – Hunger, Orphans, Poverty & Education – by fighting hunger, caring for orphans, ending poverty and providing education and vocational training.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project Canaan Children

In Eswatini it is estimated that more
than ½ of the total population are orphaned and vulnerable
children. Young girls are getting pregnant as they seek help from men to
get food for their younger siblings.  This is resulting in early
teenage pregnancy and many abandoned babies.  Heart for Africa is called
to help those young girls and the babies who are found in pit latrines
or on the side of the road to die.  The El Roi Baby Home will provide a
loving, caring home for babies who have been abandoned by mothers who
could not care for them in their own poverty.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Project Canaan is being
designed by business people to come alongside Africans and bring
expertise, resources and heart together to find a holistic solution to a
complex set of issues - issues that, if not addressed, will have a
greater impact on our global economy and the global community of which
we are a part.

Project Canaan is a multi-faceted
initiative that includes large-scale farming, fisheries, poultry houses
and a dairy farm. In 2006, the country of Eswatini consumed 15 million
gallons of milk, but only produced 2 million gallons, importing 13
million gallons.  This is just one example of the business opportunities
that exist in Eswatini.  Other such business opportunities are being
identified and developed.

In July, 2010, we dedicated the
land for the first children's home on the property, the El Roi Baby
Home.  We will provide a safe place for them to live and grow as well as
be educated to help break the cycle of ignorance in their generation.

HIV/AIDS is the primary cause of
the growing orphan population. It will be critical that the land be home
to a state of the art HIV/AIDS clinic where a holistic approach to
medical care will be taken.

Not only will the agri-business
development address food shortage, but it will generate employment,
stimulate the local economy, allow for export and provide a sustainable
business model to support other Heart for Africa homes and projects.

Nelson Mandela said, "Education is
the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and we
believe that is true. Training schools will provide advanced education
for skilled labor with the goal of moving the impoverished into a
working class. A medical center will also be a part of the development
to teach home based care and basic medical training for community and
rural usage.

It is not okay with us that 9 year old girls are selling sex for food just so they can feed their younger brothers and sisters.

It is not okay with us that 30,000
children die every day from hunger or malnutrition because they have no
food or because there is no one there to feed them.

We ask you then, "Is it okay with you?"

If it is not okay with you either …
will you help us? Will you help the children? Will you help us develop a
sustainable solution that will not be a bottomless cup of charity, but
rather an investment in to the future of a nation and the future of our
global family?

What if it was your child who needed help – who needed hope for the future?

Please join us, give generously and together we will change the face of the world.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children with a source of ongoing care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Project Canaan Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Even though these babies come to us from a place of abuse and abandonment, that we can bring them into our home is a blessing, and a result of our increasing donors' generosity, who provide support.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Project Canaan is Heart for Africa's 2,500-acre compound in Eswatini. Providing vocational training and employment to adults allows them to care for their families, interrupting a generational cycle of poverty and abandonment. We are raising the next generation of leaders for Eswatini, with a focus on education, community and service through our rescue of abused and abandoned babies and commitment to raising them to adulthood. We want to save lives throughout the country by feeding thousands of hungry orphans and vulnerable children each week.

With over 120 students this school year, the ultimate goal of Project Canaan Academy is to provide the best educational resources available to help the children grow into the future leaders of Eswatini.

At the Sisekelo Preschool, the children receive an early childhood education that promotes the development of lifelong learning and success. Upon completion of preschool, children move on to Project Canaan Academy for Kindergarten and their primary school education. As they grow, new classrooms and the necessary staffing will be added each year to accomplish the subsequent educational objectives, with middle school starting in 2022 and the high school in 2025.

The clinic also has dental facilities, used by visiting/volunteer dental teams from the U.S. and Taiwan that perform routine dental care, extractions, fillings and other necessary dental work for our children and employees.

Within Project Canaan (our development in Eswatini), we have created a farm and jewelry factory which employs almost 300 Swazi's. This allows them to go home and provide food and care for their families.

We have created a pipeline from 2 fresh water springs in the Mountains to provide a continuous source of water. Also to provide a means of growth on the farms which are also self-sustaining.

$850,000 was raised to complete our water project that establishes water security for Project Canaan! This gravity-fed pipeline brings the water down the mountain to Project Canaan. There are springs at the top of the mountain, where dams have been constructed to capture and redirect the flow of the water along with the first 2+ miles of pipeline. When the project is completed, it will allow for continued expansion of agricultural development and support the dairy and egg layer operations so vital to feeding programs. It will also provide access to water for the chiefdoms adjacent to Project Canaan, ensuring that thousands of people living in homesteads all around the farm will be able to plant crops, harvest maize and care for their families utilizing the water from the pipeline. Heart for Africa is in conversations with Eswatini's Minister of Agriculture to allow surrounding communities to build off its pipeline, allowing people in the surrounding communities to share in this resource.

HFA has long term volunteers who live in Eswatini to take care of and educate the children. Like them, on a short-term basis, we have interns and volunteers who come to Eswatini to provide assistance in any manner needed.

Last year, we delivered over 74,000 hot meals each month – nearly 900,000 last year – to orphans and vulnerable children throughout Eswatini. These meals are providing vital nutrition – literally saving lives. Each month, we drive over 4,000 miles delivering food to hungry orphans and vulnerable children through our network of 30 church partners in Eswatini. We feed over 3,000 children each week and provide nearly 20,000 hard-boiled eggs each week.

HFA's fifth Emseni Children's Home is being built now – over just the last two years, nearly 80 children have been rescued and brought to Project Canaan. At this rate, there will be nearly 270 children by the end of 2020. They will live at Project Canaan until they've reached adulthood – receiving a quality education and excellent medical care through the El Rofi Clinic which provides primary care to all of the children living there. It provides education, testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, family planning and other routine care for employees and families.
Utilizing greenhouse crop production and aquaponics, Project Canaan is once again growing crops to feed its children and employees year-round. In aquaponics, a fraction of the water needed for traditional agriculture is used while producing crops seven times a year as opposed to three times a year.

Financials

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Operations

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HEART FOR AFRICA INC

Board of directors
as of 07/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mark McGee


Board co-chair

Chris Winkle

Ian Maxwell

Heart for Africa Inc

Janine Maxwell

Heart for Africa Inc

Nate Ferguson

The Village Christian Church

Mark McGee

Mark McGee, DDS PC

Alan Hill

J.A. Hillgroupo, LLC

Robert Holmes

Ted Watson

Kristen Johns

Jill Wood-Wolff

Lindsey Morison

Carol Hickman

Chris Winkle

Esther Ndichu

UPS

Morgan McClure

Sandra Green

Kristi Morrill

Tim Lambert

EFC

David Bryant

Heart for Africa

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/1/2022

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Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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