Our work in Liberia began in 2013 but HVK Children’s Foundation was registered as a non-profit in Massachusetts in 2016, and obtained its 501(c)(3) in 2018. HVK Children’s Foundation is dedicated to the principles of public health and sustainable human development as our guiding pillars.
We strongly believe that social determinants factors such as where people live, their education status, income, housing, their age and gender, the built environment, and what services are available to them impacts their overall economical, mental and physical well-being.
Thus, we exists to meet the challenging needs of women, children, and families through the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child and Coordinated School Health Model in sub-Saharan Africa, Liberia. Our individual to community-level services educate, prevent diseases, feeds, clothes, stimulates behavior change, builds capacity and enable Liberians to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.1 Peter 4:10
We envision every woman, child, and family living healthier lifestyles, breaking the cycle of generational poverty, and becoming the solution to address disparities that influence the longevity of their health outcomes.
The value of serving those we serve are central to our work. We believe in doing no harm, treating everyone with love, respect, hospitality, kindness and with dignity regardless of race, religious and political affiliations, gender, tribal and cultural sect. We also believe that we are the hands and feet of Jesus, with strong responsibility to preserve and promote the gifts of humanity.