Helping kids re-write life stories and turn around futures, one by one

Kids can't reach their potential without education and safe water

We’re a Christian organisation helping kids in three countries to rewrite life stories. We have been doing this since 2003. We’re a medium-sized organisation taking a very hands-on approach. We are serving children one, by one, and we’ve seen great results this way.

Heart for Kids began as ChinaHeart, helping orphans and kids living in poverty in China, around 2005. In 2014 we felt led to explore other areas. It was important that we only serve where we felt called. Rather than opening new operations we partnered with local reputable organisations and in 2016 we began serving in India and Indonesia.

The work in each of these countries is slightly different, while still being at the heart of who we are. The founder of ChinaHeart, David, personally believes that no matter what country or what physical circumstances they are in, children deserve to know that they are loved and special. Not only to people around them but also to Jesus. They should have the opportunity to grow to be the person they were created to be.

Research has proven that sanitation, like safe clean water, and education make huge differences for a person. These are the two main areas we serve in, helping children stay in school or even attend a child centre when no schools are available. And installing safe water bores in villages.

We are not an adoption agency but we have had over 45 children from Doves Wings, our foster home in China, adopted to various countries including inside China. We have also led nearly 60 short term volunteer teams serving in orphanages and various programs.

In 2021 we provided safe water to nearly 15,000 people, gave away 6000+ free COVID19 food parcels, trained 20 women to open their own small tailoring business in urban slums in India and provided education opportunities for 220 children.

Child sponsorship works

One way Heart for Kids is serving children is enabling them to stay in school and receive the best education available in their area. The estimated number of orphans in China is between 9 & 15 million and for many education is a real struggle. It’s not just about humanitarian aid for the sake of doing a nice thing. Our child care & support programs help bring change for some of these abandoned & orphaned children. It can even save a life.

Dear Auntie & Uncle...thank you for the gift you gave to me. You help me go to school. I don't know how to thank you. There are 2 people in my family, my auntie and I. My father left us this 1 story house and my mother passed away when I was 7 days old. My father died when I was about 6 or 7 years old. My grandma passed away when I was 9. Thank you for your help and concern that let us live like other people".
ChinaHeart children
A Heart for Kids child
Heart for Kids needing sponsorship in India

Children are battling many issues

What we understand of children’s lives in our country is probably extremely different to the countries we’re serving in. Children are growing up having been abandoned or left with elderly relatives when parents move thousands of kilometers away. 

They may not have access to schools because of poverty or sometimes even because their education standard is too low.

Fathers may spend their wages on alcohol pr drugs and leave the family in complete poverty.

These are the circumstances of the children we’re serving.

What we believe

Heart for Kids believes that our faith unites us with others and leads us to reach out to children in need. We believe called to help the orphaned and marginalized as spoken of in James 1:27. Where possible we serve with other organisations with kindred spirits.

Heart for Kids is not affiliated with any denomination. We’re an inter-church evangelical Christian ministry who believe in the following:

  • God reveals Himself to us through Himself and through the Holy Bible. 
  • Jesus exemplified God’s Kingdom and we strive to follow His example. 
  • God desires for all people to be in relationship with Him. 
  • Jesus died and rose again to life.  
  • The Holy Spirit enables us to do good works.  
  • The global Christian Church is designed to work together in unity to complete the work to which we have been called.  
  • Prayer is a key part of the work we do.  

You might also be interested in the more detailed outline of our guiding principles which can be found here

Safe water bores are currently being installed in 1 village per month.

That keeps between 1300 and 2000 children and family members safe.

We would love to do more.

Old unsafe water pumps

New safe water bores

old village water pump - unsafe
girl in front of safe water tap
Girl in Indonesia project

It's not too late. Help children have safe water and safe places to learn this Christmas - new year

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Indian children with safe water