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

Kids' Potential Hindered Without Education and Safe Water!

We are a Christian organization transforming children’s lives in three countries since 2003. As a medium-sized, hands-on organization, we serve children individually and have seen remarkable results.

Heart for Kids began as ChinaHeart in 2005, aiding orphans and impoverished children in China. In 2014, we felt called to expand. By partnering with local organizations, we started serving in India and Indonesia in 2016.

Our mission is rooted in the belief that every child deserves to feel loved and special, not just by those around them but by Jesus. We focus on providing clean water and education, as these are critical for a child’s development. We help children stay in school or attend child centers where no schools exist and install safe water bores in villages.

Although we are not an adoption agency, over 45 children from Dove’s Wings, our foster home in China, have been adopted into various countries. We’ve led nearly 60 short-term volunteer teams serving in orphanages and other programs.

  • 2021 – provided safe water to nearly 15,000 people

  • 2023 this grew to over 40,000 people.

  • Distributed over 8,000 COVID-19 food parcels.

  • Each year we equip 20 women to begin small tailoring businesses in Indian urban slums

  • Proving education opportunities to over 220 children.

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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
girl from 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.

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