Children's home follows long term earthquake impact

village after earthquake

Heart for Kids operates in two of the world’s three most disaster-affected countries: India and Indonesia. On one of the larger Indonesian islands, we partner with a local couple who lead a small home for 17 children. These children have a really tough life.

Indonesia has faced numerous natural disasters due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and its intersection with three major tectonic plates. This susceptibility makes the country prone to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, droughts, and forest fires. With around 1500 natural disasters annually, Indonesia ranks among the highest globally in terms of natural disaster frequency.

The repercussions on children are profound, affecting them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

In 2005, an earthquake claimed over 1300 lives in Nias, leaving a devastating and lasting impact on the region. The social and economic consequences persist, having a lasting impact on families to this day.

We have partnered with a small home catering to 17 children from families still grappling with the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake. These families remain unable to recover, struggling to provide care and education for children who have lost parents.

While their living conditions are basic, the home offers a safe haven. Unfortunately, they haven’t had a consistent supply of food, or funds to educate the children, or ensure their overall well-being. Heart for Kids steps in to provide these essentials—food, education, spiritual and emotional support.

The sponsor button will take you to a page where you can see all our children, including those from Indonesia, who need sponsors. 

You can make a significant difference by sponsoring a child in this home today.

Sumatra children
home chicken coup

Urban village children

children receiving education

These non-live-in children’s programs help meet the needs of kids who can’t get an education. They are living in extremely poor circumstances, but they love learning. They come to the rented rooms our program operates in each afternoon and receive some education in safe, loving environments. They learn from people who love to teach.

These programs serve in two villages which have become really run down. But there are many children in the area and more would love to come.

Youth and young adults

House of Hope Indonesia

Living in remote villages makes it difficult to gain an education and with little or no financial foundation they face continual struggles.

These young people perfectly fit the reason we exist. Heart For Kids is founded on the belief that no matter what country or what physical circumstances they are in, children deserve to know that they are loved and special to Jesus and other people; and to have the opportunity to grow to be the person they were created to be.

These young people need opportunities to grow into the adults they were created to be. House of Hope is a residential program for youth and young adults. These young people have come from remote outlying areas, such as he eastern Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) to Bali, Indonesia. Here they join the House of Hope. They form a family who provides love and care and a foundation for them to grow and achieve.Some members have come at a young age and with little or no education so they attend school.  They have no money, being from very poor backgrounds. So they begin part-time work. They are mentored and discipled to better prepare for their future. Some are receiving leadership training and serving other youth programs to gain experience.
House of Hope Indonesia

In the future, we hope to bring helpers who are skilled and gifted in areas where our young people have shown passion. Some have a heart for music, some for IT, others for leadership. We teach short courses to equip these young adults to better themselves and serve others.

We are not running a child sponsorship for the young people in House of Hope or the village programs in Indonesia but would greatly value your gifts or donations to help complete and maintain this valuable project. Would you help provide for these young people’s discipleship and future?

Community programs

When COVID-19 hit Indonesia and especially Bali where we serve, the community was devastated. Tourism stopped straight away and the economy plummeted. This resulted in mass unemployment.

Since then we have been helping by giving people COVID Food Parcels, baby care and health packs. 

We need people to support this essential and urgent program. Please help with COVID care.

Children receiving COVID food packs

We need your support for the children’s programs in Indonesia. Local co-workers are doing amazing work and lives are being saved and turned around for the future. But we can’t do it alone. ​

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