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Who We Are

As a charitable nonprofit organization FOH is founded on non-discriminatory principles that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion that make us a beautiful example of how people who may appear so different can work together and change their communities for the better. As humanitarians gathering efforts to thrive and change the lives of the most vulnerable in Sub- Sahara Africa, with a special focus on marginalized women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Malawi. FOH is a community rooted development and humanitarian organization, with a broad and deep understanding of the challenges that the communities we serve must overcome and how best to do it. With local knowledge and in partnership with our communities, we remove barriers and restore the abundance of our people’s potentials. With our dedicated team and partners, who live and work with and for our communities, we listen to the priorities of the people and together design adapted programs that lead to sustainable transformation. We are driven by a deep love for our communities. We are there before others come, and we remain after they leave, this is the definition of continuity and sustainability. We believe in change; we trust the process and we believe to see our communities thrive. We are the Fountain of Hope for Africa. We are the ones.

Our Mission

To craft adapted and long-lasting solutions for the most vulnerable via Education, Empowerment, and advocacy.

We made helping others, changing their lives our reason of living. We believe that watching the way people are suffering and keep complaining will worsen the situation, but standing up, doing what you are able to do, saves lives. Our Founder and Executive Director has a deep and broad understanding of the community problems we are resolving. Marcel lived in Dzaleka refugee camp Malawi for 11 years after fleeing insecurity from the Eastern of DRC his home country. Being a refugee, he knows well what it means. In DRC Marcel knows well how better life before the conflicts; this gives us have and clear understanding of the context of the current humanitarian crisis but also the ability to conceive adapted and long-lasting solutions. We do this work because of having experienced the same life in the same communities but also, we are passionate about it, brief, serving with compassion is our passion. Being part of these communities, their challenges are our challenges, we are conscious that if we do not do anything no one will do it.

Our Vision

Equal access to resources and opportunities.

Disparities in access to resources and opportunities is a complex issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. This region faces various challenges, including historical inequalities, economic disparities, and social inequalities in several ways such economic, gender, education, disability and more. Addressing these issues requires a multifaceted approach, including advocacy for policy changes, capacity building, improved infrastructure, social awareness, and efforts to promote equity, inclusivity, and diversity. In collaboration with various partners, local governments, and communities play crucial roles in combating discrimination and promoting equal access to resources and opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Values

We build all our services on values that protect and value those we serve and every human. Our values are:
• Hope
• Dignity
• Diversity
• Integrity
• Compassion
• Excellence
• Impartiality

__ Our Services __

Our current intervention has its greater attention on Education, Economic empowerment and livelihood, Food Security, and water and Sanitation (Wash).

Education

Since 2015 we are running a school that provides access to primary school to over 1000 forcibly displaced children (refugee and asylum seekers) at Dzaleka refugee camp Malawi. Every year we have 40 students’ refugees and Malawians under our Secondary School Sponsorship program, 90% are girls.

Economic Empowerment and Poverty alleviation

Our Economic Empowerment and poverty alleviation program aims to build a strong and long-lasting self-reliance among individuals, families, and communities. We provide business literacy to women and youth, access to capital, mentorship, and coaching; 93% of the beneficiaries supported during the last 5 years were able to sustain and grow they business, and 78% were able to employ at least one more person from their communities. I addition to this we provide vocational skills to women to boost entrepreneurship and maximize the utilization of their potentials for their economic independence. For COVID-19 response 1002 vulnerable households benefited from our unconditional social cash transfer that allowed them to overcome the socio-economic effects of the global pandemic.

Water and Sanitation

Due to the water crisis and the congestion of Dzaleka refugee camp in MALAWI, we supply potable water to over 1000 refugee households and 9 community schools in the camp daily on daily basis since 2020. In the Eastern of the Democratic Republic of Congo we are actively engaged in easing the access to clean water and sanitation facilities in rural areas of the Eastern part of the country, with special focus on highrisk public facilities like schools, health centers and markets. According to UNICEF over 30 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have no access to clean water and nearly 30% do not have access to sanitation facilities.

Food security

Using ecology friendly methodologies, we are supporting smallholder farmers with agriculture technics through training, mentoring, and coaching, and help them access agriculture inputs. these efforts are revitalizing farmland, improving food security, rural livelihood, and economic recovery. We mobilized the communities in cooperatives and give them access hybrid seeds and trained them in organic fertilizer production. This program is extended to a food relief Aid for in need communities that are vulnerable to food insecurity, due to armed conflicts, climate and or economic shocks. FOH intention is to support other families that are food insecure, especially during the lean months where the cost of food and the scarcity of food increases significantly.

Tulia project

The Tulia project is a Mental Health program that is implanted through the incorporation of a mental therapy, medical referrals, and socio-economic reinsertion. The project serves the increasing number of survivors of armed conflicts. This process of mental health includes medical support supplements to cover the cost of associated medical needs. We also see beneficiaries progressing from counselling to other elements of our programs such as reintegration into school or access to our economic empowerment program to start small businesses etc.

Our celebration is Success Based!__

Why work with us

Our approach human centered. Fountain Of Hope develops solutions with the only purpose of transforming the lives of those in need to better. Our approach brings all individuals, communities, partners and all other stakeholders to the main goal of contributing to change as many lives as with sustainable and adapted solutions. Every support we get goes directly to those we serve and makes a great impact.

Funding
60%
Donations
90%
Volunteers
60%

Goal Driven Team

We build a qualified team that delivers the right services to those we serve. We celebrate the positive changes made on others lives The assessment of each team member is result based, which mean his/her best contribution to the improvement of the lives of underserved communities.

Girls Empowerment

By providing live stock raising skills and loans, we create opportunities for girls as part of gender equality by supporting them to become self-reliant and build a bright future. In many Sub-Saharan countries girls are access to opportunities are very restricted where there are believes like domestic animal should belong to men only

Women Financial independence

To contribute to the socio-economic development we provide Business and Entrepreneurship literacy, and capital to lower income communities as a ticket for them to use their capacity to become self-reliant.