Support Our 2023 Programs
Gifts That Transform Lives


Ongoing Giving

Consistency Brings Stability


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Transformation Team

Regular giving funds operations and helps us budget and plan effectively. Would you consider joining the HEED “Transformation Team” by becoming a monthly donor helping us to sustain and grow ministry programs?

HEED Did You Know

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You can give to HEED with every Amazon purchase? Go to AmazonSmile to sign up to support HEED.


Pavers

Create a legacy


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Pave the Way!

A custom paver will be created by our vocational students with your loved one’s name or personal message of up to 20 characters. Your gift will provide employment, create “a courtyard of love” around our magnificent, new multipurpose building pictured below, and provide funds for a community water project. You will receive a photo of the paver once it is created. For orders received by December 10th, we will send a photo of the paver in time to give a unique, personal gift for Christmas.



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Education

Education creates a path out of poverty


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Provide Practical Skills

With each additional year of schooling, a girl will have fewer children, they will be healthier, and her lifetime wages will increase by 10%. Education is key, and we are making space for more students. Soon high school dormitories will be completed freeing up eight classrooms that were serving as temporary boarding space. Our new classrooms and dormitory need furnishing.

Vocational skilling for our high school students and others from the community equips them to live productive lives and earn a living.

HEED Did You Know

Did you know?

God has equipped every individual with gifts, talents, skills, knowledge, and wisdom to transform their lives and communities.


Food Security & Income Generation

Innovation for better futures


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Equip Our Demonstration Farm

Our demonstration farming program allows us to grow crops to decrease school expenses and to demonstrate innovative ways to generate income for our students, vocational program, and community.

This year, we plan to expand our coffee plantation and plant trees throughout the community to create a natural forest for the area to help generate rainfall. We will provide macadamia, cashew, mahogany, and Iroko trees and teach community members how to care for their tree. Our goal is to plant 20,000 trees in a 6 square mile area.

HEED Did You Know

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HEED strategies focus on educating, training, employing, lending, and leveraging additional resources. One-way giving of aid is reserved for instances of crisis.


Health

Good health is a priceless gift


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Give Improved Health

Our community clinic serves our students, staff, and over 6500 people from six villages. In 2022, we added a midwife to our clinic staff so that mothers don’t have to travel 12 miles via motorcycle on a potholed dirt road to deliver their babies. Additional equipment is needed to equip the maternity ward. Community health programs to improve hygiene and prevent malaria are critical to helping the community thrive.

HEED Did You Know

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The family unit is the primary building block of community. HEED strategies support the health and cohesion of family.


Empower Futures

God created us to flourish but barriers like poverty hinder that


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Provide Training

Education empowers futures in people of all ages. In addition to our schools, we have launched a vocational institute, empowerment programs for community members, and plan to begin an adult literacy program for the 45% of the women in the community who need to learn read and write.

Villagers typically cook on a 3-stone open fire. Breathing the smoke is a health hazard. Women spend hours seeking and cutting firewood which is contributing to drought through deforestation. We have developed a program to empower the community to build efficient cook stoves utilizing local materials which will use 90% less firewood. An efficient stove would be life changing for a family!


Spiritual Growth

Every child is created in the image of God, is valuable, and has a purpose


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Build The Kingdom

Our village church is growing and thriving, and their building has been built bit-by-bit. It has finally been completed inside and out except for the final coat of paint which will help preserve the bricks and plaster.

Equip the church to reach out to pastors and hold special events for women, youth and children.

HEED Did You Know

Did you know?

HEED believes that every individual is a child of God, and it is our hope that through our work they would know the love of Jesus.


Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Water brings life


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Supply Water & Hygiene

An adequate year-round water supply for the schools is something we are still working toward. An addition to the water collection system at the high school would increase the school’s water supply by 33%. Water purifiers for each classroom would ensure that harvested water is pure, and additional hand washing stations are needed throughout the campus to ensure that germs are easily washed away.