Somehow the years have passed, and I am now celebrating 4 years of working as Project Manager for 200 Orphanages Worldwide. I am sure many of us feel that over the past 2 years with Covid changing the world, time feels odd and the years somewhat blur together. But when the world changes, we must adapt and that is just … Read More
Helping Orphans. It Takes a Village
By Purnima Iyer, 200 Worldwide perfectly exemplified its core mission to spread sustainable solace recently. A long-awaited clean water well finally started making deep – like really, manna-from-below deep – and immediate impact on the lives of the children at St. Teresa Orphans Foundation (STOF) in Songea Tanzania. On the outskirts of town, the well started pumping buckets and buckets … Read More
2 Years in Review
Two years ago I joined the team at 200 Orphanages Worldwide. When I accepted the opportunity I knew that this would be a unique chance to do something meaningful. The first year was a time of growth and learning. Getting to know founder, Jan Hanson, from approximately 2,981 miles away and learning how to support her in the best way … Read More
Raising Awareness for Orphans – How You Can Help!
Written by Jan Hanson + Angela McDermott Raising Awareness for Orphans – How You Can Help! Let me tell you a story. A little girl in India lives in Ashirvad. She came down with Typhoid Fever and was very ill. Her caretakers feared the other kids might be exposed. Fortunately for them she was able to be quarantined during her … Read More
A Look Back at My First Year With 200 Orphanages Worldwide
On June 1st of 2018, I said YES to a dream job of joining the team at 200 Orphanages as the new Project Manager. As I have now passed my 1 year anniversary, I took some time to reflect on my top 5 favorite moments that have made this one of the most fulfilling years so far! 5) Getting to … Read More
What One Person Can Do
By Linda Hanson This story started approximately 9 years ago. I was asked to join some work gals and take a Mosaic class in Northeast Minneapolis, little did I know almost a decade later how that action would one day turn into something that would reach across the ocean to Africa. Two years ago when I was asked to go … Read More
Meet Angela McDermott, Project Manager!
I was only 14 years old the first time I traveled to a “third-world” country or more appropriately known as a “developing” country. I flew to Dominican Republic with a church youth group for a 2 week trip to help build the second level for a local orphanage. That trip changed my life forever. I had never worked so hard, … Read More
Meeting the Kids and Staff at NPH Mexico
Meet the Pequinias at NPH Mexico Jan Hanson, Exec. Director/Founder In April 2018, I traveled from Phoenix to Mexico with Belinda Rhodes, Development Director with NPH International Southwest Office. Our partnership with NPH started shortly after 200 Orphanages started in 2008. I met the former director of NPH and immediately felt a kinship with their work raising funds to support … Read More
Loving Tanzania… lizards and all!
My sister in law, Linda Hanson and I ventured out to Tanzania to do a site visit at Mainsprings, JBFC in Mwanza just off Lake Victoria in early November. I like to go to the projects our donors support and give a first-hand report. Here it is! Mainsprings-JBFC- works to give vulnerable girls holistic care, including safety, shelter, medical care … Read More
It’s Fundraising Season!
By Fred Cornforth, CO Founder 200 Orphanages Worldwide It was painful to hear and watch. We were attending a conference where the meals averaged $25 for breakfast, $35 for lunch and $55 for dinner. “I could feed 40 girls for almost 5 days with what I just paid for lunch.” My fellow attendee friend has been traveling to India for … Read More