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Help One Now is a catalytic tribe committed to caring for orphans and vulnerable children by resourcing high-capacity local leaders in order to transform communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty.
About the Tribe: Help One Now is a collective group of churches, businesses, communities and individuals from around the world. These people are dedicated to using their gifts, talents and resources to help end extreme poverty, care for orphans, rescue slaves and see communities transformed by serving our international partners through Help One Now. They sponsor kids, host garage sales, donate funds, take trips, advocate on our behalf, and much more.OUR COMMITMENT
Help One Now is committed to rescuing orphans who have been abandoned.
Help One Now is committed to prevent slavery and freeing those who are enslaved.
Help One Now is committed to caring for vulnerable children, so they won't become orphaned.
Help One Now works to empower local leaders (Haitian & African) through friendship and partnership. We work with leaders who are already doing the work in their communities. In other words, they're not waiting for us to begin – they already have the passion and desire to see their communities transformed. We walk alongside them, encourage them, equip them, pray for them and serve them. These leaders are friends and partners in the fight against extreme poverty. They are our greatest resource, and without them nothing will change.Through our various pathways such as child sponsorships, Garage Sales for Orphans, Do It Yourself Campaigns, church partnerships and private donors, we also help provide resources for these leaders.
Resources create momentum and sustainable, long-term community transformation. When our leaders have economic capital to move forward, it alleviates the stress and pressure of the daily needs that tend to weigh them down individually. When they have resources available, they can focus on the big picture of the long-term needs of their communities.
We serve in some of the poorest communities in the world where people live on less than $2 US per day. When we partner with local leaders and leverage economic and human capital, we do this with a long-term outlook in mind.
The project must be sustainable, empower locals, and be holistic. And it must be done with dignity. What do we mean by holistic? Well, we're glad you asked.
Overall, these communities are not projects – they are people. We care for them deeply, and we want them to understand how much we love and respect them. It's an honor to serve alongside these leaders and to see the redemptive work of the gospel being lived out when the global church partners together.
Breaking the cycle of extreme poverty simply means that we have to start with something, usually with aid. As the project progresses, we want it to be led, sustained and run long-term by the local communities in the countries where we serve.
Of course we understand that extreme poverty is complex, with new issues that will always arise such as war, natural disasters and government instability. It would be foolish for us to assume that one day every situation will be 100% ideal.
We strive for every person to have food, clean water, proper shelter, education, access to healthcare and some sort of economic opportunity so that they can provide for their families and serve their communities with joy, hope and dignity. If we can do this, then we know that we have done something beautiful. Together – through friendship, partnership, hard work and sacrifice – we will be able to walk through these communities and see children attending school, clean water flowing through pipes and wells, parents going to work and providing for their own families, churches filled with people who care for each other and their communities, including vulnerable kids and orphans.
The world will never be perfect, but it can be better. And each day we are committed to living out that hope.