A Scandinavian Charity for Children, active in 22 countries, the Star of Hope and local partners support about 50 thousand children and their families as part of our projects. Countries faced with unique difficulties, such as Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Ghana and China, also receive constant help from us. In Colombia, Romania and Bielo-Russia, children with special needs are regaining their human rights and, thus, enjoying a much better quality of life through the assistance of the Star of Hope. In Argentina, we are primarily focused on helping native Indians, in the providence of Chaco. Working worldwide, either through permanent projects or helping in natural disasters or catastrophes, the Star of Hope is changing the lives of millions of children and their families. On a very sunny and hot day in 1969, at a very poor area in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, the Swedish missionary Erick Gunnar Eriksson, founder of the Star of Hope, came to know a nearly homeless boy named Paulo. His father had died, and his mother was now alone with the baby. They faced serious financial problems. Their home had no electricity, no sewer, and no running water. The mother could not continue taking care of him anymore. Missionary Erick was shocked with this scenario. When he returned to his native Sweden, he started a campaign to raise funds to help that poor and needy region he had visited in Brazil. That was the beginning of a great cause, in the city of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Internationally known since then as Star of Hope, with its World Headquarters in Sweden, its mission is geared to children from needy homes providing day care, pre-school, and day-schools, nutrition, medical assistance, and rehabilitation programs.
To have this mission accomplished, the Star of Hope established its programs on very basic key values:
Christian: Life with high biblical ethics and morality combined, which are fundamental to promote and maintain essential individual and collective attitudes which characterise a healthy society.
Equal Opportunity: Proper knowledge and information are the essential ingredients for a better quality of life and health of individuals in the communities where each deserves the same treatment.
Humanitarian Principles: The development of justice, personal dignity, solidarity and respect are fundamental to exercise power to change the local society and surrounding areas.
Knowledge: This is the most important tool in the development of our projects.
A Scandinavian Charity for Children, active in 22 countries, the Star of Hope and local partners support about 50 thousand children and their families as part of our projects. Countries faced with unique difficulties, such as Haiti, Iraq…