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Heartwood Homestead

The Heartwood Homestead in Liberia will be the new location for the Heartwood Orphan Home (est. 2008), the Heartwood Beach Retreat, and the Heartwood Cultural Arts Center. This off-grid, self-sustainable, income-generating community is currently in development and in need of your support.

Read More | Since Oct 2012

Fighting Poverty One Drum at a Time

Africa Heartwood Project and Djembe Direct are working with African drum carvers to sustain their livlihoods by providing training, micro-credit, and markets for hand crafted djembes and other drums. The Salt Lake Tribune did a story on this partnership - check out their video! Click here to learn more about how drums are making a difference!


Read More | Since April 2001

Heartwood Orphan Home

In October of 2008, Africa Heartwood Project successfully established our Refugee Orphan Home at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana, Africa. In May 2012 we kicked off the relocation effort to move the Home and all children and staff to their homeland, Liberia. In January 2013 the new Home was officially re-opened in Zuannah Town, Liberia. Click here to learn more about the project and how you can help!

Refugee Orphan Home Sponsorship Program - Created Oct 2009

Read More | Since October, 2008

Village Water Projects

Alantaso Success
Since October 2008 Africa Heartwood Project has planned and completed clean water projects in mulitple communities in Ghana and Liberia. Each bore hole and hand pump provide clean water year-round, improving health, productivity, and educational opportunities for community members. We are currently raising funds for additional villages, including Fawomanye, Kukwaado, and Ankyease. Are you passionate about providing clean water? Click here to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Read More | Since October, 2008


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Africa Heartwood Project would like to thank Google and the Google Grant Program for its donation of over $150,000 in services.  We are grateful for this substantial donation and the continued support from the Google Non-Profit Program!

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Ebola and AHP in Liberia
Posted on 8.1.14
The Ebola virus is contracted by direct contact with an infected person. Our staff and children are taking precautions to remain healthy during this outbreak. Learn more from the CDC.

3 Orphans Graduate
Posted on 7.11.14
Diana, Prince, and Arikton are the first high school graduates from the Orphan Home. Congrats students, volunteers, and donors! Photos here.

Solstice Circle in Ogden
Posted on 6.11.14
Deja Mitchell and friends will circle the drums again in Ogden in support of the Heartwood Homestead. Join us! Summer Solstice, June 21, 2014.

5 More Villages Get Water
Posted on 6.2.14
Nyamah, Bombor, Kalimu, TahnTown, and Beablah villages received water this dry season. Hundreds of Liberians are healthier because of Plant Therapy.

QueerSpirit's Latest Well
Posted on 5.28.14
Queer Spirit Water Project was wrapped up May 28, 2014, with the hand dug well installation in Norbor, Liberia. See photos here.

ABC4 News Story Live
Posted on 2.4.14
4 News Utah invited Andy Jones to interview on live news about the Heartwood Homestead and the Project 13 campaign. Watch it here.

New Videos & Photos from Liberia Posted
Posted on 1.27.14
Amazing new photos and videos of our projects in Liberia are online at our Youtube channel and PicasaWeb albums.

Sanitation Station Begun
Posted on 1.26.14
The Heartwood Homestead's first Sanitation Station is being built. Learn about our fully sustainable off-grid waste and grey water management model here.

PlantTherapy for Water
Posted on 1.26.14
Chris Jones, owner of PlantTherapy.com visits the Village Water Projects his company is sponsoring. New videos and photos posted here.

Growing Food for Orphans
Posted on 1.26.14
The Sustainable Food Program at the Heartwood Orphan Home is bearing fruit with cassava, fish, greens, pineapple, and palm production.

Gramma Jones in Liberia
Posted on 12.25.13
Jan Jones was the first donor to support the Orphan Home in 2008. Now she's living there! See videos, photos, and learn how she is making a difference.

Project 13 Campaign Launched Christmas Eve
Posted on 12.24.13
1,300 everyday humanitarians giving $13.13 for 13 months to complete the Heartwood Orphan Homestead. Make a pledge today!

Drum Store Goes Live
Posted on 11.29.13
Browse authentic instruments made by our cultural artisans network under percussion brand name Africa Heartwood Project.

College Students for Clean Water
Posted on 10.10.13
The Adom Village Water Project was started by a Ghanaian student who wants to give the gift of clean water. Learn more here.

Hygiene Facility Started
Posted on 10.21.13
Ground was broken on Oct 25, 2013 for the first Hygiene Facility at the Heartwood Homestead in Liberia.

7 Water Projects Started
Posted on 7-21-13
Plant Therapy and QueerSpirit will sponsor seven water projects in Liberian villages this season.

AHP + UOF = H2O
Posted on 7.12.13
Universal Outreach Foundation partners with AHP to implement Village Water Projects in Liberia starting in Oct 2013.

Jana and Heather in Liberia
Posted on 7-1-13
Jana Capps and Heather Peck have joined our team as international volunteers in Liberia. Follow them as they make a difference at the Orphan Home and the Heartwood Homestead!

2 New Bore Holes!
Posted on 6-11-13
The villages of Fawomanye and Ankyease are now drinking clean water, thanks to two Utah communities! Check out new videos and photos from GoodBird and QueerSpirit Water Projects.

Homestead Open House
Posted on 6-7-13
The first two residences have been completed at the Heartwood Orphan Homestead in Liberia, thanks to the Budge's hard work. Check out the latest photos. Sponsor a building today!

Student Banquet Success
Posted on 4-13-13
JMCHS students raised funds to install a water system at the Heartwood Homestead in Liberia. Check out their inspiring work!

Welcome to Liberia!
Posted on 1-21-13
The Heartwood Orphan Home is now officially open in Zuannah Town, Liberia, with 12 children and youth repatriated from our facility at Buduburam. The Move to Liberia is almost complete!

Drum Ensemble Live!
Posted on 8-17-12
The Africa Heartwood Drum & Dance Ensemble is engaged in spreading multi-culture entertainment and education in Utah. Learn about the Ensemble, and consider booking for your next event!

Fox13 Story on AHP
Posted on 2-19-12
Uniquely Utah did a segment on Africa Heartwood Project. Watch it at this link. Thanks, Todd Tanner and Fox13 News!

Shop to Donate
Posted on 12.2.11
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Volunteer Inquiry Form
Posted on 11.16.11
We need your help! Fill out our new Volunteer Inquiry Form to allow us to customize a volunteership that's right for you.