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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.

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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. The Heartwood Launchpad was opened in August 2013 for orphans age 18 and up. 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 Village Water Projects in Liberia for installation in early 2015. 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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AHP's Front Page Story
Posted on 11.11.14
The Salt Lake Tribune did a cover story about our origins, and work in West Africa. Read the story, and see photos & video interview online.

Change the World Launch
Posted on 11.10.14
Children are donating funds for Village Water Projects in Liberia by collecting spare change. Learn about our Change the World campaign.

Dancers Help Orphans
Posted on 9.17.14
Student dancers at Creative Arts Academy in Utah host a benefit to help build the Heartwood Homestead. Join the African cultural celebration Nov. 15, 2014.

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.

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.

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.