Our Projects:

Heartwood Homestead – Liberia, West Africa

The Heartwood Homestead will provide the physical and social infrastructure to link Liberian orphan children with adoptive families from around the world. In development on ten acres of beautiful beach-front property, this self-sustaining campus will care for up to 80 orphans, plus staff, volunteers, and families going through the adoption process. Learn more about this exciting project and how you can help!

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Heartwood Orphan Home – Liberia, West Africa

In October of 2008, Africa Heartwood Project established the Refugee Orphan Home at Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana, Africa. In 2012 the Home children and staff members were repatriated to Liberia, and in 2013 the Heartwood Halfway House was created for young adult orphans to prepare for independent living. Since 2008 over 40 orphan children and youth have been provided for full time under our care. Most recently we have taken in 9 Ebola orphans from a rural community devastated by the disease. Learn more about the project and how you can help!

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Village Clean Water Projects – Ghana & Liberia, West Africa

Unclean water is the number one killer of children in the world. We’re saving and improving lives in rural villages in Ghana and Liberia by installing hand dug wells and bore holes with hand pumps, which provide clean, reliable, convenient, free water year-round. Each water project also includes hygiene and sanitation training and community development support.

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Livelihoods for Cultural Artisans

We’re working with dozens of cultural artisans in five West African countries to ensure sustainability of their livelihoods through training, micro-credit, and access to international fair-trade markets. This social entrepreneurship provides the financial means for Africa Heartwood Project to operate with all-volunteer support and no overhead. Together with drummers, teachers, distributors, retailers, and donors worldwide, we are all Fighting Poverty One Drum at a Time!

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Vocational Training for Deaf Students – Ghana, West Africa

Deaf children in Ghana are often denied their right to education and opportunities for work and training, despite their great ability and desire. A multi-phase plan is being initiated by Africa Heartwood Project and the Unit School for Deaf in Koforidua, Ghana, to help deaf students acquire the skills and capital necessary to eventually provide for their own needs and contribute to the local economy with their craft.

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Seed to Sower

This project supplements the operation and growth of the social enterprise that provides for our administrative and physical infrastructure, and reimburses certain expenses our volunteers incur during their extended service in Africa. Your donations to this project are like an investment of planted seeds that grow into fruit that produce more seeds which enable the sowers – our volunteers – to continue to implement our other charitable projects.

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