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Wherever possible we provide blankets, winter jackets, a change of clothing, shoes, hygiene products, solar lights, medical care for emergencies, and intervention to protect a child from harm. We collect donations and various items from individuals and companies to address these needs of our children.


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We fund orphans and vulnerable children to go to school for a year. Some children go to government schools, and those who are older we tutor so that they can return to school or enter school for the first time. We provide counseling to more than 60% of our children because of trauma they’ve experienced. We teach life skills and leadership skills.


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We feed more than 200 children one meal a day, five days a week. We also provide a vitamin drink to give them energy. For most of these kids, this will be their only meal. In Namibia, one out of three children is malnourished. The children at our Centre have access to clean water to drink and wash with while at our Centre, and they have toilet facilities they can use.


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Our book features the stories of many children and women who rely on Family of Hope for support. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of the digital book goes to helping the kids in any of the areas where we have shortfalls. This could include buying food, shoes, solar lights, counseling and more.  Buy as a gift for your friends and family. 

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Did You Know This About Namibian Children?

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Children With HIV

It is estimated that 23,000 children in Namibia are HIV positive. UNAIDS


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Adolescents Orphaned

30% of 10 to 14 year old adolescents are orphaned.  DEPT. EDUCATION NAMIBIA


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Children Orphaned

20% of children ages 5 to 9 are orphaned. DEPT. EDUCATION NAMIBIA


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Lacking Basics

Only 1 in 5 children owns a blanket, pair of shoes, and a second set of clothes.UNICEF


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Vitamin A Deficiency

1 in 4 Namibian children lacks vitamin A making them prone to many childhood diseases.UNICEF


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1 in 3 Namibian children suffers from malnutrition and stunted growth.UNICEF […]

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Iodine Deficiency

1 in 4 suffers from an iodine deficiency.  This creates a reduced capacity to learn.UNICEF


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1 in 3 Namibian children grows up in poverty. 1 in 4 live in severe poverty.NSA



One in four households in Namibia lives in poverty. Thousands of children are orphaned and vulnerable.

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Katutura is a former apartheid township on the outskirts of the City of Windhoek.

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Foibe Silvanus – Challenging Herself Up The Mountain

This story was first published in Walk a Mile in My Shoes in 2011.  Since then Foibe has almost finished her classes for her Community Development degree.  She continues to be one of the key […]


United Nations Development Programme donates Blankets and Food

On the 18 July, on Mandela Day, the United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP )  donated blankets and food to Family of Hope Services to our families with the greatest needs.  We are deeply grateful.

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Matitis Safaris Helps Out Again

A huge THANK YOU  to Matiti Safaris for the fantastic day at the Family of Hope Services Centre in Katutura.  Matiti Safaris Cc treated more than 650 of us, along with 150 caregivers […]

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Huis Maerua Children’s Home Donates Toys to Our Toy Library

A local charity in Windhoek, Huis Maerua Children’s Home, has donated surplus toys received from their donors to support our Katutura toy library.  Our toy library has been in operation for two years now and […]

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Do You Know Who Helps Keep Us Safe in Our Community?

During the holiday season our anxiety about security increases because it is known that the criminals are more active at this time of year.  Although, having said that, most of us have to be cautious at […]

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Who is Protecting Children in Katutura, Namibia?

Many children and youth in Namibia have parents and their families to nurture and protect them.  But, when a child is vulnerable or orphaned, they often experience a far more challenging […]

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Running Water and Flush Toilets! Thank You BVBA Tuybens!

Could you feed and care for more than 260 children every day without running water and flush toilets?  Believe it or not we have managed to work without these simple necessities for more than a […]

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Can Child’s Play Change a Life?

Most children grow up with toys, including cuddly animals and rattles of various types, and they progress to more complex toys that challenge their motor skills and imagination.  But what if you live in poverty […]

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Matiti Safaris Feeds and Entertains More Than 500 Children in Katutura

The staff and family at Matiti Safaris worked incredibly hard to ensure more than 500 children from Havana and Hakahana in Katutura were treated to an unforgettable experience to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Day […]

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Did You Know You Need a Ministerial Signature to Get Married Before You’re 18 in Namibia?

Not only do you need the signature from the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration to get married if you are under 18 years of age, but if you are between the ages of 18 and 21 […]

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Finland is a Good Development Friend

Did you know that Finland has been present in Namibia since the 1870s?  The first Finns to arrive here were Lutheran missionaries from the Finnish Missionary Society who were assigned their first venture outside of […]

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Our Special Guests From France

We love visitors.  It gives our cultural group the chance to show off their dancing skills, and it enables us to teach people about the living situations of so many children in Katutura.  So, when […]

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