Six years ago, HFLM began as an impromptu picnic of hot dog buns and bottled water with 11 hungry, street children. Today, HFLM operates from a beautiful facility built by the Hovde Foundation and is recognized as a local non-profit by the Rwandan Government. We have grown in stability and impact and currently serve over 100 people in our community.

In our sixth year of operation, we challenged ourselves to think big and set goals to ensure our organization will exist well into the future and bring long-term transformation to each of our children. We focused on organizational health, strengthening internal operations, and pursuing sustainability. We’re excited to celebrate our highlights with you!

The original boys on the streets in 2008
HFLM all grown up in 2014
Organizational Highlights from our Sixth Year:
  • Leadership transition from American to Rwandan Directors
  • Staff development and training, adding five Rwandan employees
  • Completed a four year process to receive our non-profit registration from the Rwandan Government
  • Held three successful fundraisers, more than doubling our donor base
  • Gained 20 new long-term child sponsors
  • Accepted nine new children into our program
  • Relocated a single mother of one of our boys, allowing her to escape prostitution and find alternative work
We had tremendous support this past year that led to these accomplishments. Thank you for believing in the vision God put on our hearts and for standing with us in partnership. Together, we have shown that we can make an enormous difference in Rwanda!