Dear One Heart Africa Family,
We have an exciting and important update! As of the end of this year, we are preparing to close the chapter on the One Heart Africa 501(c)(3) in order to better serve our communities in Siteki, Eswatini and Licilo, Mozambique. We will begin operating in the new year as a new 501(c)(3), under the name: Sharing Hope Foundation.
For many years, One Heart Africa served as a parent organization to an African-initiated not-for-profit organization called Sharing Hope, registered in the Kingdom of Eswatini, operating both in Eswatini and Mozambique. The director of Sharing Hope, Mr. Joseph Bhila, is a native Mozambican who has lived in Eswatini for the past 30 years; his mission has been and is to educate, equip, and empower individuals in Southern Africa.
While our name might be changing, our mission and initiatives will remain the same; educate, equip and empower. Our values are still to improve the quality of life for those afflicted by cycles of social and economic hardship. Since its inception, Sharing Hope, formerly One Heart Africa, has helped over 1,000 individuals receive access to clean water and other crucial resources – thanks to you! With your help, we opened Sharing Hope Preschool, which provides education and support to over a hundred students annually. With your help, we built Sharing Hope Farm, which provides food and income to staff and families in the Lubombo Valley communities. And with your help, we will continue to serve and collaborate with communities in Southern Africa, providing short-term relief in order to effect long-term and self-sustaining change.
Additionally, we are continuing to explore growth opportunities, starting with the new Sharing Hope Clinic in Licilo, Mozambique. We are very excited for the opportunity to explore new ways to help the people of Licilo get access to affordable and accessible health care.
In the next few weeks, you will see a newly-revamped website at sharinghopefoundation.org for the US based Sharing Hope Foundation (formerly One Heart Africa), that includes all of the information about Joseph Bhila’s organization based in Southern Africa. During this transition, we will be accepting donations via: https://gf.me/u/zav9pj
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at our new email address: info@SharingHopeFoundation.org.
Please join us in sharing hope this holiday season and beyond as we look toward an exciting and prosperous future for our organization and the communities we serve.
— The Sharing Hope Foundation Team