Welcome to Open Home Foundation International (OHFI).

We are a New Zealand-based organ­i­sa­tion working to protect and empower vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and their fam­i­lies around the world. We believe that every child in the world has the right to belong to a home, family and com­mu­nity where they are safe and loved; to receive a good diet, health care, and edu­ca­tion; and to know that they are loved by God. We work in com­mu­ni­ties of all faiths and none.

Our Work

Ohfi sup­ports some of the world’s most impov­er­ished, vul­ner­a­ble, neglected and abused chil­dren. Here you can find out some of the many ways in which we serve. 


There are many dif­fer­ent ways in which you can support the vital work of OHFI. Find out here how you can partner with us.

Latest News & Events from Ohfi

Hear some news and stories from the people at the heart of Ohfi.


My name is Annie, I am 27 I have two chil­dren, and am the guardian of my three young nieces. Life hasn’t been easy for us since we lost our parents.  I promised my sister I would care for her girls but many days I was ashamed that I could not find enough food for them all. Selling cassava at this…

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Micro Enterprise

Micro Enterprise 

Micro enter­prises, defined as small-scale busi­nesses often oper­ated by indi­vid­u­als or small groups, play a crucial role in fos­ter­ing eco­nomic inde­pen­dence, alle­vi­at­ing poverty, and pro­mot­ing com­mu­nity devel­op­ment. While their scale may be modest, their impact can be pro­found, par­tic­u­larly in…

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Prayer Letter December 2023

Prayer Letter December 2023 

Prayer Letter Decem­ber 2023 Dear Prayer Part­ners: “So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Beth­le­hem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to reg­is­ter with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expect­ing a…

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Cuppa for Kids

Cuppa for Kids is Ohfi’s annual tea party fundrais­ing event. It is the perfect occa­sion to get together with friends and neigh­bours, family and col­leagues over a cuppa and some cake while raising money to help vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and their fam­i­lies receive life-chang­ing support.


Regular finan­cial support is always needed to enable OHFI’s work to con­tinue. Here you can find out the dif­fer­ent ways in which you can give. 


Prayer support is vital for OHFI’s work. Here you can read about the impor­tance of your prayers, and sign up to receive our prayer letter.


There are many ways in which you can vol­un­teer to support OHFI’s work. Find out here how your skills and expe­ri­ence can help us!