Our Work

OHFI is priv­i­leged to be involved in improv­ing the lives of vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren through projects across India, Romania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda. Local people direct the work in each country, assisted by OHFI. We provide support through prayer, finance, train­ing, and ongoing mentoring.

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We provide support through prayer, finance, train­ing, and ongoing mentoring.

“We work, and will work, in com­mu­ni­ties where other Char­i­ties are not present.”

Our work…


We partner with local organ­i­sa­tions and com­mu­ni­ties, focussing on areas where there are no other agen­cies working.

We know that self-deter­mi­na­tion is key to the devel­op­ment of sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ties which can empower fam­i­lies and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren. This means that we do not direct solu­tions, but we walk along­side our part­ners, pro­vid­ing men­tor­ing to support the imple­men­ta­tion of their own initiatives.

Training in the Care and Protection of Children

We work to ensure that wher­ever pos­si­ble chil­dren grow up nur­tured and secure within their own imme­di­ate or wider families.

Our inter­na­tion­ally-recog­nised Module-based train­ing empow­ers com­mu­ni­ties with the knowl­edge to support their chil­drens’ wellbeing.

Working with our partner organ­i­sa­tions, our pref­er­ence is to ‘train the train­ers’, so the impact is mul­ti­plied. We also provide train­ing to parents, com­mu­nity leaders, carers, and social workers as required.

Community Development

OHFI sup­ports finan­cially sus­tain­able projects or ini­tia­tives rec­om­mended by local partner organ­i­sa­tions, which seek to directly improve the health and edu­ca­tion of chil­dren in their fam­i­lies and communities.

We use a ‘Com­mu­nity train­ing and support’ model, which adds a mul­ti­plier effect, result­ing in our reach­ing more vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren. Under this model, when a family is lifted out of poverty, they pass this same oppor­tu­nity on to other fam­i­lies, widen­ing the success of the programmes.

OHFI sup­ports a wide range of projects and pro­grammes, includ­ing voca­tional train­ing in sewing and car­pen­try; farming and agri­cul­tural devel­op­ment; animal projects; micro-enter­prises; com­mu­nity busi­ness projects, food secu­rity projects; and water and irri­ga­tion projects.

Mentoring and Encouraging

On-going support and encour­age­ment of recip­i­ents is essen­tial for the long-term success of OHFI train­ing. It is also crucial for mon­i­tor­ing and sup­port­ing devel­op­ment projects.
Our Country Groups and Train­ing Com­mit­tee work to mentor and encour­age lead­er­ship and participants.

Through these ded­i­cated groups, we main­tain regular com­mu­ni­ca­tion between OHFI and on-the-ground projects, both from a dis­tance, and through peri­odic visits to partner organisations.


Edu­ca­tion is recog­nised as the most sus­tain­able pathway out of a life of poverty. Lit­er­acy and numer­acy are inter­gen­er­a­tional, world-chang­ing, life-enrich­ing skills.

We work with our partner com­mu­ni­ties to provide edu­ca­tion to chil­dren. This involves sup­port­ing the build­ing and resourc­ing of tuition centres, pre-schools, primary schools, and sec­ondary schools, and helping to develop projects to sustain costs such as teacher salaries, resources, and school meals. 

We also provide life skills and trade train­ing courses for older teenagers and adults.

Medical Clinics

Our medical clinics reach vul­ner­a­ble and iso­lated groups. For most people, these clinics are their only source of health care.

We provide pre­ven­ta­tive and cura­tive care for all age groups, and run ded­i­cated mater­nity and under‑5 clinics.


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!