Our Partners

OHFI works in part­ner­ship with local Chris­t­ian people and organ­i­sa­tions to nurture and encour­age fam­i­lies, regard­less of ethnic, cul­tural, and reli­gious back­grounds. It believes that such part­ner­ships con­tribute strongly towards chil­dren finding love and secu­rity within com­mit­ted fam­i­lies and communities.

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OHFI part­nered with PHARP-Rwanda (Peace­build­ing, Healing and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Pro­gramme)) in 2009 to care for, and protect, vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren. The work of PHARP is led by Anas­tase Rugi­ran­goga and Protais Nshogoza. The projects are intended to support the empow­er­ment of local com­mu­ni­ties, encour­ag­ing people to work together towards devel­op­ment, peace, and reconciliation.


OHFI work com­menced in Zambia in October 2003 with the estab­lish­ment of our ter­ri­tory partner Open Home Foun­da­tion Zambia (OHFZ). The work is led by Mark Lilema (Free Methodist Church Bishop for Zambia), his wife Mary, and a number of vol­un­teers. Our work in Zambia is broad in scope, and covers a range of projects that are vital for improv­ing the health and edu­ca­tion of local people.


OHFI’s work in Mafudu seeks to empower local fam­i­lies by giving them the skills and resources they need to learn sus­tain­able and suc­cess­ful farming prac­tices. With many chal­lenges around health, edu­ca­tion, and the quality of land and tools, it is crit­i­cal to provide local people with new skills for the longer term, so they can in turn empower their chil­dren with the knowl­edge they need to bring pos­i­tive change.

Kolkata, India

OHFI’s work in Kolkata began in 2010 through the devel­op­ment of  Open Home Foun­da­tion Mercy Min­istry Kolkata. This is run by Lun Misao (himself a grad­u­ate of PMA College in Manipur), his wife Ngaich­ing, and his team of six social workers and teach­ers. Our work in Kolkata is focused on four slum com­mu­ni­ties of Kolkata: Sapui Para, Basanti, Dum Dum and Durgar Nargar Cantonment.

Manipur, North-East India

Manipur was where OHFI’s work first began, in 1991. It emerged out of a request from our Manipur Direc­tors, Pastor Athang Touthang and Mariam Touthang for train­ing in the care and pro­tec­tion of vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren, and assis­tance in helping fam­i­lies break out of a cycle of poverty and ignorance.


Hope And Nurture (HANNAH) works in Târgu Mureș in Romania. The goal of this project is to strengthen fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties, enabling them to provide loving and safe care for their chil­dren. HANNAH was founded in 2010 by Alice and Ken Winter from New Zealand, and oper­ates through a part­ner­ship agree­ment with Open Home Foun­da­tion Inter­na­tional (NZ) and Chris­t­ian Endeav­our (Romania).