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Mission:
Our mission is to tell the STORY of the VOICELESS and CREATE the OPPORTUNITY FOR HUMAN SOLIDARITY that gives HOPE and JOY in the face of hopelessness and doubt; providing relief to human suffering resulting from poverty and the lack of education, through humanitarian aid to children in rural Nigeria, especially in the Catholic Diocese of Minna. We invite you to open your mind and heart; and to join us on this journey to give hope and joy to a people in need.

Purpose:
This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious and educational purposes as specified in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including for tax purposes, the making of distribution to organization that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Donations and checks should be mailed to Hope Connecting Hearts Nigeria, Inc., P.O. Box 6126 Omaha, NE 68106. Please note Hope Connecting Hearts Nigeria, Inc. on the memo line. Thank you for your generous support.

General Information:
In 2011 seven missioners, including Fr. Kizito, a Nigerian priest resident in the Omaha Archdiocese, ordained for the Diocese of Minna, Nigeria, embarked on a mission trip to Garam, Nigeria. Called to respond to the needs of St. Joseph School, Garam, friends and parishioners from Omaha Archdiocese, especially from the parishes of St. Wenceslaus, St. Thomas More, St Robert and St Vincent De Paul raised funds to begin building four (4) additional classrooms to help with over- crowding, to create a better learning environment for over 400 students with the hope of making a difference and giving opportunity to rural children most impacted by poverty. The school serves children from surrounding villages. These children also share the hopes and dreams of other children in developed countries. We all share the hopes of these children. So, join with Hope Connecting Hearts to bring the hopes and dreams of these children to fulfillment. These kids need more classrooms, a library, toilet stalls and clean drinkable water within the school premises. The lack of clean water is a cause of skin diseases among the students.

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Objectives:

  • To solicit for funds in collaboration with friends and benefactors of the Diocese of Minna residing in the United States.
  • To create a vision of hope based on human friendship and solidarity through opportunities of service that transform individuals and communities, thus making the world a better place.
  • To partner with various Mission Co-operation offices of Catholic dioceses in the United States, corporate bodies and spirited individuals in the area of education and primary health care, for the purpose of meeting the challenges of children living in abject poverty in rural Nigeria, especially in the rural Diocese of Minna.
  • To empower rural dwellers based on the principles of the Gospels and Catholic Social teachings, through developmental programs that either eradicate poverty or lessen the impact of poverty on children, their families and environment.