COUNTRIES WE SERVE.
As of Summer 2017, Here For Kids International has served internationally in four countries: the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Perú. Find out more below.
The Dominican Republic
sIte locations: Jarabacoa, Constanza, Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, Caraballo
HFK sends teams to five main location sites in the DR: Jarabacoa, Constanza, Monte Plata, Caraballo, and Santo Domingo. All five locations are Kids Alive sites. Each site has a children's home, care center and school. The smallest ministry houses 35 children, the largest 90. While these locations may have less material wealth than more developed nations, the love that is shared between the communities and ministries is vivacious, tangible and ever-present. During our service time in the communities, we work with not only children in the care homes, but also hundreds of other at-risk kids in neighboring communities. They are always excited to learn from, grow in, and build relationships with our college students who are committed to not only the students' academic pursuits, but to their development of healthy lifestyles.
Site locations: san josé
HFK sends an annual leadership development team to San José de la Montaña Barva, Heredia. We partner with Campamento Roblealto and stay at their campground. We currently have one "by invitation only" team per year going to Costa Rica. We are exploring the option of sending more in the future.
Site locations: cap häitien
The Kids Alive Cap Haïtien project sits on the North Coast of Haiti. We had our original vision trip February 2016, serving at the Kids Alive's Cap-Haïtien Children's Village and school.We just completed our first ever HFK service team this June and are planning to make this an annual option!
Site locations: andahuaylas, lima
HFK sends teams to two main locations in Peru: Lima and Andahuaylas. Similar to the Dominican Republic, each location houses an orphanage, care center and educational facility. Our partnership with Kids Alive allows us to reach and serve 200 at-risk children in Peru’s capital city. Situated 9,600 feet in the Andes Mountains, the Kids Alive ministry site of Andahuaylas accommodates 30 children who have had limited exposure to urban life and modern social influences. The youth of Andahuaylas remain steeped in deep traditional culture and language, untainted by the diversions and distractions of modern-day society. Participating in a trip to Peru is an eye-opening and culturally-enriching experience.