To help save lives and provide hope for refugees and underdeveloped communities in Africa by improving provisions for healthcare, clean water, education and socio-economic development.
Looking back several years, it is noteworthy that virtually all of Think Humanity's growth has been organic. This means that zero dollars have been expended on marketing, growing the organization by word of mouth and results. Since our inception in 2007, TH has been growing at over 20 percent compounded annually. TH has no non-Ugandan payroll or salaries. Within Uganda our socio-economic impact significantly affects four TH Full Time Directors and their staffs. This places TH in a very unique and powerful position. While our size is relatively small, our impact is massive!
In 2008 I met the founder of an organization who worked in Africa. We chatted online and it was a match made in heaven. She is the one who introduced me to Think Humanity and ultimately the one who would bring me to Africa. In 2009 I arrived in Uganda. My dream came true.
One of our missions was to hand out malaria nets to all the new refugees. Each net protected up to four people and lasted up to five years. Every day we had a different activity and I will remember this experience forever. It has changed my life. My dream is to return someday with Think Humanity and hug my friends who I have missed. Lisa Richard, WA
I've had the honor and privilege to become more than a little familiar with Think Humanity, Jim and Beth Heckel, over the past few years through personal participation in their organization's committed endeavors.
Think humanity is a shining example of "it takes a village" to not only "raise a child" but to improve our global community, our world, through connective, altruistic projects that bring people together for positive outcome.
Think Humanity's work lifts people out of situations of lack, safeguards the well being of the vulnerable, empowers through education, and builds lasting relationships founded in sincere compassion, caring, and love.
Think Humanity instills hope in the hearts and lives of both those who give and those who receive. -Deborah Sue Prater, TN
I love Think Humanity because of the 4 areas they have to make a difference in African lives. 1)Water--I've seen many wells they've funded and how each well impacts girls' educational opportunities. Girls' education--They select the "poorest of the poor" and set those girls on a road to opportunity through education; 3) The Think Humanity Medical Centre outside the Kyangwali Refugee Camp--Hundreds of refugees are treated at this clinic which has most recently attracted the attention of the Rotary organization who have given a grant to the clinic, enabling it to treat even more patients ; 4) Job opportunities: Think Humanity gives job opportunities to displaced women in a slum near Kampala. - Pat Troeltzsch, Boulder, CO
I am happy to give a testimonial regarding my experience with the non-profit group Think Humanity.
First of it, it unusual to find a non-profit that contributes nearly 100% of the funds raised to go into their programs. All of the people who spend time raising funds for T.H. are volunteers and give numerous hours to help support T.H. The passion of those involved reflect the worthy cause, integrity and character of this non-profit.
I have been honored to sponsor one of the young women at the Girl's Hostel. I love that I am able to always see her report cards and receive correspondance from her (Dinah). It is very evident that Dinah and the other 29 girls are thriving and also very grateful for the opportunity that they have been given. Without Think Humanity, they would most likely never recieve any education.
Another program that I would love to praise it the Clean Water Project. Last summer the youth from my church were able to raise funds to purchase a clean water well through Think Humanity. The well was constructed in a very timely manner and we received many photos plus a video of the dedication. Our church Youth Pastor was thrilled that at a low cost we were able to make a big difference in many lives in Uganda. Our church's young adults had raised money for a well through a different organization and never received confirmation if the well was ever built. Think Humanity is known for it's integrity. This is another reason that people love to be involved.
The bed net program never ceases to amaze me. To think that Think Humanity has reduced malaria in many villages by as much as 95% is a miracle. I wouldn't have awareness of this need without T.H. educating and informing all of us who are involved. It is humbling to see how "rich" we are and how important it is that we help others.
I pray that if my testimony can help in any way to encourage others to support Think Humanity, that it will.
Deana Austin, FL
I started volunteering for the nonprofit Think Humanity eight years ago after I researched the wonderful work they were doing for refugees and underserved communities in Uganda. Beth & Jim Heckel have completely dedicated their lives and hearts to their many life saving projects in Uganda including education programs, medical clinics, clean water wells, Mosquito bed nets, birthing kits, fair trade artisan projects, and much more. Think Humanity is completely run by volunteers in the US and Africa, allowing all of their fundraising profits, grants, and donations to go directly to those in need.
I am continually impressed and inspired by the level of love and personal commitment Think Humanity has given to the many Africans they meet each year. Their ambitious efforts have empowered these Africans to gain sustainable work skills, higher education, safe drinking water and medical care for their families & communities, and hope for a better future. Their work is very direct and personal, as they travel to Uganda twice a year to provide hands on involvement in each of their important projects. Their level of commitment and concern for each individual person and each individual project is so apparent that I couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments and their desire to help improve the lives of so many. I have had the pleasure of working with the Heckels closely on many projects, but most recently we created a sister school relationship between a school in the bush in Western Uganda and an elementary school in Longmont Colorado. This sister school relationship has been a rewarding one for everyone involved, and has helped create awareness and appreciation between both schools and cultures. I am proud to be a part of the work that Think Humanity does daily to make the world a better place. Sincerely, Sharon Naimon Norton Longmont, CO