About Us


Volunteers Heart For Africa (VHFA)

Volunteers Heart For Africa (VHFA) is a non-governmental organization committed to fighting hunger, lack of education and medical care among children in desperate need, and fighting illiteracy in adult women and men. VHFA is directed towards orphans, children suffering from poverty and infected by HIV/AIDS, and provide them with a decent standard of living. In doing so, we also aim to raise conscious in society by teaching individuals basic skills that will help the surrounding communities to develop.

The organization was founded in 2009. VHFA was primarily an orphanage that provided shelter, food, and clothing for children who had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. As time progressed and we expanded, the VHFA began taking care of other children suffering from poverty in our surrounding community. We decided not to limit ourselves to the children in the Children’s support centers but to provide support to children living with elderly relatives or sick parents. In 2012 we began seeing the opportunity to expand even further and provide these children with a better standard of living. We had previously relied on individual donations and volunteers fee, but saw an opportunity in distance adoption or child sponsorship.

In October 2016 we began a deinstitutionalization process, which consisted of tracing families, restoring relationships between children, families and their communities, and developing alternative community-based services for families and children. The children who have been transitioned back into family placements will continue to be provided with education, healthcare and sustainable project opportunities through our ongoing Child Sponsorship program.

We continue to develop child-centred community development programs that will assist whole communities to meet the needs of their own children.

Volunteers Heart For Africa seeks to reach out to the poor and disadvantaged through sponsorship and sustainable development projects that promote empowerment and self-sufficiency.

At VHFA we have a strong Christian zeal based on the Bible scripture in James 1:27 about helping orphans and widows overcome hopelessness.

Core Values

Volunteers Heart for Africa seeks to operate with eyes fixed on GRACE:

Through fatherhood and family, Christian education, Christ-centered self-sustainability efforts and servant hood, we desire to see those we minister to become servant leaders who are accepted and equipped to live as stable and thriving disciples of Jesus Christ.

We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant Word of God. Every word contained in it is inspired by the Spirit of God, is God breathed and is therefore binding for all mankind. It is our ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice. It is from the Bible that we are able to know the truth about God, His attributes, character, plans and purposes; creation including man’s creation; man, sin, grace, redemption, resurrection, and the life to come; and all the doctrines essential to the Christian Faith and practice.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent that is He is all-powerful. He is omnipresent, that is He is present throughout all creation but not limited by it. He is omniscient that is nothing is hidden from His sight. In all things He is limited by nothing other than his own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, severe, loving and full of mercy and grace. He created the heavens and the earth and everything in them and all of it was very good. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.

We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit acknowledging Him together with the Father and the Son in the works of creation and redemption. We believe in the Holy Spirit’s present ministry, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and through whom the Christian is empowered and gifted for ministry.

We believe that because of Adam’s sin, all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith in Christ’s atoning death alone and that faith without works is dead.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life forever, and those who are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus: that all believers corporately compose the body of Christ, the Church, His Bride of which He is the head.

I personally acknowledge any sinfulness; have recognized my need of salvation through Christ’s blood and atoning sacrifice on the cross; have by faith accepted Christ as my Savior and Lord; and have confessed Him before God and man as my Savior and Lord. I acknowledge, therefore, that I am no longer my own; I have been bought with a price and the life I now live in the flesh is not my own but it is Christ who lives in me.