In June of 2007 Hope4Child Relief Mission Inc, was officially registered as a Canadian Charity. Our founding board members were Suresh Mather, Anusha Jesuratnam and Christine Poobalasingam
Hope 4Child was born out of a desire to love and care for needy children around the world. We believe that God's heart is to care for the orphan and the widow. It’s through our hands that the fathers love touches, it is through our voices His voice is heard, it through our actions His care is revealed to the needy and the poor.
Hope4Child has narrowed its focus to care for children in Sri Lanka and Mozambique.
Hope4Child is coordinated by all Volunteers and the focus has been to provide maximum support for the children. With only a minimal amount of less than 4% for admin expenses, the remaining funds are used for the care of children on the field.
In June of 2007 Hope4Child started its ministry in the town of Dondo, Mozambique, to provide for the welfare of 25 children being cared for by a local pastor and his wife in their own home. In December of 2007, we began to provide for the welfare of 20 needy children living with their single mothers (widows), in Sri Lanka. As a result of the war the greatest need was identified in the northern parts of Sri Lanka.
In 2009 Suresh Mather and his family moved to Sri Lanka in obedience to God’s calling with a strong desire to serve in any way they could. Soon after they got there the 32 year war which resulted in over 200,000 people dead and many children orphaned, the war ended abruptly, opening up doors for Suresh to work with refugees and displaced people.
While earning a living working for International NGOs, Suresh was also able to oversee and evaluate firsthand the work funded by Hop4Child, build suitable partnerships for our continued work in the country and meet the beneficiaries on a regular basis.
In 2011 our ministry in Mozambique changed focus from supporting orphanages and centers to supporting children within their communities. Hope4Child partnered with community based organizations and assisted and encourage them to establish sustainable self-run enterprises, creating revenue to provide for the welfare of the children in their care.
With the war coming to an end and due to the destruction of houses and livelihood, in 2012, Hope4Child constructed 38 permanent, 2 bedroom houses with toilets for 38 Widows caring for 108 children who returned to their villages from IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps. In 2012 Hope4Child increased the number of children by 5 by caring for children in Matara located in southern Sri Lanka. Through your generous giving, Hope4Child now cares for 76 children on a daily basis in Sri Lanka and have impacted the lives of another 300 children in both Mozambique and Sri Lanka, through special projects. In addition, every Christmas, Hope4Child provides Christmas gifts to around 100 children, usually an educational pack and clothing for the new school year.