In 2005 Eileen Greene, a nursing instructor from Victoria, Canada meets Monica Imanga, a mother who's daughter is dying of AIDS in Windhoek, Namibia. Eileen helps to care for Monica's daughter and together they decide to start a soup kitchen to care for the most vulnerable children in the slum of Goreangab, Katatura. Monica cokoks and serves the food and Eileen provides the money and brings her nursing students to the home annually to provide medical care for the children. Starting with about 40 children Eileen paid for the food herself and with no building in which to serve the meals, Monica would dole out her soup to the children as they squatted by the side of the dirt road. As the years passed and the need grew, the Home of Good Hope has grown to serve over 500 children in a shack by the side of the road. Eileen has single-handedly been raising the money needed to buy food through fundraising in Victoria and and her own funds. Monica has enlisted some neighbourhood volunteers to help care for the children and serve the food. With an eye to creating an ongoing sustainable model for the HoGH, it is essential to buy a piece of property and erect a permanent building.
Recently we have:
1. Created a board of directors in Namibia
2. Legally registered the Home of Good Hope as a charitable organization in Namibia
3. Created a board of directors in Victoria
4. Legally registered the Home of Good Hope in Namibia Foundation in Canada
What People Are Saying
"The Home of Good Hope provides a way for Canadians to feel directly connected to a vital, life-sustaining meals based charity in Africa with low to no overhead and directly observable results."
— Eileen (Dolly) Greene