Remembering Rita!

Rita has been a long time friend and prayer warrior of Huruma HOPE. She loved the ministry of helping children get an education who would not be able to otherwise.

At age 86, she went to be with Jesus on September 16 after a long life of service teaching children and providing goodies and treats for everyone.

It was her desire that donations in lieu of flowers go to Huruma HOPE and ABC House. HOPE has set up a memorial fund to go to "Rita's Cakes". Each month our Head Teacher Anne makes a birthday cake for all the kids to share. The cost is approximately $40. Rita would love knowing she can celebrate birthdays with these kids. 

Donations can be made by check or money order, send it to PO Box 421, Albany, OR 97321. Please put in the memo: Rita's Cakes.  You can also give online through your banks Zelle program by using this phone number, 541-990-1356!



Since 2005 small teams have traveled yearly to serve the little HOPE Huruma School in the Mji wa Huruma slum. As each group arrived in Huruma they have been struck by the level of impoverishment the community suffers, especially the children who are constantly at risk due to lack of basic needs.

We began in 2006 with providing funds for the children to receive a balanced lunch each day knowing this would be the only nutritionally complete meal many of them would have that day. We also paid the salary for an Administrator, 5 teachers and 2 cooks. As we raised extra funds, we would provide classroom and student supplies along with a complete uniform for each child at the beginning of the year. We started to realize that some of the children needed help with ongoing health needs and found donors to help those children.

After a team of seven returned home in September 2014, they began the process of bringing HOPE International, Inc. to its current status as a 501(c)(3) entity. The commitment of Huruma HOPE is to increase aid and educational opportunities to children and break the generational cycle of sickness and poverty that has plagued this community for many years. It is our hope that others will follow in our decision to support this ministry and help children in Africa rise above their circumstances through education and faith in Jesus Christ.