Human Development Foundation

We stand together with the poor. We work together with our neighbors in the slums to create simple but progressive solutions that touch the lives of thousands of the poor every day. We build and operate schools, improve family health and welfare, protect street children's rights, combat the AIDS crisis, respond daily to emergencies, and offer shelter to street kids, to orphans, and to children and adults with AIDS - always together, hand in hand and heart to heart with the people we serve.

Human Development Foundation
100/11 Kae ha Klong Toey 4
Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Thailand
006626715313
http://www.mercycentre.org

President and Co-founder

Father Joe Maier, C.Ss. R.

Management Team

Usanee Janngeon, Wannee Kidswad, Sudaporn Saenkhot, Sombat Nunthavichitra, Tom Crowley

Board of Directors

Chuchart Srivichairatana, Ratana Chanto, Tew Bunnak, Usanee Janngeon, Joseph Henry Maier, Malinee Chandavorodom, Apisit Kritsaralam, Wannee Kidswad, Sudaporn Saenkhot, Sombat Nunthavichitra, Tom Crowley

Project Leaders

John Padorr
Jenny Megevand
Kristine Stenbeck

Mission

We stand together with the poor. We work together with our neighbors in the slums to create simple but progressive solutions that touch the lives of thousands of the poor every day. We build and operate schools, improve family health and welfare, protect street children's rights, combat the AIDS crisis, respond daily to emergencies, and offer shelter to street kids, to orphans, and to children and adults with AIDS - always together, hand in hand and heart to heart with the people we serve.

Programs

The HDF operates under the guiding principal of helping the poor help themselves, with a primary focus on children. Core programs include: Education of slum children: 21 slum kindergartens in Bangkok; one kindergarten for sea gypsy children in Ranong Province; one special school for street children, and over 1,000 education sponsorships for the very poorest children of all ages. Child Protection: Homes and shelters for 200 children, including 60 children living with HIV/AIDS; a legal aid centre; and a citywide outreach program for street children. Combating AIDS: home-based care in over 60 slum communities and an education/outreach program throughout the city. Community Services: Credit Unions, Micro-loans, Housing, and Outreach.

Statistics on Human Development Foundation

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $2,529,412
  • Annual Budget for 2008: $2,920,743
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $2,920,743
  • Other funding sources: 50% of funding comes from worldwide individual contributions. 25% of funding from corporate grants. Thai and US governments (thru USAID) provide 15%. Foundations, 10%.
  • Religious Affiliation: HDF is non-denominational, and operates independently of any religious organizations.

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