“It is not how much we give that matters - it is how much love we put into giving”


Children’s Heaven’s mission is to empower orphans to become self-reliant and self-sufficient, living healthy and productive lives, thereby elevating the well being of Ethiopia’s next generation.


Children’s Heaven seeks to see the quality of life of defenseless children and youth improved.


Children’s Heaven is responsible, to all its stakeholders, for the way it makes decisions and the result of its actions. We are directed by the following principles:

  • We act ethically
  • We treat all people with respect
  • We are open and transparent about the work we do and how we do it
  • We commit to achieving demonstrable impact for our stakeholders


and our goals

Children’s Heaven is a local humanitarian and Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 2004 to support the development and well-being of single- and double-orphaned children as a result of HIV/AIDS through a community-based care program. Children’s Heaven is a comprehensive day program providing loving support for orphans who have been profoundly affected by Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Children’s Heaven ensures that children who have lost one or both parents to AIDS maintain food, clothing and shelter, stay in school, and learn skills necessary for healthy adulthood. Most importantly, Children’s Heaven provides orphans with safety, unconditional love and community. In addition, the program supports AIDS Widows living with HIV/AIDS. This project aims to offset the economic impact of HIV/AIDS on families through encouraging widows to engage in income generating activities so as to improve the economic well being of low income HIV/AIDS affected families. This will be achieved by providing business training to widows and give them loans to start small businesses. Children’s Heaven has grown from serving 5 girls in 2004 to 105 girls in 2017 with the plan of increasing numbers to a 200 by the year 2019.

board of directors

Hanna Fanta

Founder & Executive Director

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Dick Latta


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Dr. Forrest Crawford

Vice Chairman

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Majesta Herrera

Communications Chairman

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Mekonen Alemu


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