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Mexico: Ministerios de Amor

Casa Hovde México, the inaugural Hovde Home established by the Hovde Foundation in 2006, initially operated under the management of a World Vision affiliate. Serving as a permanent residence for neglected street children, the home transitioned its operations to Ministerios de Amor (Ministries of Love) in July 2012. Under this new management, approximately 50-60 girls aged 6-16, formerly residing on the streets, received the essential love and care needed to thrive.

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Kenya: Mudzini Kwetu

In 2011, the Hovde Foundation replaced an overcrowded one-story building with a spacious four-story structure to provide care for abandoned girls. This new facility housed 60 girls ranging from 3 months to 18 years old, with each floor accommodating a separate family unit. Each family unit, overseen by a house mother, featured four bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Notably, this project led the way in sustainability by relying primarily on solar power for electricity, drawing water from its own well, and maintaining a farm and tilapia ponds to supply food for the children. Revenue from these sustainable initiatives significantly contributed to covering the operational costs of the home.

Wisconsin, U.S.: The Road Home Dane County

In 2010, the Hovde Foundation contributed significantly to the construction of the Housing & Hope apartments. There are two different building locations, each with 15 apartments owned by The Road Home. They are located in a mixed-income neighborhood and are near schools, bus lines, and a grocery store. The Housing & Hope initiative is under The Road Homes permanent supportive housing model, which combines affordable housing with case management services to best serve the families that reside there.