Hope for the Silent Voices had its beginnings in Sri Lanka when Eric, our founder, went to join the relief effort after the tsunami of 2004. One of the tragedies he witnessed there was the horrendous destruction and loss of life at the Sambodhi House, a home for mentally & physically challenged people – youth [...]
This little girl who had a high fever was sent home from a clinic hooked up to an IV which now hangs from a ‘rafter’ in her home. She lives on this street in the ‘garbage village’.
When the Impact Team came upon her at the garbage village she was very sick. A trip to the clinic turned into a he was diagnosed as being in the final stages of tuberculosis. She was admitted to the hospital where she was successfully treated and cured. Today Shanta is a beautiful, thriving young girl [...]
Two years ago, this little boy didn’t have a sponsor that would provide the funds to send him to a good school. That has changed and now he is receiving certificates of excellence from a good private school!
The hungry residents of the “garbage village” gather to receive food from HFSV. On this day, we passed out 500 bags of food.
A volunteer from an Impact Team blesses the “garbage village” residents as she passes out bags of food – and is blessed in return.
The children at the “garbage village” welcome affection. They even line up to receive it!
We are often asked ‘Why Cambodia?’ Our answer is that we have seen the need there and it brings tears to our eyes. Once we saw it, we owned it.
Upon our return from Cambodia in January of 2015, we learned that the land on which the Lighthouse Orphanage that we had just visited for 2 weeks and supported for several years had been sold. The kids there were given 6 weeks to find a new home. We were heartbroken as we had come to [...]