Heart of Ruth Mission partnering with
Heart of Ruth Mission began our partnership with DevXchange International in January 2017. Through DevXchange, we are able to offer our donors Canadian Tax Deductible Receipts. This is of huge benefit for us as now we can attract local businesses to donate as well as getting corporate sponsorship’s. If you are a corporate business looking to make donations for tax deductible receipts, please consider donating through DevXchange to our projects. Right now Heart of Ruth has three projects that we are fundraising for. The main project being the transition house. Our project budget for the transition house is $17,000.00. According to Kenyan law, when a child turns 18 they become an adult and therefore can no longer live at a children’s home. When our kids turn 18, the majority of them will not even be finished high school. Heart of Ruth Mission will be building a home on a plot of land adjacent to Rainbow House for these soon to be young adults. This home will serve as a transition home until they are finished school, have a job and can provide for themselves. Can you help us complete this goal by the end of 2017?
From the DevXchange International website
DevXchange is a registered Canadian charity, an association of volunteers that pursue a new approach to international development. We believe that development is a two-way exchange that should advance social innovation with an entrepreneurial spirit. We engage professional volunteers, not just their services and financial support, but their experience and expertise as project strategists and coaches
We facilitate the linking of Canadian volunteers (including those from ethnic communities, recent university graduates and retirees) with indigenous organizations and their humanitarian initiatives in developing countries. We provide management and technical support to these volunteers as well as tax-deductible receipts for their donors.
In short – it’s a development exchange that helps people help people!
DevXchange International Core Values
The Members and Volunteers We Work With
Are committed and motivated
Are law-abiding citizens (validated by police checks if working in or visiting project areas)
Are innovative, adaptable and flexible
Are sensitive to and respectful toward all faiths.
Are non-abrasive, respectful of and cooperative with others; free to exhibit their own individuality but sensitive to appropriate etiquette and protocol
Have pride and professionalism in their work
Have a sense of humour and enjoy adventure
Value humanity above wealth and materialism
The Work We Do
Is to the genuine and maximum benefit of the beneficiary
Does no harm (environmentally, socially, culturally)
Discourages relationships of dependency and instead builds toward sustainability
Is collaborative with government and non-government agencies.
Enhances the ownership and capacity of the local people
Builds lasting friendship and understanding
Contributes to Christ’s vision for our world: peaceful, just, restored and reconciled to God.
The People We Serve
The poor and physically suffering
The disadvantaged, isolated, marginalized
Those with limited access to other assistance
Those motivated to help themselves
The Resources We Use
We are responsible and dependable
We are cost efficient and frugal, not wasteful or abusive
We build the capacity of local skills, personnel and resources
We are accountable and transparent with the resources we use
DevXchange International Principles
Neutrality – We ‘re officially and publicly neutral on political issues.
Respectful of the Individual – We take direction from the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
Respectful of other Cultures – We respect the innate worth of other cultures and wherever possible preserve and/or strengthen non-harmful traditions and livelihoods.
Non-sectarian & non-discriminatory – No beneficiary is excluded on sectarian, discriminatory, or religious grounds.
Priority to Human Need – In selecting aid projects, first priority is given to human need and potential for building capacity of local entity.
Accountability – We adhere to high standards of accountability to both donor and beneficiary.
Voluntarism – We value and seek to foster the spirit of voluntarism and commitment.
Creativity & Professionalism – International development is both a science and art. Both gifts to humanity are encouraged and strengthened.
To donate directly to Heart of Ruth Mission through DevXchange International please click the link below