Who we are
- We are a small charity based in Cornwall, which is committed to helping the poverty-stricken families and communities in the Philippines achieve their God-given potential.
- We aim to help the children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, get an education that would equip them for a better future and get them out of the poverty-cycle.
- We aim to help families who are affected by typhoons, house fires and other natural disasters, giving the much needed help as urgently as we can and as funds are available.
- We are passionate that every person who has contact with our programmes will have a chance to hear the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, at least once.
- We believe that the best way to carry out our projects and activities is through partnership with local churches who have the local knowledge, knows the community and has the passion of caring for the poor and needy.
HOPELINK was registered as a UK charity in 2011, although the education programme started way back in 2002.
Growing up in the Philippines, Ahmor knew too well the value of education and how it could help improve someone’s life. Motivated by their faith, Ahmor with husband Rodney started to personally fund the education programme set up by the church in the Philippines. Being missionaries themselves and with two young children to provide for, money was already tight, so taking on funding 30 school children which later grew to 60 children was a huge step of faith that would involve personal sacrifice. Nonetheless, they knew that this was what God wanted them to do. Every school year, there’s always enough money saved up to send for the children’s uniforms and school supplies.
In 2010, Rodney and Ahmor led a group from the UK to the Philippines. The team could not believe the extreme poverty and the dire conditions that many families were living in. Seeing poverty face-to-face was heart-breaking. Yet despite that, there was hope. The team also met some of the children and their families in the education programme. Many of whom have become followers of Jesus. The team wanted to do more.
That trip was the catalyst to involve more people and share the vision, so together with four other founding trustees, Hopelink was born.