Volunteering in Ghana at HardtHaven NGO, an African AIDS orphanage

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HardtHaven Kpando, Ghana

Hardthaven Childrens Home

HardtHaven is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization in the United States (EIN# 26-1469965) as well as registered N.G.O in Ghana. The HardtHaven vision is nothing less than the transformation of AIDS orphans from hopeless, suffering victims into productive members of their community with an exciting vision for a greater Ghana. We believe that anyone anywhere can help to change these little lives, through the inexpensive care provided by this children’s home.

HardtHaven NGO Ghana
The HardtHaven family

We offer more than just food, clothing, and shelter; we offer education, employment skills, and a loving home. Our ultimate aim is for the orphanage to be self-supporting as we begin implementing various alternative livelihood projects and receive renewable support from people around the globe.

Combined with the skills and participation of international volunteers, HardtHaven offers unique opportunities for both volunteers and orphans to make a lasting, life changing difference in each other’s lives.

HardtHaven Children’s Home

HardtHaven Children’s Home, our central project, is currently housing and caring for 23 children between the ages of 1 and 17. There are 8 girls and 15 boys, all AIDS orphans. An AIDS orphan is defined as a child who has lost one or both of their parents to AIDS. Seven of our children are HIV positive. HardtHaven Children’s Home first opened its doors on May 28th 2007.

Meet the children of HardtHaven

Our Community Sponsorship Program is currently sponsoring over 30 families living with HIV/AIDS who live out in the local communities. Each family receives different support depending on their needs. Children receive funds for schooling, food, and/or medical care. Many come and spend holidays or weekends at the Children’s Home.

Meet the sponsored children


Volunteer Ghana, Africa

Our sister organization, UNiTED, provides the opportunity for volunteers from around the world to make a difference in Ghana. Opportunities are provided for volunteers to spend time tutoring and playing with the children in the Home, visiting sponsored children, providing palliative care for dying AIDS victims, teaching in local schools, working at the local hospital or clinic, and/or working in community education. Other volunteer opportunities are also available upon request.

Become a volunteer

“You don’t have to have much before you give, for the little you have can make a difference in the life of others”
– Edem Richard Adjordor – Co-Founder of HardtHaven