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IHF Background and History

International Humanity Foundation is a unique organization. It believes in absolute transparency and functions almost entirely through the efforts of its hundred plus unpaid volunteers from all over the world, who give their time, skills, energy and love to help our family in Kenya, Thailand and Indonesia.

IHF is led by Carol Sasaki, who moves between these homes as well as into outer areas, working with various tribes. She has been doing the work of IHF for 24 years.

IHF has 4 Centers in Indonesia, one in Kenya and one in Thailand. But our true workplace is online and all over the world, consisting of people like you who are interested in learning more about this world's many varied cultures. This structure means many of IHF's volunteers never meet each other except by email. Some of them may choose to visit one of the safe houses or education centers. Either way, they help to improve the lives of thousands of children.

IHF is a training ground for anyone wanting to learn leadership skills in reducing poverty and abuse. We believe the best teacher is honestly shared experience. We do not limit ourselves to accepting only experienced volunteers. And proof of that are our volunteer programs. For the last 10 years, volunteers worldwide have been joining IHF to gain knowledge through personal experience.

IHF has been led for years by Carol, locals and dozens of volunteer co-directors from all over the world who learn through trial and error. So expect to encounter mistakes. We do. Learning from them is an integral part of our mission:

IHF strives to educate the poor and to teach the educated about the poor; for a world of more enlightened and experienced "everyday people" - leaders working to reduce poverty and abuse.

We hope that you are excited to join our organization. We look forward to working with you.