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It all started when...

My name is Dion Brash. I am the founder of Hearts for Change. At the beginning of 2008, I made the decision to finally do what I had always wanted to do: volunteer abroad. I decided to help at an orphanage in rural Kenya. My initial thought was I would be the one to have an impact on the children at the home, but in the end it was them who had a greater impact on me, changing my life forever.

I had never met people, let alone children, with such an appreciation for life. They were sleeping two to four children to a single worn out mattress, not knowing if they would get three meals the next day, living in the slum area of town, and most were there because they were orphaned or abandoned. In spite of all this, the home was always filled with the sounds of children laughing, singing, and playing.

It didn’t take long for me to feel a part of it all and develop the desire to help them out as much, and for as long, as they need it. It was then that I knew starting a charity would be the best way to support similar organizations and help change the lives of children in need.

I was able to return in 2009 with my girlfriend Jenny for another 3 months, joined by her mom and my sister for the first two weeks. This visit was very successful because we were able to accomplish a lot through money we had raised before we left. Jenny has since become very involved with Hearts for Change and is our Vice–President.

I am proud of what Hearts for Change is all about and what we are working towards. I believe the changes we can make are endless. Please join us in our effort to give the children of Kenya a life they all deserve.

Thanks for having the heart to make a change,

Dion Brash