ABOUT US

A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

We help children in poverty reach their full potential. We meet basic needs, help children recognize their strengths and encourage them to overcome the challenges they face. We help them build resilience in the face of hardship and develop life skills so that they will become the teachers, policemen, doctors, and leaders who will transform their communities.

We do this locally by creating a global community of child champions.

LEARN ABOUT OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY

MISSION

OneChild exists to bring hope, truth, life, love and mercy to children in poverty.

VISION

OneChild is an international child development organization helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children living in poverty.

We empower children to reach their God-given potential by creating opportunities for transformational development: spirit, mind and body.

Through the work of local partners around the world, children receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in God.

VALUES

TRUTH

Lasting transformation of a child comes through truth and hope in God. We believe Scripture is the Truth, the infallible Word of God. This is the foundation of our values, purpose and actions.

CHILD-CENTERED

God has a plan and purpose for each child. We focus on children as individuals and encourage their dreams and aspirations. Our decisions and actions are guided by the best interest of the child.

THE POWER OF ONE

We believe in the power of ONE person to change the world for ONE child. By connecting a sponsor and child, both lives are positively impacted. Ultimately, one child can make a difference in their family, community and generation.

LOVE

Through love we show value to a child. Love requires us to live outside ourselves and give sacrificially. It is our motivation in everything we do.

INTEGRITY

Above all else, we are accountable to God. We are committed to be honest and transparent in our conduct. We continually strive to attain the highest standards of quality in all aspects of work and ministry.

COMMUNITY

We believe in the power of unity — shared purpose. We actively seek opportunities to impact children through church and other ministry partnerships at local, national, and international levels.

Dear Sponsor, I know you are very far from me, but you are always close to my heart. I am happy that God has joined our paths. I no longer feel alone. — ANTONY

TODAY

OneChild works in 14 poverty-stricken countries in the world, bringing hope, truth, life, love, and mercy to over 40,000 children through child sponsorship. To God be the glory!

MORE THAN
40,000 Children
SERVED
14 COUNTRIES|310 HOPE CENTERS
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LEADERSHIP

OneChild is led by passionate individuals around the world working together locally to build a thriving global community.

MEET OUR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

CAREERS

Do you have a passionate heart and a desire to change the world? Would you like to join the fight against the bonds of poverty and help a child discover their true worth and purpose? We would love to have you join our team!

VIEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

GET INVOLVED

Interested in joining and connecting with our global community of Child Champions?

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

FINANCIALS

We are accountable to the children we serve and to our donors. Learn how we use the funds entrusted to us.

FINANCIALS

We are accountable to the children we serve AND to our donors.

Our accountability to our donors is one of our highest priorities. Our goal is to use the funds entrusted to us as wise stewards. To do this requires continued monitoring of our fund distribution. OneChild is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

82% Ministry
11.8% Fundraising
6.2% Administrative
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Mark and Huldah Buntain

1954

Our founders, Mark and Huldah Buntain, launched Compassionate Ministries in Calcutta after witnessing the desperate needs of the poor living there.

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Child Sponsorship Program

1985

The Child Sponsorship Program started with the aim of helping children who could not afford to go to school. It launched with 3,000 children receiving services. Since then, thousands of children have graduated from the program, many becoming leaders in their communities and giving back.

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Mission of Mercy + Bethesda Ministries

1990

Mission of Mercy merged with Bethesda Ministries.

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Cambodia

1992

Expansion in to Cambodia: After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Mission of Mercy partnered with missionaries to go into this devastated country.

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Ethiopia

1998

Expansion into Ethiopia: The very first Hope Center in Ethiopia is in the heart of Addis Ababa, with an incredible outreach to children in the community.

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Hapi Wanje

1998

Expansion into Kenya: Hapi Wanje’s vision to give hope to hurting children in Kenya extends all the way to Turkana, one of the most remote, impoverished parts of his native land. Today Hapi serves OneChild as Africa Area Manger.

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Jose Antonio Duron

2000

Expansion into Honduras: Jose Antonio Duron had the opportunity to live in the US but felt God call him to return to Honduras to help vulnerable chldren where he grew up. Today he is OneChild’s Honduras Country Director.

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Middle East

2002

Developed partnerships with local organizations in the Middle East to help children thrive in this complex region.

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Rosalina Manette Cosico

2004

Expansion into the Philippines: Under the leadership of Rosalina Manette Cosico, Philippines Country Director, our ministry in the Philippines has flourished. Her heart and passion is for the children in hard-to-reach places, from the isolated mountainous terrain to the poor fishing villages along the islands’ coasts.

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Yolie Lalama Garrido

2006

Expansion into Dominican Republic: Yolie Lalama Garrido’s love for the children in the Dominican Republic led the way for our expansion into this beautiful but impoverished country. She was instrumental in selecting and training our country and Hope Center staff.

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Pastors Dixon and Chipo Changara

2011

Expansion into Zimbabwe: Still under the leadership of Pastors Dixon and Chipo Changara, the children in our community’s care in Zimbabwe are thriving.

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One Child Matters

2012

Mission of Mercy becomes One Child Matters.

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Dr. Osmany Altamirano

2013

Expansion into Nicaragua: Under the leadership of Dr. Osmany Altamirano, we expanded into Nicaragua, a country that has experienced tremendous political unrest in recent years. Dr. Altamirano and his team, at great personal risk, delivered critical supplies to the children and their families in our program even during the height of this unrest.

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Voice of Youth

2017

Establishing the Voice of Youth: This program innovation gave children over 11 years of age a regular opportunity to give feedback on the care and programming they receive in the Hope Centers.

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Five Signs of the Generational Church

2017

Five Signs of the Generational Church: We created this model to help our church partners understand the impact the church can have on future generations with a focus on children.

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OneChild

2019

One Child Matters becomes OneChild: This evolution in our brand is intended to represent something that has already begun and will continue for years to come: The growth of a global community of child champions, men and women who serve and make sacrifices to give children a better life.

Welcome
to our new website!
One Child Matters is now OneChild.
LEARN WHY!