Who we are

The Founders


Mike and Ann Hill live in Adelaide South Australia. While travelling during 1999 they were confronted with the great needs of children in Asia. They witnessed first-hand the terrible effects of children being discarded and abused. They saw children that had no existence other than what they could salvage from the streets were they lived. As people with compassionate hearts they took on the challenge of providing care for children in desperate need, to give them not just hope but a secure future. And so Hope Village was birthed. The heart of this organisation can best be summed up in the words of Frederick Douglass – “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”.

What we do


Hope village is focused on caring for the needs of the disadvantaged of Indonesia & their communities in the following ways:

  • meeting the 4 basic needs of children: physical, emotional, educational & spiritual
  • empowering children to become adults contributing back to the nation of Indonesia
  • provide assistance to families living in poverty

Where we work

We currently care for 58 children on the island of Sumatra, some of whom have been re-located from Nias Island after the Tsunami and earthquake as well as from various other parts of Indonesia. They have been either orphaned, abandoned or due to extreme poverty can no longer be cared for by their family. The children enjoy this new life which gives them all the opportunity for consistent school, better nutrition and health and a loving family atmosphere to live in.