About Us

WHO WE ARE

His Children is a registered NGO (nonprofit / 501 C-3) created to help children and adolescents in the government and private orphanages in El Salvador. We implement projects to reunite families and show them the love and grace of God. We provide humanitarian aid to communities, families and the people of El Salvador through projects and activities.

WHAT WE DO

We give hope and love to orphaned and abandoned children in the orphanages of El Salvador, we teach them how to prepare for a job, study and build a relationship with God.  We focus on helping the vulnerable ones, we run transition houses for children aging out from orphanages. We feed communities and keep families together by building houses. We keep children off the streets and out of gangs.  We teach others to be missionaries to the world.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that the Bible is the word of God. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the cross to forgive us of our sins. We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Trinity. We believe that God can do anything through prayer. We believe in Grace.

OUR HOPE

That every child that is in the orphanages and youth incarceration centers will have an education that they can build a life on and job skills that will support them and their families. That they would have healthy families both mentally and physically. That they will have a loving relationship with God. To one day, not have any orphanages or youth prisons, thus a healed generation.

OUR HISTORY

I -Kurt Ackermann- came  on my first mission trip to El Salvador. We started working in San Miguel. My heart broke for the Orphaned and Abandoned children in this country. I kept coming back over the next 3 years and worked with the government and private orphanages. We still did not have a permanent impact only short term, because no one was here in El Salvador to oversee the projects.

2000

I -Kurt Ackermann- came  on my first mission trip to El Salvador. We started working in San Miguel. My heart broke for the Orphaned and Abandoned children in this country. I kept coming back over the next 3 years and worked with the government and private orphanages. We still did not have a permanent impact only short term, because no one was here in El Salvador to oversee the projects.

2000

Our family moved to El Salvador and make a permanent change in our programs.

Since our moving here as a family, we have consistently worked with the government trying to make the lives of the Children better here in the country working with ISNA. By improving the physical as well as spiritual lives of the children that have no one to love them.

2003

Our family moved to El Salvador and make a permanent change in our programs.

Since our moving here as a family, we have consistently worked with the government trying to make the lives of the Children better here in the country working with ISNA. By improving the physical as well as spiritual lives of the children that have no one to love them.

2003

I became the operations manager for a Private Orphanage to build relationships that we still have with the kids today.

2006

I became the operations manager for a Private Orphanage to build relationships that we still have with the kids today.

2006

We started building homes in the rural communities of El Salvador to make a difference in the Children’s lives who families have lost custody of their children because of poverty, to restore families and keep them together.

2009

We started building homes in the rural communities of El Salvador to make a difference in the Children’s lives who families have lost custody of their children because of poverty, to restore families and keep them together.

2009

We became a legal foundation in El Salvador after 2 years of paperwork. Foundation Sus Hijos / His Children

2011

We became a legal foundation in El Salvador after 2 years of paperwork. Foundation Sus Hijos / His Children

2011

We started our transition house program to help children that turned 18 years old and were forced out on the streets because they had no family to go to.

2012

We started our transition house program to help children that turned 18 years old and were forced out on the streets because they had no family to go to.

2012

We started the States Diner to give our kids work from the transition homes and government centers because they could not find stable work with below high school education. They receive full salaries and benefits.

2014

We started the States Diner to give our kids work from the transition homes and government centers because they could not find stable work with below high school education. They receive full salaries and benefits.

2014

We Started States Bakes to be able to expand the skill set of the young adults that work here at the States Diner. We have a contract with a local restaurant baking all the bread for them.

2017

We Started States Bakes to be able to expand the skill set of the young adults that work here at the States Diner. We have a contract with a local restaurant baking all the bread for them.

2017

We Started Your Someone Special Too hair training facility which is a full functional hair salon/school with local people running it.  

2018

We Started Your Someone Special Too hair training facility which is a full functional hair salon/school with local people running it.  

2018

We started 2 States Café Locations with the help of the President and Mayors office to offer job training for 12 more youth ageing out of Government and private orphanages

2019

We started 2 States Café Locations with the help of the President and Mayors office to offer job training for 12 more youth ageing out of Government and private orphanages

2019

We are moving the States Diner to a new location and expanding the States Bakes Bakery project and the building project.

2020

We are moving the States Diner to a new location and expanding the States Bakes Bakery project and the building project.

2020

Check out our projects!

Bible Study

Also known as CBS program short for "Community Bible Studies" through this program we've been able to share the gospel in many different orphanages both government and private ones. We visit them at least once a week, teaching them about the love and grace of Jesus. We also include our transition houses in this program, we have a weekly devotional with all of them on Sundays.

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Centers we minister in

We work with the main orphanages in El Salvador, like CISNA, San Martin (Special Needs), San Vicente de Paul, Guirola and many more centers, both public and private. We also minister in juvenile prisons. We share the word of God with them, we do fun activities, sometimes we even get to take them out on a fun trip to places like the beach, bowling, movies or whatever we know they will like.

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Transition Homes

The project began in 2012, as one of the projects for Sus Hijos / His Children Foundation, supporting young adults and teenagers from both public and private children protection centers across El Salvador. When these teenagers turn eighteen, they are required to leave the centers where they have been most of their lives, forcing them into independence and a reality very different from what they are used to.

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House Building Program

The main objective of the project is to provide a wood House or a concrete House for a family at risk of separating; when the government determines that a family doesn't meet the minimum criteria for good living conditions for the Child, he or she is considered to be taken away from their family to live in the orphanages.
That's when we come in.
We build house thanks to the donations we receive from our donors, which God has always used to bless these lives.

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Feeding the Homeless

It is our desire to see this ministry nourish not only the physical needs, but the spiritual needs of those who are often forgotten. Many of these are children who have run away or have reached the limit age to remain in the government centers and didn’t have elsewhere to go.
We feed around 200 people in a run, we feed everyone on the streets: prostitutes, children, drunk and addicts. We don’t hold back, you shouldn’t either.

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Cosmetology School

The cosmetology school project, born in the heart of our founder, was named to honor his mother's salon: “You're someone special” in Hampton, Virginia and was named after the phrase she always used when evangelizing.
This project teaches 6 different foster care centers. They receive classes throughout the week in 8 different classes, depending on the level of practice they have. They start from the very basics from how to use a hairdryer, wash hair, cut hair to a lot more.

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Mission Trips

Come serve with us, we work for the Lord, we work for His Children. We take short- and long-term missioners, sometimes is a team from a Church, School or just a group of friends. You’ll serve along Sus Hijos / His Children Foundation staff and help us with the orphans, communities and our programs in El Salvador. We can help you come and set up a budget or maybe even help you on a fundraiser for your mission trip.

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Events

Our foundation prepares different events during the whole year, one day we would be making animal balloons with the kids or another day we would be all dressing up to celebrate a special moment. While most of these events are for the orphans in the centers, we would also have special celebrations for specific times of the year where we would have the States Diner restaurant prepare something special for its customers.

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Culinary Program

This is our biggest program so far, is a culinary school which includes States Diner restaurant, States Bakes Bakery, States Cafe Cafeteria that allow us to provide a job and most of the times a first job experience for these young boys and girls between the ages of 18 to 22 at risk who aged out of ISNA care (government institution) that are interested in culinary skills.

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Bible Study
Centers we minister in
Transition Homes
House Building
Feeding the Homeless
Cosmetology School
Mission Trips
Events
Culinary Program

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Mon. - Frid. 8AM - 5PM

Telephone

+503 2252-6706

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