Our mission is to improve the lives of impoverished children in Honduras by providing high-quality, sustainable health care and enabling communities to become self-sufficient through health-related training and education.
The Friends of Barnabas Foundation (FOB) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Midlothian, Virginia. FOB was founded by Rev. Linwood Cook in 2000 as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Mitch. Honduras is the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti, with over 60% of its population living in poverty. 73% of those in extreme poverty – defined as living on less than $1.10 a day – live in the rural, mountainous and difficult-to-access portions of Honduras.
Growing from a small group of people traveling to Honduras once a year, FOB now implements year-round programs in Honduras that address a wide spectrum of health care needs, from community-based programs to system wide endeavors. Believing that children deserve a healthy start with a strong support system, FOB offers three programs:
In exchange for medical treatment received, communities participate in health related training and educational workshops on nutrition, reproductive health, hygiene and malaria prevention. A health committee is established in each village to promote the program; and a health volunteer is identified, trained and equipped to act in this role.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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