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Give Hope, Fight Poverty

GHFP fosters philanthropy and education locally while increasing the quality of life and education for orphaned children in Swaziland Africa

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Springfield, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence resulting in the number of orphans exceeding the number of caregivers, thus creating child-headed households. We also believe in creating a culturally competent and philanthropic generation locally. Therefore, our mission is to foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs in partnership with rural communities and collaborate to educate, empower and lift orphans out of poverty.


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    Kait Mariutto
    Chief Creative Officer

    Kait received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Indiana University. After graduation she headed west and taught a multicultural visual arts curriculum at an elementary school in southern Nevada for 6 years. Wanting new challenges and a change of scenery, she moved back to her hometown of Indianapolis in 2007 and began working within the nonprofit sector. Kait believes art can be related to all aspects of learning and is an excellen

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    Annie Elble

    Annie has a Master of Public Health (MPH), PhD in Foods & Nutrition and BS in Biomedical Engineering, all from Purdue University. She has been working with orphaned & vulnerable children of Southern Africa & designing service-learning programs for US college students & young professionals since 2008. Later, she lived in Swaziland, Africa & worked for Baylor College of Medicine's Pediatric HIV Clinic in Mbabane as a Visiting Scholar. During this


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    Zaki Anarwala
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    Nicole Herlevic

Previous Investors

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    Greater Milwaukee Foundation
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    Power of One Foundation
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    Mitali Saxena