About the Founder
 
 
 
My name is Lory Jacobs and I am a volunteer!
 
 
 

 My love for Africa and Kenya is embedded deep in my heart.  Some call it the "cradle of humanity" and now I know why.  It encircles your soul holding it tightly as it teaches you compassion and tolerance.  Out of the experience it brings a person to a greater understanding of what HOPE really means!
 
Hearts For Love Worldwide 501(c)(3) charitable organization has grown from my experiences in Kenya.  Offering volunteer opportunities and assisting much needed projects is a large part of my work.  I personally fund my own trips and operating expenses with the non- profit so that donation dollars are used exclusively for projects and programs in Kenya.
 
I am not a celebrity or a big corporation, but have worked hard throughout my life.  I have been a restaurant manager for a Fortune 500 company for many years.  Changed careers in 1998 specializing in the care of Alzheimer's patients, which I still do today and absolutely love the opportunity!  
 
I am only one person trying to make a difference in the world.  Challenges are great and needs are many but I know with the kindness and generosity of others I can do so much more. 
 
Thank You......Lory Jacobs
Being a volunteer means many things to many people.  For me it was an adventure of the heart and soul.  It was a journey that brought me to an understanding that all of humanity deserves the chance to have a better life.  Being a volunteer has awakened my own innate ability to assist others without conditions, or judgment but with compassion and heartfelt love.
 
I began my journey to Kenya, Africa in Dec. 2007.  Staying the first time for 3 months. I lived at an orphanage in a rural area called Embul-bul.   Children are placed in orphanages when they have lost parents to HIV/AIDS, ethnic and tribal cleansing, parental abandonment, or horrific physical and sexual abuse.  Despite the adversities these children faced every day they still had a smile knowing that someone still loved them and cared for them.
 
Through donations from family, friends, and my own personal funds I was able to do several things for the children.  Food, clothing, school fees, school supplies, and many baby items were the normal needs and I managed to provide what was necessary.  I refurbished an old out building into a library, purchased three computers and turned it into an opportunity for the children to view the world from a different perspective, bringing their dreams to life through books and the internet
 
Find life and love in all that you do.  Raise your thoughts beyond the limits of your own beliefs and convictions, so that you may open to the magic, the simplicity,
and the beauty of all things. 
Marvel at the splendor of the world because in reality, it is a part of you.
                           
 Hearts For Love Worldwide
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