Ghanaian Mothers Hope Inc.
345 Woodward Road, Unit 45
Westminster MD 21158
Mission
Ghanaian Mothers' Hope is a non-profit in the United States and West Africa that shares love and resources to empower the future leaders of Africa. We provide public preschools and health centers in remote villages. We engage volunteers here in the U.S. to travel to Ghana to teach children, inspire mothers and change lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director NO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Board Chair DEBORAH FROCK
Board Chair Affiliation GHANAIAN MOTHERS' HOPE, INC.
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
GMHope.org
Tax Exempt Status Public Charity Type III Supporting Organization-functionally integrated
Incorporation Year 2005
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2016
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $86,000.00
Projected Expenses $86,000.00
Impact Statement
In 2015 we have trained 20 Ghanaian teachers to help children learn to read English, the required language for Ghanaian Schools. With these teachers, we held a Reading Camp for 62 children providing each child with school supplies and 5 new books.
 
We trained 10 women on the use of a water filter in a partnership with Water With Blessings. These 10 women will share their knowledge and filter with their villages to provide 1,000,000 gallons of filtered water. 
 
We continue to work on building a nurses residence so that two nurses my live close enough to the Akramaman Health Center to provide care on a 24/7 basis.
 
Two new public preschools were opened in 2015.
 
 
 
Needs Statement
  1. Board Members-Specifically a treasurer, fundraiser and communications specialist 
  2. Volunteers for missions to Ghana in Education & Health Care 
  3. $25 provides access for a family to 25 gallons of clean water per day for 25 years.
  4. $5,000 to print 5,000 Health Care Coloring Books for Ghana
  5. $25,000 to fund an endowment to provide a high school scholarship each year to a deserving girl living in a village.
  6.  $25,000 to fund a new preschool.
Background Statement
In 2004 while traveling on a mission to Ghana through the Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Maryland, Debi Frock, our founder, stumbled upon a half built preschool.  Upon our return to the US she and the team raised the funds to finish the school. Seeing the finished product --100 happy children in a 2 room school, inspired Debi to start Ghanaian Mothers' Hope to build preschools.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
Internationally
Areas Served Comments We serve villages in Ghana, West Africa. We hope to expand to several other African countries.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Health Care
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As both the Founder and Board Chair, I am very excited about the group of individuals who have stepped forward to govern Ghanaian Mothers' Hope. Our board is small but mighty. Everyone steps forward to get done whatever is needed. We have qualified for the Combined Federal Campaign four years in a row. Our audits have been without blemish. For a small organization we are far ahead in our governance and communication skills. Our real challenge is fundraising for the future. We have small pockets of donors in several states, making traditional fundraising a challenge. We continue to update our communication skills. 
 
I began GMH to keep young girls in Ghana from delaying their education because they were caring for younger siblings. When girls start school at a later age they are more likely to quit before even obtaining a 6th grade education. Parents were encouraging their daughter to leave school and seek a job carrying groceries in the market place. Girls would earn less than $1 a day. Now the parents are proud of the progress the girls are making in school and more girls are graduating from primary and going to secondary school. Seeing the changes that have occurred in the last 9 years has warmed my heart and encourages the board and me to continue our mission. 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
I am so proud of the work Ghanaian Mothers' Hope has accomplished in the last 10 years. We are truly a grass roots, hands on organization.  We believe in providing programs that get the people we are serving involved and encouraging them to continue the work for other villages.  Our mission opportunities build strong leaders both stateside and in Ghana.  We have constructed two preschools, a primary school, a well,  a playground, a health center and are working on a residence for nurses. 
 
We have provided health care education to more than 4,000 women and children in more than a two dozen villages. Our reading camps impact 150+ children in 5 villages each year.
 
Each year we offer U.S. residents, including teens over the age of 14, the opportunity to travel with us to Ghana and provide Education or Health Care workshops. Our program for U.S. teens has had a profound effect on their lives. Each teen must raise $3,300 in funding for the program. Many have been so touched by the children in Ghana that they are willing to give up family vacations, birthday presents and other privileges to return to Ghana a second year. Many of our adult volunteers have returned year after year. 
 
We have seen great improvements in the health and education of the children in the villages during the last 10 years. Our hope is to inspire teachers, parents and children to help the next generation.
 
Debi Frock, Executive Director
 
Programs
Description PROVIDED FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NURSES QUARTERS
Budget $35,000
Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Africa Families Families
Short Term Success When this project is completed two nurses will live in the residence and staff the Health Center on a 24/7 basis.
Long Term Success When this project is completed the Health Center will grow to be a fully staffed heath clinic.
Program Success Monitoring This is a construction project. When the construction is completed, nurses will be available on a 24/7 basis. Our success is monitored by the availability of nurses for emergencies. Currently there is only one nurse available 2 days per week. 
Program Success Examples
When a baby has malaria the first 24 hours are critical. Most deaths occur due to high fever. It is important for the child to be treated immediately. When the nurses are able to live on site, more children will receive treatment in a timely manner. Fewer death will occur and in time we will see fewer cases of malaria as the nurses work with villagers to enforce environmental changes. 
Another example of succes is maternal deaths. When the nurses are in residence fulltime, more women can deliver at the clinic reducing the risk of maternal death. 
Description To offer programs to four new villages on women's health issues
Budget $5,000
Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Africa Females Females
Short Term Success For this year, we will reach 500 women.
Long Term Success Our hope is to reach all 500 villages and teach women how to screen themselves for breast and cervical cancer.
Program Success Monitoring This program is about educating women to go for treament when they first discover a breast lump. Currently less than 50 women have had a mamogram in the Ga West District. The increase of women seeking mamograms and breast exams will determine the success of the program.  Reports from Akramaman clinic and Amasaman public health district will help us to determine if women are following the advice. Pap smears are also needed.
Program Success Examples Success would include 100 women or more getting mamograms and all women getting a pap smear. Another success would include treatment of breast cancer. Currently few women are treated until it is too late.
Description The reading camp will provide children in villages with a week long experience in learning to read and write English.
Budget $2,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Africa Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Our short-term goal is to mentor children in Akramaman to complete school through class 8. We have currently graduated over 100 through class KG2. 
Long Term Success Our long term hope is to see children complete junior secondary school and pass all the exams to be accepted to senior secondary school. Those who cannot pass the exam should be given the opportunity for technical training.
Program Success Monitoring This program will be monitored by the Ministry of Education, Ghana.  We will know of the success by charting the average drop out rate at St. Paul's Primary School and secondary school.
Program Success Examples Our preschool programs has been so successful that the Ministry of Education has ruled that all children age 4+ must complete one year of preschool before entering St. Paul's Primary School.
Description The Secret to Being Strong is a health care coloring book to teach children how to stay health after receiving treatment for worms. Each book is delivered with crayons during a health care workshop. We deliver these to schools. There are 100 students per class. 
Budget $200
Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Africa K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Short Term Success In the villages that have been given The Secret to Being Strong we have seen a reduction in the occurance of worms. Children are attending school on a more regular basis.
Long Term Success The program is designed to be spread by word of mouth and sharing the coloring book to help reduce the recurrance of worms in school children.
Program Success Monitoring The local health department keep us informed. We travel to Ghana yearly and can see a difference in the children.
Program Success Examples At Akramaman Preschool, St. Paul's, they have erected hand washing stations--one of the "secrets" to staying strong and healthy.
Description This program provides training and a water filter for 10 women in a remote village where water is gathered in streams and ponds. The filter removes 99.999% of the bacteria in the water. Each woman will share her filter with 4 or more families. The filter will last for 1,000,000 gallons.
Budget $1,000
Category Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success At the end of the training 10 women will be fully qualified to serve as a Water Mama. By 6 months those 10 women will have offered clean water to the community and will have trained 30 other women on the health benefits of using clean water consistently.  Changing this behavior will lower the risk of child and infant death due to bacterial infections.
Long Term Success Our long-term goal is to reduce the incidence of child mortality in village of Ghana. Women completing the training will change their environmental habits to include filtered water for all uses. We would want to see a 80% decrease in parsitic and bacterial infections in children under 5. Since these are very remote villages, we will rely on our Ghanaian trainers to help us. Very few families seek medical care for every day illnesses.
Program Success Monitoring We have a trainer meeting with the women once a month for 6 months to report how the filters are working and to reiterate the importance of using filtered water for all bathing, cooking and cleaning. The women will report on the health of their children.
Program Success Examples Our first 10 Water Mams were trained in July 2015 and the village is very happy to have clean water.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
We strive to work with the government health and educational organizations in Ghana to provide the most accurate and efficient programs for women and children in rural villages where myth often overrides information. Opportunities are endless--there are over 100,000 villages in Ghana, we barely begun. We seek to add at least one new village per year for health education. 
 
Working in any country where you are not a resident is challenging however if you make personal contacts it can work.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director NO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 2
Volunteers 50
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
We have worked with Stevenson University, Aid for Africa and are currently working with the University of Georgia, JAMSBooks and Water With Blessings.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Bishop's Award for Outstanding work in Ministry in the worldEpiscopal Diocese of Maryland2008
Bishop's CitationAnglican Diocese of Accra2009
Jubilee MinistryNational Episcopal Church2010
Outstanding Contribution by a Non-GhanaianGhana Professional Achivers Association2011
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization We are currently growing our Board and will be developing the policies to reflect our growth.
Board Chair
Board Chair DEBORAH FROCK
Company Affiliation GHANAIAN MOTHERS' HOPE, INC.
Board Term Nov 2005 to Nov 2025
Board Chair Email debi@gmhope.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
MARIAN ANKRA SELF EMPLOYED-GHANA
ANDREW DAVIDSEN DREW DAVIDSEN, LLC
SOPHIA ESHUN HANSONIC HOTEL-GHANA
DEBORAH FROCK No Affiliation
NANCY HALL NORTHRUP GRUMMAN
KIMBERLEY LANGSTON CACI
MERCIA LARYEA CHILDREN OF MARY PRESCHOOL-GHANA
BRUCE NEUMANN No Affiliation
THE REVEREND BECKI NEUMANN SOUTH RIDING ANGLICAN CHURCH
NII OKINE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
BENJAMIN SPIKER BROWN/SPIKER MERRILL LYNCH
THE RIGHT REVEREND DANIEL SYLVANIS TORTO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF ACCRA
VIVIAN WORSORNO RETIRED-GHANA
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 6 AFRICANS
Board Gender
Male 5
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 20
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 93
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 50
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
GMH is governed by a double board. We have 7 members here in the U.S. and currently 6 members on the Ghana board, meeting in Ghana. They conduct more informal meetings. I meet with their board once per year in person and am in contact with the board Chair, Mercia Laryea, on a weekly basis as well as by email.
 
The challenge is to cross the cultural divide as we develop plans to provide programs or construction. What sounds good on the phone is not always what we thought once we arrive in Ghana. We find that bringing Ghanaian board members to the states improves our communication skills. 
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $86,000.00
Projected Expenses $86,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$54,013$16,743$72,538
$9,306$8,366$4,021
$5,595$54,496$41,291
Investment Income, Net of Losses$15$2$55
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$4,169$4,380$2,871
Revenue In-Kind$2,582$2,348$29,500
Other$172$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$59,514$81,420$91,133
Administration Expense$13,784$10,328$12,493
Fundraising Expense$5,411$6,055$4,679
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.930.861.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%83%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%21%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$33,002$29,770$45,859
Current Assets$19,233$8,277$15,531
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$9,505$834$3,107
Total Net Assets$23,497$28,936$42,752
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $54,013Mission $43,180Contributions, gifts, grants $72,538
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFederated Campaigns $9,306Contributions, gifts, grants $16,743Mission Fees $40,291
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMission Travel $5,595Federated Campaigns $8,366Fundraising $2,871
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.029.925.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization We are meeting our yearly financial obligations through various revenue streams. We see new opportunities in area such as partnering with Ambit energy to provide residual income for GMH. Our biggest challenge as a small organization is to create more recurring donations to meet our operational needs.
Financial Comments by Foundation GMH is audited every other year.  Financial information taken from Federal Form 990 and audited financial statements.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Ghanaian Mothers Hope Inc.
Address 345 Woodward Road, Unit 45
Westminster, MD 34232
Phone 443 974-8520

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