An Orphanage, Hope Community Trust
About HCT & Emmanuel Grace Public School
Samuel Zion is the founder and director at Hope Community Trust (HCT) & Emmanuel Grace Public School India. HCT is an orphanage that takes care of children in the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, one of the poorest regions of India.
Hope Community Trust, founded by Zion Samuel, is an orphanage that takes care of children in the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, one of the poorest regions of India.
In 2004, Samuel, a college student with limited funds, felt compelled to help the orphans within his community. He and his college friends started by giving small donations to help support two orphans. By the end of 2004, Samuel had raised enough money to rent a house and care for 20 orphans.
Today, with the help of generous donors, Samuel and his wife Nikki have established an orphanage and a school, Emmanuel Grace Public School to support the orphans of Andhra Pradesh.
Samuel’s vision is expanding. He would like to open a second orphanage in order to support more orphans. There are over 25 million orphans in India and Samuel has dedicated his life to bring hope to these children. Samuel believes that by partnering with Little Loves, he can continue to change the lives of orphans and give them hope for a bright future.
Project India is the collaboration between Little Loves and Samuel to set up a second orphanage. The goal in developing this orphanage is that the children will be able to experience the unity of family and the unconditional love of a mother. In response to God’s calling to defend the orphans and the widows (Deut. 10:18), Little Loves hopes to protect these children by providing food, shelter, education and love for each child.
Each campus will be effectively comprised of several homes that accommodate 10 -12 children. A housemother will be assigned to each home to take care of the children. There will be a large central community area for group activities, meal times, staff meetings, after school clubs, etc. Little Loves aims to foster the highest quality setting for the children to develop in a loving, communal environment.
Partner’s Information: Hope Community Trust
Organization Type: Non-Profit/School/Orphanage
Director: Zion Samuel