Our Story


we started

"Ps Mike and Ps Ann Hill live in Adelaide South Australia. In 1999 they were confronted with the great needs of children as they travelled through Asia.

They witnessed first-hand the terrible effects of children being discarded and abused. They saw children that had no existence other than what they could salvage from the streets were they lived. As people with compassionate hearts, with the support of their church, they took on the challenge of providing care for children in desperate need, to give them not just hope but a secure future. And so Hope Village was birthed.

The heart of Hope Village can best be summed up by this promise, found in God’s Word - The Bible - which is being fulfilled before our eyes: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29.11)"

our approach

Hope village is focused on caring for the needs of the disadvantaged of Indonesia & their communities in the following ways:

  • Meeting the 4 basic needs of children: physical, emotional, educational & spiritual
  • Empowering children to become adults contributing back to the nation of Indonesia
  • Provide assistance to families living in poverty

Our vision


The heart of what we do has been & always will be caring for children who are disadvantaged, neglected & orphaned. Currently Hope Village cares for 61 children but our vision is to grow & provide a home for upto 100 children.


Education is fundamental to improving the future of a child. Hope School currently is helping to educate over 350 children in our primary school & we will shortly open our junior high school which will educate a further 270 children. Our plans are for further growth & to establish a senior high school that will allow a further 270 children receive quality education that will help prepare them for future study or employment opportunities.


Health care should not be just for the privileged. We plan to open a medical centre that will not only provide high quality medical care to Hope Village & Hope School but additional to surrounding villages.


Education should not be just for children. Providing child care opportunities, parents can access further education & training & job opportunities. Hope Child Care Centre will give parents the chance to improve their own lives.


Not all children are destined for university. Hope Technical School will allow children (& adults) to receive training in areas such as computer studies, automotive studies, business development & many other opportunities.

Founders and Administrators

Mike & Ann Hill


Mike and Ann Hill live in Adelaide South Australia. While travelling during 1999 they were confronted with the great needs of children in Asia

Marvin & Ruth


Marvin & Ruth have grown up in the local area of Porsea. Both have attended university & have returned to manage Hope Village. Ruth & Marvin bring exceptional skills in the management area but also have a deep love for children & seeing them grow into their potential.

Aid Indonesia

Management Board

Mark Heard

(Vice Chairman)


Sonia Heard



Jen Strikwerda

(Sponorship Manager)


Sam Penaluna



Dean Huntley



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