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Vista Hermosa Foundation


Vista Hermosa Foundation was established by Ralph and Cheryl Broetje in 1990 to carry out the mission of "bearing fruit that will last."  In addition to supporting local education programs in the Vista Hermosa community, VHF invests in the development of holistic, sustainable communities in East Africa, India, Haiti, Mexico, and the United States. 

With the goal of nurturing the dreams and potentials of others, we prioritize the following areas: 
  1. Access to Education/ Youth Development
  2. Community / Leadership Development
  3. Rural and Agri-Business Development
Access to Education / Youth Development
Haiti Partners -- Children's Academy, Haiti
Mona Foundation -- New Horizon School, Haiti
CDC -- girls' residential program, Mexico
Esperanza -- training center, Mexico
Dalit Freedom Network -- education centers, India
Oasis India -- Punganur training center, India
ALARM -- Pader Technical School, Uganda
Stephen's Children -- boys' program, Egypt
Jubilee Leadership Academy -- boys' home, USA             info
NHCLC -- 'Education is the Key' program, WA

Community / Leadership Development
Beyond Borders -- model communities, Haiti
Fonkoze -- Path to a Better Life, Haiti
Fundacion Leon -- capacity building, Mexico
Good Shepherd -- prevent human trafficking, India
Food for Hungry/YWAM -- outreach, India
Operation Equip -- women's empowerment, India
SLEC Intl -- servant leadership training, Kenya                info
AFSC -- farmworker rights initiative, USA
CCDA -- indigenous leadership/advocacy, USA
Nat'l Immigration Forum -- evangelical table, USA
Sojourners -- welcoming the stranger, USA

Rural and Agri-Business Development

Groundswell/PDL -- peasant organizations, Haiti
Plant with Purpose -- sustainable agric, Mexico                 info
Amanecer/RCPP -- small farmer network, Mexico
World Vision -- integrated tree cropping, Mexico
Puente a la Salud Comunitaria -- amaranth, Mexico
Agros Intl -- regional development, Nicaragua
EcoViva -- ag-ecology, Honduras
IDEX/GRAVIS  --  food security, Thar Desert, India
IDEX/Sahyog Santhan -- community develop, India
World Vision -- Vidarbha farmer livelihoods, India           info
Mercy Corps -- potato and dairy farmers, India
World Vision -- WASH project, Kenya
Catholic Relief Services -- food security, Kenya
Care of Creation -- Farming God's Way, Kenya                   info
Partners Worldwide -- agri-business, E.Africa
MEDA -- EDGET rice/textiles, Ethiopia