Welcome to The Hope Foundation Ireland

The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata, some of the most underprivileged in India, as well as their families and communities. HOPE works to effect immediate and lasting change in their lives.

By extending support to children and their communities via 60 on the ground projects, HOPE provides sustainable holistic solutions to their protection and development. By providing healthcare, counselling and education, HOPE ensures children in its care enter adulthood equipped with the tools and support they need to live healthy and happy lives.

To date HOPE has helped over 3 million people.

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What We Do

The Hope Foundation rescues thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, helping to improve their quality of life and giving them a better future.

Funding over 60 projects, HOPE reaches out to those most forgotten and vulnerable.


We work to prevent abuse and exploitation of children by rescuing children from starvation and providing life-saving healthcare.

Drugs Rehabilitation

Solvent abuse is a major problem for many young people in Kolkata and Howrah Station is home to many homeless people.


The Hope Foundation believes that education is the passport out of poverty. It is the key to building an independent, successful life.

Vocational Training

We are committed to sustainable development. Being able to earn a living from a skill is a long term solution to poverty.


Improving the health of street children and families living in the slums of Kolkata is a priority in our fight against poverty.


The combination of malnutrition and infection is the leading cause of death among young children in developing countries.

How You Can Get Involved
Latest News

Will You Make a Christmas Promise?

HOPE Launches Their “Christmas Promise” Appeal 23 years ago our founder Maureen was volunteering in Kolkata and met some young girls who had been rescued from the streets. Witnessing the horror they had endured, Maureen made a promise to those children that she would dedicate the rest of her life to fundraising for the protection…

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Rose of Tralee Returns to Kolkata

We are delighted to welcome the newly crowned Rose of Tralee Rachel Duffy to Kolkata!  Rachel will spend this week visiting HOPE projects and meeting many of the children in our care. HOPE has a long and proud partnership with the Rose Festival and a key component of that relationship has been the annual trip…

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