About Our Work
Officially established in New York City in 2018
from its more informal beginnings in 2015, HRD is the result of friends and community pulling together to find a way to help those less fortunate. Losing loved ones throughout the war ignited our desire to help others in Yemen who have suffered through meaningful initiatives. Our initial project was opening Mercy Bakeries with the goal to provide at least 2,000 loaves of bread a day to families in need.
We approach all our initiatives with a family-helping-family philosophy, as everything we do makes an impact on the life of every family member. Our team is made up of staff and volunteers who are passionate about development and fostering change, particularly those living in the communities where we work. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by the war in Yemen and other parts of the world through a range of sustainable projects, providing tangible results with a positive impact. We are registered on GuideStar, which reports on the transparency of nonprofit organizations and provides more information about us.