Hidden Hearts Foundation

About Us

The Beginning

In 2005, when Floyd and Kim Wilson  first established Hidden Hearts Foundation, the purpose was to raise funds to bring hope, protection and assistance to many homeless children in various Children's Shelters in Texas. Today, they continue to support many shelters in the area, but their main focus is the education and support of children in Tanzania. By providing a safe shelter at Osiligi Orphanage and a loving family to act as parents, they hope to give these kids encouragement  for a better life and a happy future.  The children that they have taken in have been either abandoned by their families or have lost their families to sickness, disease or accident (most of which could have been prevented).   

We Are...

Hidden Hearts Foundation is an organization focused on the health, education and development of children who live in the extremely poor conditions of Tanzania, Africa.        

Our mission is to provide a safe shelter for these kids through the completion in 2017 of Emmy's House @ Osiligi Orphanage.  We are committed to educating and empowering these children by improving the quality of education they receive in order to fulfill their potential, achieve their future goals and make a difference in their families and communities.

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we thank you. Our goals could not be accomplished without the help of generous supporters and friends like you. 


Country Managers

Michael and his wife Hedaya are Hidden Hearts' Country Managers.  These amazing people in sacrifice time and energy to lovingly teach each of these special orphans how to love, honor, and respect each other.  Hedaya makes sure that these children keep up with their homework in addition to counseling them through emotional issues. 

Osiligi Orphanage

Michael is working hard to build a new addition to the recently finished orphanage. This new building  will be a computer lab and study hall for the children.  In addition, Michael and Hedaya work tirelessly to run and manage all of the monthly expenses needed to keep Osiligi Orphanage running smoothly.



Aggness is my name. I am 13 years old. I like reading books. I dislike bad manners. My favorite colors are orange and pink. My  favorite food is pilau. I like reading and playing safe games. My favorite subjects are mathematics and science. My favorite animals are lions and giraffes. I would like to become a teacher some day. Hidden Hearts (Kim) thank you, if not for you, I would be in an early marriage. Now I and the best in school. Thank you


My name is Lucia. I'm 12 years old. I like dancing, singing and playing netball. My favorite animals are elephants and giraffes. I dislike stealing. My favorite music is gospel. My favorite subjects are English, Kiswahili, mathematics and social studies. I like the colors red, yellow and pink. I would like to become a model some day. Hidden Hearts Foundation...you are my everything.


My name is Glory. I'm 11 years old. My school is St. Monica. I'm in class 3. I like playing football. My favorite color is green. My favorite animal is the elephant. My favorite subject is English. In sports, I like basketball. In food, I like rice.  I would like to be a lawyer someday. Hidden Hearts "Asante Sana" (Thank you)


My name is Shedrack. I'm 11 years old. I like reading a Bible. My favorite color is red. My favorite animal is a monkey and my favorite subjects are science and mathematics. In sports, I like football. My favorite music is gospel. I dislike bad behavior. I would like to become a pastor some day. Hidden Hearts...you're the best.


I'm Simon. I'm 10 years old. I like reading storybooks. My favorite colors are read, blue, and purple. And my favorite food is rice and beans. In sports, I like football, volleyball and basketball. My favorite subjects are mathematics , science and social studies. My favorite music is gospel. I would like to become a pilot some day.


My name is Johnson. I'm 11 years old. I like drawing, playing football and dance. My favorite sports are yoga and soccer. My favorite animals are lions and tigers. My favorite color is blue. My favorite subjects are mathematics, science and English. I would like to be a doctor some day. Thank you Hidden Hearts Foundation for supporting me.


Attends Northwest University in Kirkland, WA on partial academic & athletic scholarships. As a junior with exemplary grades, he is working har to graduation with a pre-med degree. Read below about his position as Youth Director for Hidden Hearts Foundation.


Attends the International School in Moshi and a partial academic scholarship. As a high school junior, her work ethic is superior and she is studying to become a nurse or teacher. Ernesta has been recently selected to represent her school as a delegate to the East African Model United Nations. This conference is designed to empower the youth of today to become leaders of tomorrow.


Attends St Constantine's International School in Arusha. Elijah excels in science. He enjoys piano, taekwondo, and soccer.


Summer Mission Trip 2018

A mission trip is scheduled for June 8-23rd, 2018 to visit Arusha, Tanzania and surrounding areas.  If you are interested please contact our Youth Director.

Youth Director

Stephano Musa Zakayo is our Youth Director and will be leading a group to Tanzania this summer 2018.  The group he led was a huge success last year by building a chicken coup at the orphanage and teaching english and music at the there and in various villages in the area. They were also able to purchase a sewing machine for the orphanage and several musical instruments. A new computer lab was started, but needs volunteer help in order to be completed sometime next year.

What you will do

Plans have begun to establish a vegetable garden at the Orphanage with a surrounding fence to keep predators away.  Ideally we would like to also set up a library area with books and CD's for the children's use and learning.  To end the trip we will visit an authentic Masaai Village and go on a 1-2 day safari close to Arusha, Tanzania.

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Sending a check to HIDDEN HEARTS FOUNDATION 4404 Mirador Dr. Austin, TX 78735 assures that 100% of your donation is used to send students to school and provide funds for the operation of  Osiligi Orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. 

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Hidden Hearts Foundation

4404 Mirador Drive, Austin, TX 78735, US

(512) 535-1493


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed