A trip to the Caribbean in 1994 to repair an orphanage altered the course of Wayne Fowler’s life. He knew his team of volunteers had improved the living conditions for several children.
But that was not enough for him. He wanted to do more. He wanted to change the world.
He believed in the words of Margaret Meade who said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Those words inspired him to assemble a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens who together with his brother, Father Joe Fowler founded Hand in Hand Ministries in 1999.1994
Operating out of the rectory basement in Louisville’s Holy Trinity Parish, Hand in Hand Ministries, LLC is established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Hand in Hand supported partners in Belize and Nicaragua.1999
First Home Built through Building for Change Program in Belize
First Immersion Trip to Auxier Center2002
The center serving children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS includes a pre-school, daycare and nurse’s station2004
Pathway to Change gives children from impoverished backgrounds an opportunity to experience and expanded well-rounded education.2004