Certified Retirement Financial Advisor Darcy Bergen serves as the president and managing partner of Bergen Financial Group, a private advisory firm in Arizona. Darcy Bergen’s leadership skills and commitment to excellence extend to charitable initiatives such as Bergen’s Mission, where he serves as a treasurer.
Based in Africa, Bergen’s Mission is a nonprofit that helps children and orphans experiencing poverty to find safe and permanent homes. Bergen’s Mission has close ties with Hope for the Nations, also known simply as HOPE. This charitable institution provides shelter, food, healthcare, and education to at-risk children.
When an earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, thousands of schools were severely damaged causing approximately a million children to lose safe classrooms in which to continue their education. HOPE partnered with Small World to set up temporary structures that would allow at-risk children to continue learning amidst the tragedy. Now, HOPE and Small World are seeking to raise CAD 30,000 in funding to construct a stable and permanent school so that the children and teachers no longer have to stay in unsafe buildings.
A Certified Retirement Financial Advisor, Darcy Bergen serves as president and managing partner of Bergen Financial Group, an independent advisory firm based in Arizona. Darcy Bergen is also dedicated to helping people in need and serves as a treasurer for Bergen’s Mission, a charity whose founders worked with Hope for the Nations in Kenya.
Hope for the Nations, or HOPE, is a charity institution providing caring homes, education, and healthcare to at-risk children around the world. With the help of HOPE’s agent in East Africa, Justice Rising, the organization has raised more than $150,000 to provide education to children in communities affected by war.
Justice Rising estimates there are more than 3 million out-of-school children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Africa. The donation will assist the organization as it seeks to build 40 new schools, develop educational programs, and empower local leaders to promote peace in their respective communities.
The president and founder of Bergen Financial Group, Darcy Bergen possesses over two decades of experience as a financial advisor. Darcy Bergen is also deeply committed to philanthropic work and serves as treasurer for his family’s Kenya-based charity Bergen Mission. The organization is one of many groups working alongside the children-focused nonprofit, Hope for the Nations (HFTN), which works with partner agencies throughout East Africa.
Operating in the poverty-stricken Soweto area of Nairobi, the HFTN affiliate Hope Bright Future Centre has provided education and nutrition programs serving youth since 2002. The center partners with Emanuel Children’s Home, a local orphanage, and relies on volunteers to lead classes, fundraise, and organize school activities.
Over 200 students between the ages of 3 and 15 years old benefit from the center’s programming. Alongside free schooling and after-school programs, the center runs an entrepreneurship curriculum focused on animal husbandry. All students are also provided healthy meals and are cared for by a supportive, qualified staff.
Darcy Bergen, an experienced financial advisor, is the founder of Bergen Financial Group, an advisory firm with offices throughout Arizona. Darcy Bergen is also the treasurer of the nonprofit Bergen’s Mission, which works closely with the multinational organization Hope for the Nations on development projects in East Africa.
Hope for the Nations works with partner agencies in 21 countries that focus on community development and meeting the healthcare needs of numerous populations. One partner agency, Out of the Ashes, is based in Kitale, Kenya, a town near the Ugandan border. Nearly 60 percent of the town’s residents face extreme poverty and cannot access routine healthcare. To address this need, Out of the Ashes established a street-based medicine program in 2009. In 2011 the organization was able to open a small clinic and provide more substantive medical treatment.
As a result of generous donations, the clinic has been able to hire three staff members and modernize their medical equipment. The clinic treats as many as 25 patients each day. Currently, Out of the Ashes is seeking donations to build a larger medical facility and purchase a vehicle to facilitate healthcare for those living in remote areas.
Darcy Bergen applies his knowledge in financial planning as the president and owner of Bergen Financial Group. Apart from his professional career, Darcy Bergen participates in charity work as the treasurer of Bergen’s Mission USA, Inc.
The mission began in rural Kenya, where missionary workers John and Eloise Bergen worked for another nonprofit organization called Hope for the Nations. In 2008, the couple was based in Kitale, a farming town in Kenya’s rift valley, when their farm house was broken into and they were attacked in by a group of eight armed men. Despite sustaining physical injuries and emotional trauma, the Bergens decided to establish Bergen’s Mission USA, Inc.
The mission focuses on providing aid for orphanages and other community-based projects in Kenya. With their organization, the Bergens were able to transform their harrowing experience into an inspiring story of dedication to missionary work. They tell more about their story and their charity work in their published book Forgiveness in the Face of Terror.