Remarkable people facing some of the world's most difficult living conditions are raising their hand to say they want to do their part to improve their circumstances.

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The Remarkable People We Serve

These are the extraordinary people who have received a hand up from Just Hope International through partners like you, and used it to better themselves, their family and their community. Follow their journeys.

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What We Do

Through relationships, we achieve our mission of economic empowerment using a variety of tools, based on local needs and market opportunities.

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Dominican Republic, Survival Skills Student

Just Hope Hero: Sofia, Abuse Survivor, Wants to Help Others

When Sofia was 13, she and her sister were taken to an orphanage by the national adoption authority in the Dominican Republic. The girls’ mother moved away when Sofia was 8 and they were left to live with their stepfather. For five years, the girls were abused, often locked in the house alone and were… continue reading

Just Hope, South Sudan

Letter from the President – March 2017

In April of 2006 I experienced what it is like to flee. I realized I was in the path of an F-3 tornado that seemed to appear out of nowhere from behind a tree line. I saw it just as it was destroying a local community college campus. A colleague and I turned off of… continue reading
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Prayer Needs

Orphanage Leaders Unite

Project: Survival Skills in Dominican Republic
Location: La Romana, Dominican Republic

We pray for unity amongst all leaders in orphanages. The enemy is against any work that helps an orphan – who are at the center of God’s heart. We need prayer for everyone to work together with one heart.

New English Language Training Curriculum

Project: Survival Skills in Panama
Location: Arraijan and Colon, Panama

Our new English language training curriculum is almost completed, but we need one final push to make sure it is ready for the start of the second year of the Survival Skills program in Panama. We ask God for energy and perseverance for our teachers as they prepare.
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