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.

Where We Serve

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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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Hero Spotlight: Maria overcomes her past and pursues her passion

When Maria was born, her mother was addicted to drugs, and when Maria was 22 days old, her mother abandoned her. Her older sister, who had already started her own family, took custody of Maria and moved to La Romana, Dominican Republic. Her sister’s husband worked, but there was not enough money for Maria or… continue reading

August 2017 Program Roundup

Haiti An inspiring business development program has given a “hand up” to entrepreneurs in Jeremie, Haiti with the goal of reviving the local economy and giving back to the community. This capital investment program is creating a lasting impact by encouraging each participant to analyze ways they can develop personally and contribute to their communities while… continue reading
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Prayer Needs

Identifying Leadership Potential

Project: Growing and Saving
Location: Bauya, Sierra Leone

Our Agriculture Training and Savings Groups teams in West Africa are working to identify leadership potential in their program participants. Join us as we pray for the wisdom to identify the characteristics they need to lead well. Pray we will find individuals who want to grow and empower others in their communities through teaching and sharing.

Use the Hard Times to Push Forward in a Positive Direction

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

As part of their lesson in spiritual growth, Survival Skills students in the Dominican Republic wrote on a sheet of paper what has hurt them in life and what they wish to heal and overcome. After, they went outside to burn the paper and participated in a prayer of healing. These students’ difficult pasts often include abuse, violence and trauma – healing and learning to cope are important preparation for their future. We ask God to help these students heal from their past, and pray that they can learn how to use the hard times to push forward in a positive direction.
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The hand up you provide could be the turning point for an individual who has expressed a genuine desire to improve his or her circumstances.