August
1
2018

Sierra Leone Field Updates

By: Travis Trull, Program Manager – Entrepreneurship Development When my plane touched down in Sierra Leone last November, I didn’t know what to expect. It is a beautiful country with rolling hills, dense brush, winding rivers and swampy valleys. It has a complicated history—corruption, war, a crumbled economy and infrastructure. But standing center stage are… continue reading
March
1
2018

Men and Women in Sierra Leone Building Grain Storage Building

Sierra Leone Farmers Turn a Hand Up from Just Hope into Big Plans for Their Future

After successful harvests using the sustainable conservation agriculture techniques taught by Just Hope, the Balema and Madihoi Savings Groups in Bauya, Sierra Leone started making exciting plans for the future, strategizing for how they would capitalize on their initial success. Both of these groups participated successfully in our seed loan program last year. Each group… continue reading
February
28
2018

February 2018 Program Roundup

Across our programs, the people we serve are continuing to inspire us with their commitment to building a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Balema and Madihoi Working Together as Savings Groups and Farmers Construction of the grain storage building in Bauya, Sierra Leone is progressing well. As the Balema and Madihoi Savings… continue reading
February
21
2018

Widows in Jeremie, Haiti

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Resilient and Determined Widows Reclaim Hope Through Empowerment in Haiti

Hundreds of women in Jeremie, Haiti were left widowed and destitute in the wake of Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The destructive storm not only wiped out many of their businesses, leaving them without any stable means of making an income, it broke their self-confidence and hope. Their families, with eight dependents on average, often went… continue reading
January
26
2018

Local African street

Changed Perspectives: An Entrepreneur Asks Tough Questions and Gets Unexpected Answers (Guest Post from Matthew)

A successful entrepreneur from Nashville joined the Just Hope leadership team on a recent trip to Uganda. We invited him to share his experience with you. I had the opportunity to work with Just Hope International during one of their trips to northern Uganda. We were meeting with local organizations in order to assess their… continue reading
January
26
2018

Survival Skills class in Dominican Republic.

January 2018 Program Roundup

Great things happen when people work together. Across our programs, the people we serve are stepping up and taking ownership of the knowledge, training and tools they have received to reach their personal goals and benefit their communities. Balema and Madihoi Working Together as Savings Groups and Farmers The Balema and Madihoi Savings Groups and… continue reading
January
26
2018

Les Cayes Widows

Just Hope International Expands Widows Empowerment Program in Haiti

Just Hope International, with private donations, announces the expansion of its program to economically empower widows whose businesses were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 in Haiti. Prior to Hurricane Matthew, the widows were street vendors supporting more than six dependents each. The program will now serve widows in Les Cayes, Haiti, and is an… continue reading
January
11
2018

Harry teaching English to Survival Skills student

Harry helps Survival Skills students unlock new opportunities in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, Just Hope’s Survival Skills teacher Harry Gomez is empowering our Survival Skills students to unlock their own doors to new employment opportunities by teaching English as a second language. Harry’s Road to Teaching Born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, Harry was raised by his mother, a pediatrician,… continue reading