March
22
2017

Survival Skills Student, Panama

Hero Spotlight: Hope and Survival Skills Erase Maritza’s Fear in Panama

Violence, abuse, illness and poverty have plagued the lives of many of the young girls now found in the orphanages we serve in Panama. Without the skills to care for themselves and live independently, many fear what their futures hold. With the skills and encouragement that Just Hope’s Survival Skills program provides through teaching, mentoring… continue reading
February
22
2017

groundnut harvest

The All-Woman Groundnut Plot Results Are In!

In international development work, it’s widely accepted that empowering women should be a deliberate strategy with any approach. Regardless of the lack of official power that women hold in various countries around the world, the practical power they have in their households and communities is undeniable. Several women in the countries we serve are emerging as… continue reading
February
17
2017

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February 2017 Project Roundup

Bauya, Sierra Leone Activities in Bauya continue to focus on compost maintenance and training. This participation is important because it addresses several needs. First, it creates a little to no-cost fertilizer that will be needed in the upcoming planting season. (The high cost of chemical fertilizers makes them unattainable by most farmers we work with.)… continue reading
February
14
2017

Alfred Matita, Bauya, Sierra Leone

Hero Spotlight: Alfred “Africa” Mattia, Overcoming Obstacles and Reaping Rewards

Alfred Mattia, known in his community as “Africa,” is Bauya’s official Town Crier, spreading important community news from household to household. To supplement his income, he farms – and has been one of the most passionate and engaged learners we have come across at Just Hope. “Africa” lives with a deformed arm and leg that… continue reading
February
1
2017

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A Day in the Life in Ghana

No matter where you are in the world, all of us spend our days completing routine tasks to meet our needs and those of the people we care for. Preparing an evening meal, getting the kids off to school, meeting with friends, and managing finances are a few of the activities that might make up your… continue reading
January
26
2017

Bauya, Sierra Leone, Composting

January 2017 Project Roundup

Bauya, Sierra Leone Compost training is underway in the Bauya region and the process is proving successful for the Mobonoh village, which turned their first compost this month. Creating their own compost gives the farmers an extremely affordable way to improve the quality of their crops, and they can even sell it for a profit…. continue reading
January
23
2017

Joanna, Dominican Republic

Hero Spotlight: Joanna Henriquez, Answering God’s Call in the Dominican Republic

Without exception, the local people we employ are not only technically qualified for their jobs, they also bring an extraordinary degree of passion and personal investment that makes them ideally suited for working with people eager for a hand up. Joanna Henriquez is our Survival Skills teacher in the Dominican Republic, where she teaches 35… continue reading
December
26
2016

Letter From the President – December 2016

During this season of thanksgiving and celebration, we are grateful to Just Hope supporters for the ability to provide education and opportunity to people facing extraordinary circumstances. The work itself, and the dignifying way in which we attempt to go about it, is returning strong results and it is incredibly rewarding. We are blessed as… continue reading