April
24
2017

Ghana, Savings Groups, Conservation Agriculture

April 2017 Program Roundup

Ghana This month brought about the true convergence of the conservation agriculture training and Savings Groups. We saw the development of trust and relationships with both farmers and our teams on the ground. Now, momentum is growing and one of the savings groups has divided themselves into two agriculture sub-groups with the goal of learning… continue reading
April
5
2017

Bauya, Sierra Leone, Model Plot

March 2017 Program Roundup

Bauya, Sierra Leone The team in Bauya is a beehive of activity as they juggle 13 savings groups (203 participant, 60% women), 13 agriculture model plots and more than half a dozen composts! As the dry season draws closer to its end, they are working hard to have the existing and extension model plots ready… continue reading
March
22
2017

Bananas, Honduras

Exiting With Love in Honduras

As we wrap up work on several projects in Honduras, we are experiencing those bittersweet moments when we part ways with people we love and respect, but joyfully bolstered by the confidence that they are on new paths to economic security for themselves, and promising growth for their communities. In Progreso, we wish God’s blessings… continue reading
February
22
2017

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
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
October
10
2016

October 2016 Project Roundup

Get the latest updates on our projects around the world. Ghana David Dyer reports that we are now working with 27 savings groups. Participation continues to be strong, with many groups entering into a second savings cycle. Last month we reported that our second savings group, Adwumapa, completed their first year-long cycle. They have now… continue reading
September
22
2016

September Project Roundup

This is a busy season at Just Hope International! See what’s happening at our projects around the world… Ghana The hard work of our Ghana team, as well as the success of the groups themselves, continue to attract people to the savings groups. They are now 529 participants strong, 268 of them women. This month, our… continue reading
August
26
2016

Hero Spotlight: Pastor Sullay and the Ebola Widows

Joseph Koroma is a pastor in Sierra Leone who attended our initial agriculture trainings in the Lunsar area in March 2016. In May, we told you about how he was so excited by the possibilities offered by conservation agriculture, he immediately returned to his church and began teaching his congregants, who are mostly Ebola widows…. continue reading