March
18
2016

Hero Spotlight: Joseph Yaw Konnor

What do you do when your children want to go to school, but you won’t have the money to pay for the required fees until next month when your crop matures? That’s the kind of quandary Joseph and his fellow neighbors in Ejumapa, Ghana, faced. Diligent farmers and traders, they needed a way to cash… continue reading
February
15
2016

David Dyer

David Dyer joins Team Ghana

The Just Hope Ghana team has hired David Dyer as Farmer Advocate. David will be responsible for training groups of farmers in organizational, agricultural, and financial skills, helping them maximize their yields and sustaining their income. A graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, David has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He also… continue reading
January
8
2016

January Project Roundup

Ghana Our nine VSLA groups, representing about 199 people, continue to thrive in Ghana. Peter has hired two more farmer advocates to ramp up our agriculture work in the area, and Joshua has been training them. Collins continues to work in the demonstration plot and build personal relationships with area farmers. He is also working… continue reading
December
22
2015

December Project Round-up: From Motorbikes to Bananas

Ghana Our VSLA effort now includes 182 people (more than a fourth of them women) in nine groups! We have another group in the early formation stage and expect it to launch soon. Some of the groups have progressed to issuing their first loans, for investments like pesticides, seeds, school fees and inventory for petty… continue reading
December
4
2015

Letter From the President (December 2015)

Letter From the President It is an exciting time at Just Hope. We are growing and it is thrilling to be undertaking new projects. As we grow, we have to remember our mission. The mission of Just Hope International is to make an impact that lasts by empowering remarkable people who face some of the… continue reading
November
28
2015

Giving Tuesday: Give a Hand up

Give differently this #GivingTuesday. First things first: what is Giving Tuesday? It’s a worldwide day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, people around the world are celebrating generosity by giving to a cause they care about. In honor of Giving Tuesday, we’re launching a brand new campaign, and we hope you’ll celebrate with… continue reading
November
18
2015

Photo Journal: Planting the First Demonstration Plot in Ghana with Sesa Mu

This past summer, a primary component of our work in Ghana was to partner with local farmers to plant several demonstration plots of various crops. Using demonstration plots enables us to win the trust of the people in the area and show them alternative farming techniques they can use on their small holding farms. Under the… continue reading
November
18
2015

Pastors in Lunsar

November Project Roundup: New Businesses in Bauya, Selling Shoes in Honduras, VSLAs Saving Members Money

AFRICA Ghana We are now working with 98 people through VSLA groups, 34 of them women.We are finding it slightly harder to involve women than men, because most women farmers see themselves too busy at home, in the field and in their trading businesses to commit to a weekly meeting. However, we are hearing about… continue reading