December 2017 Program Roundup

We are excited to see change happening across our programs as the people we serve choose to use the knowledge, training and tools they have received, and then pass it along to their neighbors, friends and communities. Savings Groups Our newest Just Hope team member, Travis Trull, traveled to Ghana and Sierra Leone to visit Savings… continue reading

November 2017 Program Roundup

Bringing Our Economic Empowerment Programs to Uganda This month the Just Hope team traveled to Uganda to plan the expansion of our programs there. They completed the due diligence necessary to structure and manage our programs in healthy, sustainable ways that ensure the people we serve have ownership, and that the impact of the program extends… continue reading

October 2017 Program Roundup

Hands up and hats off to the remarkable men, women, and children who have shown us what empowerment can do. From the men and women willing and ready to take on the new challenge of farming ginger to our Survival Skills students navigating the way to their future, this month has been one of incredible… 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

conservation agriculture plot, Sierra Leone

June 2017 Program Roundup

Bauya & Lunsar, Sierra Leone Program success is seen in different ways and at different speeds in the locations we serve. The Tamaraneh group in Kerefay, Sierra Leone, is an example of wonderful current success by a group of farmers who together work to a high standard to produce a crop of groundnuts. The plot… continue reading

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

Survival Skills Students Share Their Thoughts

Several of our students in the Survival Skills program in Panama wrote notes about what the program has meant to them and what they have learned. We’d like to share a few highlights with you. “I learned how to use a knife, and I got to learn about a restaurant and what they have to… continue reading

November Project Roundup

Panama We visited both groups of girls in Panama this month to celebrate the completion of our first Survival Skills pilot program. We spent some time with Karen Robinson, our new English teacher in Colon. She is completely fluent, an excellent translator, and has a deep conviction to help the girls become independent. During our… continue reading