November
9
2016

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
October
13
2016

Bearing One Another’s Burdens with the Women of Sierra Leone

Ashley Turner, wife of Just Hope’s president, Ben Turner, joined our team on a recent leadership trip to Ghana and Sierra Leone. Ashley beautifully shares her experience at a women’s conference she led in Lunsar, Sierra Leone with Just Hope’s founder, Karen Bruton. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let… continue reading
October
12
2016

Women in West Africa “Profoundly Eager” for Female Leadership

The majority of groups working in under-developed communities around the world agree that women empowerment is the key to progress. As our work has evolved in West Africa, we have become more intentional with engaging women. In countries where being a widow can often mean being doomed to destitution, it’s especially important that women have… 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
October
6
2016

Saffie Koroma

Hero Spotlight: Saffie Koroma, Dedicated Leader, Wife and Mother

Saffie Koroma and her husband Foday have been invaluable partners to Just Hope in Lunsar, Sierra Leone, graciously inviting us into their community and facilitating our work there to train and equip pastors and their families. We’ve told you quite a bit about Foday since we began supporting his efforts, and now we want to… continue reading
September
26
2016

Business Ventures of Former Pineapple Crew Show Progress

When we wrapped up the Just Hope pineapple farm project in 2015, we knew that the end of our farm was also the beginning of new ventures for many of our crew. Their experiences with Just Hope provided inspiration, excitement and hope regarding their own capabilities for increasing their household income using agriculture. On our… 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