December
5
2014

Second Annual Report From the Field Photo Gallery

We would like to express a big “thank you!” to everyone who attended our Report From the Field and Open House earlier this week. A Report From the Field summary will be made available soon on our web site, if you were unable to attend or would like to share with others the remarks of… continue reading
November
21
2014

Pineapple, one year later

This time last year we were delighted to announce that our first pineapple crop was in the ground in Sierra Leone! Neatly lined rows of “suckers” stood in the November sun at the end of the rainy season, beginning their 18-month journey from seedling to fruit. [See second photo, above.] Our partner Africa Felix Juice… continue reading
September
23
2014

Workers wash hands to prevent Ebola

Saidu Conteh and Abu Bangura, two of our workers in Sierra Leone, wash their hands in a chlorine bleach/water solution as an Ebola-prevention measure. The nationwide three-day lockdown ended yesterday.
July
14
2014

Karen’s “ah-ha!” moment in Peru

Just Hope founder Karen Bruton had her “ah-ha!” moment in Peru in 2007, where she helped deliver guinea pigs, chickens and seeds to a group of people rebuilding their lives after decades of Shining Path terrorist attacks killed thousands and left behind years of economic ruin. By helping people change their own destiny, Karen saw… continue reading
July
10
2014

The perseverance of Samuel Banda, artist

There’s a man who will live eternally in my memory as the most impressive example of human triumph over adversity I may ever know. His name is Samuel Banda, and I met him on my first trip to Malawi in 2008. He stood near my living quarters in Lilongwe alongside several paintings of his own,… continue reading
April
11
2014

Installing Water Filtration Systems in Thailand

In northern Thailand, most of the people collect rain in barrels to use for drinking, cooking and irrigation. When that water runs out, they turn to nearby fish ponds that are quite polluted with animal waste. In pre-existing concrete pumping houses, we installed 30 double osmosis water filtration systems, which remove pathogens and reduce water-borne illnesses… continue reading
April
9
2014

Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, a brutal 12-year civil war destroyed infrastructure and reduced the nation’s people to among the poorest in the world. Near the village of Bauya, in the Kongbora chiefdom, Just Hope has identified pineapple farming as an income opportunity. We are leveraging local farming skills, assisting with start-up needs and connecting farmers to… continue reading
December
11
2010

Digging Wells in Malawi

Over the course of two years between 2007 and 2009, Just Hope dug nine wells in remote villages in Malawi, where clean water was a scarce resource. Our final work in Malawi was installing a solar powered pumping system to one of those wells, making it possible for people to grow food during Malawi’s dry… continue reading