Men and Women in Sierra Leone Building Grain Storage Building

Sierra Leone Farmers Turn a Hand Up from Just Hope into Big Plans for Their Future

After successful harvests using the sustainable conservation agriculture techniques taught by Just Hope, the Balema and Madihoi Savings Groups in Bauya, Sierra Leone started making exciting plans for the future, strategizing for how they would capitalize on their initial success. Both of these groups participated successfully in our seed loan program last year. Each group… continue reading

February 2018 Program Roundup

Across our programs, the people we serve are continuing to inspire us with their commitment to building a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. Balema and Madihoi Working Together as Savings Groups and Farmers Construction of the grain storage building in Bauya, Sierra Leone is progressing well. As the Balema and Madihoi Savings… continue reading

Survival Skills class in Dominican Republic.

January 2018 Program Roundup

Great things happen when people work together. Across our programs, the people we serve are stepping up and taking ownership of the knowledge, training and tools they have received to reach their personal goals and benefit their communities. Balema and Madihoi Working Together as Savings Groups and Farmers The Balema and Madihoi Savings Groups and… 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

September 2017 Program Roundup

From the closing ceremony celebration for 18 of our Survival Skills students in the Dominican Republic to positive results coming from the entrepreneurs in Haiti, we have had a month full of growing and learning as we serve remarkable men, women and children around the world. Agriculture Training Local authorities in Bauya, Sierra Leone have… 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

Grace Boakye, Ghana

Hero Spotlight: Grace Boakye Saves Money to Build Her Business and Provide for Her Family in Ghana

For Grace Boakye, being poor may likely have contributed to the death of her first baby, who died in childbirth. Not being able to afford a visit to the hospital, Grace’s options were limited when complications arose during delivery, and her baby could not be saved. Now a 29-year-old mother of three children aged 10,… continue reading