Tag Archive: Conservation Agriculture


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

Local African street

Changed Perspectives: An Entrepreneur Asks Tough Questions and Gets Unexpected Answers (Guest Post from Matthew)

A successful entrepreneur from Nashville joined the Just Hope leadership team on a recent trip to Uganda. We invited him to share his experience with you. I had the opportunity to work with Just Hope International during one of their trips to northern Uganda. We were meeting with local organizations in order to assess their… 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

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

Hero Spotlight: Pastor Gborie Loves His Neighbors with a Servant’s Heart

Some people in leadership positions will “go along to get along,” but true leaders refuse to let go of a vision when they are convicted. Pastor Aiah Mark Gborie ( pronounced bor-ee) is the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Fellowship, the “mega-church” of Lunsar, Sierra Leone. Pastor Gborie initially learned about sustainable conservation agriculture techniques… continue reading

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