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August
31
2017

Hero Spotlight: Maria overcomes her past and pursues her passion

Abandoned by her mother at 22 days old and later abused by her sister, Maria’s resilience and strength are remarkable. She refuses to let her past define her as she works to make her dream of helping others a reality. Still a high school student, she attends Just Hope Survival Skills classes and is planning… continue reading
August
23
2017

Just Hope Partners with Haitian Entrepreneurs to Create Jobs and Rebuild Communities

With countless businesses wiped out and employment options severely limited after Hurricane Matthew, many enterprising local entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands, and Just Hope is providing a “hand up” through a holistic approach to business development. Read how these men and women are providing for their families and rebuilding their communities…
August
8
2017

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

Pastor Gborie (pronounced “bor-ee”) sees the potential of sustainable conservation agriculture to reduce generational poverty in his community in Sierra Leone. While Pastor Gborie has started plots using the methods, his church members haven’t been as eager to give the process a try. But this lack of interest hasn’t slowed him down. Click here to… continue reading
July
6
2017

Survival Skills Students Concentrate on Spiritual Growth

This week, as part of their lesson in spiritual growth, the students wrote on a sheet of paper what has hurt them in life and what they wish to heal and overcome. After, they went outside to burn the paper and participated in a prayer of healing. These students’ difficult pasts often include abuse, violence… continue reading
July
6
2017

Hero Spotlight: Ghana Entrepreneurs Look to Businesses to Increase Household Income

When entrepreneurs establish profitable businesses, they create stability and opportunities for their families. The regular income is available for education and healthcare, two investments that are critical to long-term stability. Meet Prosper and Bright, two entrepreneurs who are using a “hand up” to change their family and community…
July
6
2017

Survival Skills Students Learn to Recognize Nonverbal Communication

Survival Skills students in the Dominican Republic are learning how to recognize nonverbal communication. Highlighting nuances in body language, Joanna led exercises in acting out emotions and identifying what those emotions were. Being able to identify various types of nonverbal communication is essential for the students, not only now, but as they transition into the… continue reading
July
1
2017

Sustainable Conservation Agriculture Training Programs Empowering Women

Just Hope’s Sustainable Conservation Agriculture Training Programs are empowering women across Sierra Leone and Ghana. Today, more than 55% of participation is female and that number is rising. These remarkable women are committed to building a positive future for themselves and their families.
June
30
2017

The Importance of Studying

In Malambo, students discussed effective study guidelines and the importance of studying. They reviewed ways to develop positive habits and study routines for effective learning. Walkiria led discussions about things that can be distracting such as TV, music and cell phones. Some of the students shared that they limit the number of activities they participate… continue reading