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This Holiday Season, Be a Part of Transforming Someone’s Story

This season we celebrate the milestone of 25 years of Hope for the Nations! We’ve enjoyed reflecting upon and sharing many stories of change, which we have been honored to be a part of over the past 25 years.

 

Lasting change takes the investment of time, patience, funding, and the relentless tenacity to never give up.

Change comes in many different forms. For some it’s the transformation of an entire community by providing access to clean water, for some it’s the gift of education, while for others it’s providing them an opportunity to start their own business through micro-enterprise.

 

This Christmas we invite you to join us in making a lasting change by creating a new story for those in need — A story of opportunity and transformation.

This Holiday Season, Be a Part of Transforming Someone’s Story

This season we celebrate the milestone of 25 years of Hope for the Nations! We’ve enjoyed reflecting upon and sharing many stories of change, which we have been honored to be a part of over the past 25 years.

 

Lasting change takes the investment of time, patience, funding, and the relentless tenacity to never give up.

Change comes in many different forms. For some it’s the transformation of an entire community by providing access to clean water, for some it’s the gift of education, while for others it’s providing them an opportunity to start their own business through micro-enterprise.

 

This Christmas we invite you to join us in making a lasting change by creating a new story for those in need — A story of opportunity and transformation.

The Opportunities for Change

 

View the stories below and click the associated links to make a donation. Your support will be utilized to fund different projects around the world.

Sicanang-Water

“Sustainable Development Goal #6 calls for universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water.”

Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio. Absent, inadequate, or inappropriately managed water and sanitation services expose individuals to preventable health risks.

 

With children particularly at risk from water-related diseases, access to improved sources of water can result in better health, and therefore better school attendance, with positive longer-term consequences for their lives.

 

This year HOPE had the opportunity to be involved in providing clean, safe drinking water to a number of our programs and with your help we plan to tackle several more this year.

Fresh Water Reaches a Community of Lepers in Sicanang, Indonesia

The Sicanang region used to be the location of a hospital treating local patients stricken with leprosy and their families. Although most of the Lepers have been declared “cured”, they still settled in the area due to the discriminatory treatment and the bad stigma from their home community towards people who had suffered from leprosy. Lepers also continue to suffer from lack of medical care and chronic water pollution and shortage. In this particular community, another significant challenge is that the tide will flood the yard and partially enter the community houses, in turn the community becomes vulnerable to disease associated with hygiene and inadequate sanitation.

 

Sicanang region currently has a system of retrieving water either via wells that were supplied by the government or by purchasing the water from sellers. Unfortunately, the region is subdivided into two separate communities: an isolated community of villagers burdened with leprosy and a community of villagers without leprosy. The leper community does not have any access to the government wells and the water sellers refuse to enter and sell to the leper colony, further suppressing them.

 

Thanks to an incredible student team, who researched and fundraised tirelessly, the dream of providing clean water to this community was realized. It was our joy to support them by digging a deep borehole, and a concrete structure which houses a pump and water tank to store the water safely. They now have access to clean, unpolluted water that can be used for drinking, cooking, and cleaning.

Make a Donation to Support Clean Water Initiatives

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Jallah-Tutu-at-Grad

“Sustainable Development Goal #4 calls to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

Many developing countries still lack basic infrastructure and facilities to provide effective learning environments. Sub-Saharan Africa faces the biggest challenges: at the primary and lower secondary levels, less than half of schools have access to electricity, the Internet, computers, and basic drinking water.

 

HOPE believes that children at risk today can become tomorrow’s leaders. To help facilitate dreams of children and young leaders who will change their communities and nations, we assist our younger students with school fees, costs of uniforms and books. A scholarship program was also created to help qualified emerging leaders enhance their leadership experience through international exposure, training, and mentoring.

How a Little Support and a Lot of tenacity Makes Dreams Come True

Jala as a young boy, was forced to flee from Liberia to Ghana’s Buduburam Refugee Camp during the civil war. Conditions were horrific, overcrowding, garbage everywhere, open sewages and a lack of proper sanitation. Due to the living conditions, Jala was often very sick. Through a series of events, Jala was introduced to a Canadian named Tim who believed in him and believed he could have a bright future. Tim began to support Jala by providing funds for medication and over time Jala and Tim’s family became like one big family. In 2009, Tim travelled to Africa and had the opportunity to meet his “refugee son” for the first time.

 

Finally, in 2011, Jala resettled back in Liberia where sadly he had no family left as they had all been killed during the civil war.

 

It was at this point that something truly miraculous happened. Jala began going and sitting on the steps of the local high school every day. Each day he sat and listened to the lessons. After several months, he asked the teacher if he could try and write the grade 12 exams. To the surprise of everyone, Jala aced the exams and earned his grade 12 diploma!
After this Jala began nurses training where he graduated with much recognition. Every year he was class president and a straight A student. He graduated with his BSC for physician’s assistant with the highest GPA at a very good school. He received the highest honor in the whole school at the end of his degree and was hired immediately.

 

Jala has since completed his masters and is working on building a pharmacy on his own land to serve his community.

Make a Donation to Support Education Initiatives

Catherine

“Sustainable Development Goal #1 calls to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.”

We have all heard the old proverb: If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day; If you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.

 

HOPE believes in giving a hand up rather than a hand out. By providing small micro loans or investments into micro-enterprise we have seen incredible results. From beauty school, to farming, fishing, and even a french fry businesses, it’s amazing how micro-enterprise can free a mother from the chains of working the streets just to provide less than the basic needs for her children. Micro-enterprise breaks the cycle of poverty and brings HOPE, dignity, and a sense of pride.

 

This year HOPE had the opportunity to be involved in providing clean, safe drinking water to a number of our programs and with your help we plan to tackle several more this year.

Change Through Micro-Enterprise Becomes a Reality

Years ago, HOPE for the nations co-founder Ralph Bromley traveled to Mtwapa on Mombasa’s coast, where the mindset is “every child is for sale”. The statistics were staggering and out of this trip the idea of a project called “Give Me Time” was born. The idea behind this was to create a safe house; a 6-unit apartment built entirely from shipping containers (Akae Dwelling). Akae provides a safe shelter for women who have been working the streets and wanting to change their lifestyle.

 

Catherine was one of the girls who came to live there. The process of change often happens very slowly and over time, but with long term support, patience, and hard work, Catherine’s dream of being off the streets became a reality. Catherine began to save her own money (about 10%) and combined with HOPE’s support she was able to start her own salon business. Today she is fully off the street. Catherine gives a percentage of her money to help the other mothers and children in Akae dwelling to work towards their goals as well.

Make a Donation to Support Micro-Enterprise Initiatives

Foundations

of the Future

children at risk becoming
children of change

Annual Cost - $ 100,000

Our Pillar Program raises funds for the essential foundational elements of Hope for the Nations. As an NGO, HOPE requires funding in order to provide support for the numerous agents and projects all over the world.

By donating to the Pillar Program, you’re making the decision to support HOPE at its very foundations, enabling us to continue supporting and coordinating projects to the betterment of the global community.