HOPE International invests in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as we proclaim and live the Gospel. They do this by providing financial services like biblically based training, savings services, and microfinance loans as they share the hope of Christ in 17 countries around the world.
Why Are Christ-Centered Financial Services Needed?
HOPE International believes families in poverty have the God-given talents and skills to provide for their families. What they don’t have is a lump sum of money to invest in their potential—by paying school fees, saving for the future, or investing in businesses.
- 2 billion people around the world do not have access to financial services.
- 91 percent of adults in high-income countries have an account compared to just 28 percent in low-income countries.
- Only 2.7% of microfinance institution clients are served by Christian organizations.
To learn more about HOPE International and their mission to spread the love of Christ while restoring dignity and breaking the cycle of poverty, visit their website:Learn More About HOPE International
Ways To Get Involved
In the face of overwhelming global need, it’s easy to feel paralyzed. As believers, we know we’re called to act – but what do we do? You are invited to take a first step by symbolically slipping into the shoes of men and women living in poverty, to gain a greater understanding of what it’s like from the inside.
The HOPE Poverty Simulation is a 2 1/2-hour, immersive, experiential learning opportunity designed to help participants symbolically experience the realities of a lifetime spent living in poverty. Over the course of the simulation, you will be confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the complex, everyday realities that men and women living in poverty are forced to grapple with. This experience will benefit anyone interested in learning more about engaging in global poverty.
Please wear clothing suitable for sitting on the ground and closed-toe shoes. The simulation is appropriate for ages 14+.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6 – 8:30 PM
718 N Washington Ave. #306
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Donate To HOPE International
Have you ever wondered what it looks like when HOPE invests in the dreams of families? This video will walk you through the process. Learn how the good news is shared, training is provided and bibilically-based financial services are given to families around the world. The great news is the model is fully sustainable.
Join HOPE to invest in the dreams of men and women around the world as they find their soul’s satisfaction in Christ and become dignified, hope-filled providers in their families and communities.Donate To HOPE
Pray For The HOPE Network
Sign up to receive monthly prayer updates and get links to videos like this one that allow you to see HOPE’s work in action.
Join us in a 4-minute video prayer for Ukraine. We’ll pray for clients served by HOPE Ukraine, as well as members of HOPE’s savings program among the Roma, a marginalized community in Ukraine.Pray for HOPE
HOPE hosts events all of the United States to introduce people to their organization and to meet their ongoing supports. They would love to meet you in person at one of their events across the country. These events are a great opportunity to support the cause, meet HOPE staff, and network with other friends of HOPE. Last year a group from the WHY Church went to the annual HOPE breakfast which was held in October.
Several events like an annual breakfast are held each year in Minneapolis. For more info on events coming up in our area, visit their website:Attend a HOPE Event
Go on a HOPE Vision Trip
There’s no better way to catch the vision of HOPE International than to see firsthand how lives are being changed. Attending a HOPE Trip will give you the opportunity to see microenterprise development from the eyes of clients, local staff, and church leaders. Trips normally last three days—perfect for those with limited time. Experience the ministry of HOPE and their partners and learn how you can join us in transforming lives around the world.View Upcoming HOPE Trips