Yu Yan’s Story

Yu Yan’s Story

Yu Yan’s Story In 1983, Yu Yan* began working as a painting apprentice for a construction company in East Asia*. As she gained skills in her trade, she eventually decided to venture out and start her very own painting company. It was very hard economically, but...
Brick By Brick

Brick By Brick

Brick By Brick Homes for HOPE partners with the building industry to invest in places like Zambia, where 54% of the population lives below the poverty line, and people are faced with impossible choices – like whether to purchase nutritious food or send a child to...
Grace Amid Lockdown

Grace Amid Lockdown

Grace Amid Lockdown Jofrey Mbemba's entrepreneurial dreams were put on pause. Still, he is hopeful, knowing that God is with him. “COVID-19 has been a tough and unexpected time, but I am grateful to God as my grill and grocery businesses were authorized to open...
Savera’s Story | Rwanda

Savera’s Story | Rwanda

Savera’s Story | Rwanda Savera Mutemariya, a business owner served by Urwego Bank in Rwanda has been affected by COVID-19 and faced many difficulties, but she is also dreaming of the future. “In the carpentry business, my dream is to buy good machines and get...
Corine’s Story | Zimbabwe

Corine’s Story | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s national lockdown has exacerbated the economic challenges that families are experiencing. Despite the odds, Church Facilitator Corine and her groups started baking buns, and this new baking initiative has flourished.

2020 Homes for HOPE Award | Faustin Nsengimana’s Story | Rwanda

2020 Homes for HOPE Award | Faustin Nsengimana’s Story | Rwanda

Prior to becoming a Christian eight years ago Faustin Nsengimana’s life was a mess. Faustin was an alcoholic and in terrible physical condition. He severely neglected his family. He was physically and emotionally abusive to his wife and kids, and careless about his kids’ education, food, health insurance, and other basic needs. Faustin said that his kids would sit at home while he drank because he would not pay for them to go to school. He also said that he didn’t even really know what “mutuelle” (health insurance) was at the time. He was only concerned about himself and getting drunk… “I only saved my money in bars.” At his lowest point, he realized that God had bigger plans for him.