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.

Joel Joseph’s Story: The Beauty of Interdependency

Joel Joseph’s Story: The Beauty of Interdependency

Pastor Joel’s story is a beautiful picture of interdependency – a mutual seeing and meeting of needs. Interdependency provides a firm foundation for healthy societal, relational, spiritual, and economic development.

Francelene’s Story:  Perseverance & Business Growth

Francelene’s Story: Perseverance & Business Growth

How would you describe poverty? Poverty is best understood as brokenness. Brokenness in relationships, brokenness in access to resources, brokenness in opportunities, spiritual brokenness… On my recent trip to the Dominican Republic with the Keystone Custom Homes team, what I saw in our associates wasn’t poverty. I saw dignity…

Astrida’s Story – A Family Dignified

Astrida’s Story – A Family Dignified

Astrida and her family are the reason Homes for HOPE exists as a vehicle for the building industry to fight against global poverty. They didn’t need someone to give them food, pay their school fees, or build them a house. They needed a sustainable solution that lasts for the long term – a hand up, not a handout.