HOPE’s Response in Ukraine – July 2022

Six months after Russia invaded Ukraine, fighting continues in the south and east of the country, with little territory being gained or lost on either side. Recently, the Ukrainian military said that they have successfully repelled Russian attacks and made several successful counterattacks.

Elizabeth has a vision to transform her community—starting with its youngest members.

Elizabeth Mutosa says that her neighborhood, Section 10, in Roan, Zambia, has gained a reputation for being a challenging place to live. "Section 10 has been characterized by … activities, like drinking beer, early marriages for young girls, and other activities that rob the peace of every child," she shares. "There are vulnerable people that need to be helped."

2022 H4H Award Winner – Vincent Habiyaremye

We are happy to announce this year’s Homes for HOPE Award Honoree – Vincent Habiyaremye. When he was first introduced to Urwego Bank (HOPE International’s microfinance institution in Rwanda), Vincent was going door to door to offer his carpentry services, looking for any work he could find.

Albert Sakissa: Paving a Way Forward

Albert Sakissa started a modest cement business out of his home in Pointe-Noire, Congo. With capital from HOPE Congo microloans and the accompanying business training, he expanded from cement to construction materials to delivery and after-sales service and hired three employees, all within two years.

Investing in Liliane’s Dreams

Seven years ago, Liliane had dreams to open a restaurant but no collateral. Turame Community Finance was the only bank in Burundi that was willing to take a chance on her idea, providing a community bank loan where the average first loan is $25.

Nicole Kinzonzi’s Story | HOPE Congo

By God’s grace and through the support of faithful donors like you, thousands of men and women like Nicole are scaling their businesses to impact others.

Tetiana’s Story | Ukraine

Tetiana Ohyria knows that a haircut is about so much more than looking good. As a professional stylist in Ukraine, she sees her job as a way to dignify others and bring joy to her community. “I make them look nice, and they smile. My calling is to help people!” she says.

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