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.
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.
At the 2022 Business for the Common Good Conference, HOPE’s president and CEO, Peter Greer, shares about the invasion of Ukraine and its impact to our work.
Russia has launched a large-scale invasion on Ukraine, where HOPE International first began microfinance operations to serve Ukrainian entrepreneurs and families 25 years ago.
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 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.
HOPE International’s network of church partners in Rwanda recently celebrated World Savings Day by encouraging Savings Group members to serve in their communities.
After the genocide of 1994, Nyiraminani Donathe and her husband added four adopted children to their family. Including their four biological children, the family of ten lived in a well-kept but humble home.
Erika de la Cruz is a wife and mother of three children who for many years worked as a government employee to support her family. She always dreamed of owning her own business and building her own house, but she could not find the right business idea nor did she have the financial resources to be able to achieve her goals.
Fatima and her young family had been living with her mom and then with her mother-in-law when she heard about a savings group offered by Diaconia, HOPE International’s partner in Paraguay.