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If given the opportunity, 50% of Moldovans would leave their country to work abroad.

And many have left. Moldova’s emigration rate is the eleventh highest worldwide. Since the 1990s, a shortage of stable jobs has led thousands to move abroad in search of work, and this trend continues today: Between 2000 and 2014, the number of people who traveled abroad to find work grew from 138,000 to 341,900—a 147% increase.

To keep Moldovan workers close to home, stable jobs are critical. And for a developing economy like Moldova’s, small-and-medium-enterprises (SMEs) fill this employment gap, with 63% of employable Moldovans working for an SME. As these businesses grow, the economy adds more local jobs—and fewer people must leave their families and communities.

Yet, credit barriers prevent many small businesses with the potential to provide much-needed jobs from expanding their businesses further. That’s why Invest-Credit, HOPE’s microfinance partner in Moldova, equips entrepreneurs with larger loans to help them scale their operations and reach their potential. As these two stories demonstrate, entrepreneurs like Petrov and Sergiy are tackling the challenges of poverty in their communities. Continue Reading…

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT), HOPE’s partner in the Philippines, is asking for prayer as their country experiences the effects of a volcanic eruption.

On Sunday, January 12, the Taal volcano (pictured below), located on the Luzon island of the Philippines about 40 miles from the capital of Manila, erupted. Ash containing tiny glass shards has already spread for miles, limiting visibility, coating roads, and making the air dangerous to breathe. An evacuation of approximately 1 million people living in a 17-mile radius around the volcano has been issued, and a level 4 (out of 5) emergency alert indicates that there is an immediate potential threat of an “explosive eruption” to occur at any time. Continue Reading…

It’s a new year! One of HOPE’s commitments—this year and always—is to be a faithful steward, not only of the funds entrusted to us but also of knowledge and opportunities. If you’ve resolved this year to learn more about God’s heart for those in poverty, to understand what life is like for your brothers and sisters around the world, or even to run your own nonprofit more effectively, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help. Continue Reading…

HOPE Intl

HOPE Intl

Dec 30 2019

HOPE Intl

News

In 2019, the HOPE network walked alongside more than 950,000 men and women around the world!

Through our blog, we’ve shared a few of their stories, along with insights into our work and the communities where we serve. We hope that you’ve been encouraged, challenged, and inspired in your own life to grow in faith and service to the Kingdom.

In case you missed any of these insightful and inspirational stories, here are our five most-read posts from 2019: Continue Reading…

Traditions abound at Christmas time. Though each family celebration is unique, we wanted to offer a glimpse into how those served by the HOPE network around the world may be joining together with family, friends, and neighbors to rejoice in Christ’s arrival. We marvel at the beauty of so many countries and cultures celebrating the gift of Jesus’ birth and invite you to pause and reflect on the meaning behind your own familiar traditions. Continue Reading…

5 innovative nonprofits we recommend

In their book Rooting for Rivals, HOPE’s president and CEO, Peter Greer, and chief advancement officer, Chris Horst, write:

We’ve been given a mission and mandate that requires nothing less than the best of our efforts working together in unity for the sake of the Kingdom … It’s time that we focus on the Church’s unified mission above our organizational agendas.

At HOPE International, we’re committed to fighting poverty, empowered by the Good News of Christ—and we rejoice that we aren’t alone in this.

This Giving Tuesday, we want to recommend five Christ-centered nonprofits impacting children, global healthcare, the Church, and the Earth. Together, we’re pursuing a greater Kingdom mission, so that more and more people experience the flourishing God intended for His creation.

Would you consider supporting these organizations today? Continue Reading…