A Journey in Photos: Rwanda

A Rwandan artisan turns recycled paper into designer greeting cards via Cards from Africa. HOPE introduced savings groups to the vibrant young staff—all orphans—of this organization.

Cards from Africa. After the recycled paper is blended into a pulp, it is dyed and dried under the Rwandan sun.

“We are no longer lonely. Things were hard in our country. And through this group, we come together.”—Irina Musengimana

Hotel Rwanda—a vestige of peace amid an incredibly tragic chapter in Rwanda’s story.

“The greatest joy of these pigs is that I now am able to share with my church and with others.”—Rachel in Kigali

Before joining HOPE, Rachel owned no pigs. Now she owns 23. It’s a testimony to the power of savings, access to capital, biblically based business training, and community solidarity.

Rachel’s home—a beacon on a hill in Kigali.

Chris Horst

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Since starting in 2006, Chris Horst has served in a variety of roles at HOPE. As vice president of development, Chris employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of entrepreneurship and the Gospel to share HOPE’s story with new and existing supporters. In addition to his role at HOPE, Chris serves on the boards of the Denver Institute for Faith & work and the Colorado Microfinance Alliance. Chris has been published in Christianity Today and has co-authoring Mission Drift and Rooting for Rivals with Peter Greer. Chris received his B.S. in business from Taylor University in Indiana and his MBA at Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Alli, have three children and live in Denver, CO, where they are active members of City Church Denver.

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