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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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Chris Horst is the chief advancement officer at HOPE International, where he employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of faith and work. Chris and his wife, Alli, have four children—Desmond, Abe, June, and Mack. Chris serves on the board of the Mile High WorkShop. He loves to write, having been published in The Denver Post and Christianity Today and co-authored Mission Drift, Rooting for Rivals, and The Gift of Disillusionment with Peter Greer. Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association named Mission Drift a book of the year in 2015. Chris graduated with both a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and an MBA from Bakke Graduate University.

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