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Our top 5 blog posts in 2018


In 2018, HOPE International had the great privilege of walking alongside more than 900,000 families 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, here are the five most-read posts from 2018:

5 nonprofits we recommend this Giving Tuesday

When it comes to work in poverty alleviation, we’re grateful that we’re not alone. There are so many wonderful organizations focused on alleviating the many complex facets of poverty worldwide. For 2018’s Giving Tuesday, we encouraged our friends and supporters to support five other nonprofits doing incredible Kingdom work. This was our most viewed post of the year! Read more.

What does it mean to “act justly”?

Part of a seven-week series by HOPE’s director of spiritual integration, Dan Williams, this post focused on the Micah 6:8 exhortation to act justly, which Dan expounds upon from his experience working in Haiti. Living justly isn’t solely about facing systems of injustice, but it’s also a heart posture. Read more.

New partnership with Compassion International

In July 2018, HOPE announced an exciting new partnership with Compassion International! We are collaborating to launch savings group programs with Compassion’s network of church partners, beginning in Thailand. Learn more.

Why Jesus let people walk away

Originally published in 2014, this blog post continues to attract readers over four years later. In the post, HOPE’s former director of spiritual integration, Matthew Rohrs, answers the question: “Aren’t you [at HOPE] basically providing financial incentives to get people to convert to Christianity?” Read his answer.

A year later: What we learned from the closing of HOPE DRC

In 2017, HOPE’s leadership made the difficult decision to close our microfinance institution in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A year later, we’re still learning from the experience. This post is a reflection on one of our leadership’s most difficult decisions since HOPE’s inception. Read more.

Header image: Eckness, a savings group member in Malawi, with children from the daycare she owns and operates. Watch her story.



As Christ’s followers responding to His great love, HOPE International seeks physical, social, spiritual, and personal restoration in places of brokenness. Through Christ-centered economic development, we empower men and women to strengthen their families, build their businesses, and unleash their dreams.

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