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Our 5 most-read stories in 2023

Reflecting on 2023, we give thanks to God for the ways He has been with us. Amid exciting growth across the HOPE network, as well as ongoing challenges in some of the areas we serve, He was at work in the lives of those we serve.  

And we see that the addition of new programs in the HOPE network also captured the attention of our friends and supporters. All three of our expansion announcements were among our most-read stories of 2023! 

We pray that the stories we share on this blog have been a source of learning, encouragement, and inspiration.   

If you’ve missed any, here’s a compilation of our most popular stories from 2023: 

Eric Jeche (center) with his grandmother (right)

A 13-year-old’s brilliant business idea 

At 13 years old, Eric Jeche values going to school with other students in his neighborhood in Zimbabwe. Discover how his innovative and sustainable business venture is equipping him to fund his own education and save for his future. Read more. 


Expansion in Kenya: an answer to 12 years of prayer 

This year, we welcomed SMEP Microfinance Bank to the HOPE network! Learn more about why we’re excited to join SMEP in serving even more families in Kenya. Learn more. 

HOPE International | Esperanza official announcement

New future with Esperanza International 

After more than 17 years of partnership, Esperanza International has entered a new leadership agreement and will now be managed by HOPE International. We’re excited about this opportunity to more deeply collaborate and continue serving men and women in the Dominican Republic! Read more. 


 HOPE launches new savings group program in Benin  

We’re excited to launch a new savings group program in Benin! From the very beginning, through our conversations with potential church partners, we knew that expanding to Benin would offer the opportunity to reach more underserved families in the West Africa region. Learn more. 


One year in: five ways to pray for Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, we grieve for those who have suffered, lost loved ones, and have lived amid conflict for so long. At the same time, we continue to place our faith in the goodness and sovereignty of God. Read to learn how to pray specifically for HOPE Ukraine staff and the entrepreneurs we serve. Read more. 



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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