Anna Kerr

Investing in Communities Through VSLAs

What Are VSLA’s? In vulnerable communities, CarePoints serve as catalysts for financial transformation and generate ripples of impactful change. One of the remarkable ways they do this is through the establishment of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). Imagine a tightly-knit group within a community, where neighbors come together, not just as friends, but as …

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3 Reasons to Join a HopeChest Trip This Summer

Whether it’s a Partner Visit or Vision Trip, Here’s Why You Should Go! 1. Witness Impact Firsthand: HopeChest trips offer a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the tangible impact of community development initiatives. As you engage with children and families in their everyday lives, you’ll see how HopeChest programs are breaking cycles of poverty, providing …

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Hope is Connection: Transforming Communities Through Relationships

Collaboratively written with Children’s HopeChest Marketing Intern, Caleb Maxson During our 2023 Year End Campaign, we celebrated the many facets of hope that light up vulnerable communities across the globe. We explored hope through Faith, Entrepreneurship, Education, and Healthcare. Now, as we step into 2024, we want to highlight one more facet of hope: Connection. …

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Beyond Aid: How Your Support Ignites Hope Through Health

Collaboratively written by Children’s HopeChest Marketing Intern, Julia McCoy In our 2023 Year End Campaign, Ignite Hope, we’re celebrating the many facets of hope that light up vulnerable communities across the globe. We’ve explored hope through Faith, Entrepreneurship, Education, and Connection. This week, we are focusing on HEALTH! Health can be a loaded word. At HopeChest, …

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All I Want for Christmas is…Maggots!

Collaboratively written by Children’s HopeChest Marketing Intern, Sadie Nichols  In the face of adversity, one young man in rural eastern Uganda found inspiration in an unexpected place—maggots. Meet Pius, a resilient individual with an innovative spirit, who transformed a seemingly negative concept into a solution for a critical community issue. Growing up in a large family, …

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#GivingTuesday: 5 Ways That Your Giving Can Ignite Hope

Tomorrow, please join us in the global celebration of generosity for Giving Tuesday! This is a day that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a day focused on helping others. Everyone has something to give, and today we are sharing stories of how the children and young adults we serve, serve others!

Leaving a Legacy Through Sponsorship: Atkelt Simon’s Story

In January, we asked you, our thoughtful and curious community, what questions you had for Children’s HopeChest President and CEO, Ken Sparks. You asked, and Ken answered in this month’s unique episode of “Build Relationships. Break Poverty.”

Fueling the Future Series: The DeBruin Family

Welcome back to our “Fueling the Future” series! We’re excited to present another podcast episode that explores the importance of investing in today’s youth and empowering the leaders of tomorrow. In this episode, we have an extraordinary story to share featuring Jen and Dylan DeBruin, a family supporting three HopeChest CarePoints in Uganda. They are …

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Fueling the Future Series: Julie and Yostín’s HopeChest Friendship Through the Years

Welcome back to the “Fueling the Future” series! We are thrilled to bring you another exciting episode that delves into the significance of investing in today’s youth and empowering the leaders of tomorrow. Today, we have an extraordinary story to share featuring Julie, a dedicated HopeChest partner, and her incredible HopeChest friend, Justin (Yostín), all the …

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