How do you find hope again after the sudden death of your spouse? This is a question that many people in the Teso region of Uganda faced after attacks from the Lord’s Resistance Army in the early 2000s. Today, we are highlighting the remarkable story of Christine*, a mother who experienced deep loss in her family and community.
Earlier this year, Children’s HopeChest expanded the Friendship Model, which empowers children to choose their own sponsor. Today we are hearing from Carolina Cardona, HopeChest Guatemala’s Country Director, about the excitement she feels toward seeing children’s faces light up with joy when they get to choose their own HopeChest Friend.
We deeply appreciate our interns and the time they devote to using their talents and skills to further HopeChest’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty around the world. So, what is it like interning for Children’s HopeChest?! Hear it straight from Audrey in this week’s post.
How does worldview affect a community’s ability to move through poverty? Tom Jennings (International Program Director) explains how Children’s HopeChest comes alongside communities to identify assets and move toward long-term transformation.
In 2019, 968 individuals traveled to visit their friends at HopeChest CarePoints. That’s a lot of dedicated people investing in building meaningful friendships! So, with cancelled travel this year, what has our Travel Team’s experience been like, and what do they have up their sleeve for the future?
Meet Resta, a determined and hard-working single mom in Uganda who has an entrepreneurial spirit. Hear how her local CarePoint came alongside her and provided unique opportunities for her to express her talents and work hard for her family.
In today’s blog, Atkelt shares his personal story of receiving support as a child to working at Children’s HopeChest, where he now impacts thousands of children through his work. He reflects on the close friends who came alongside him when he was young and wrote him encouraging letters and supported him in his studies. Atkelt’s story is a powerful testimony of relationships that make an impact.
Continuing to connect others, Chris (HopeChest Sponsorship Systems Senior Manager) drew from his theology background to create, “A Liturgy for Friendship.” We hope you share this liturgy with others and experience the joy of connection and friendship during a time when many are feeling distant or divided.
It’s been a long six months of quarantine for families in Russia. After such a long time of not being able to see the Young Mothers Program participants in-person, Vladimir CarePoint threw a wonderful party to celebrate!
Before Nina became Children’s HopeChest’s Sponsorship and Travel Manager, she was a medical intern in Guatemala. Nina explains how her unique experience in Guatemala has numerous similarities to her work at HopeChest!
Children’s HopeChest is stepping up to provide resources to businesses to launch their purpose into the world through global partnerships. Introducing, Greater Calling, a DBA of Children’s HopeChest that focuses on curating impactful business partnerships.
Here at Children’s HopeChest, we frequently use terms like “cycle of poverty” and “holistic development.” In today’s blog, we are sharing more of what those words mean and how they manifest in the stories of children who attend HopeChest CarePoints.
Many of the innovative and ambitious children who attend Children’s HopeChest CarePoints have not been taking this season for granted. Learn how children from around the world are spending their time in quarantine and seeing the time they have as opportunities.
What does Children’s HopeChest’s longest headquarter employee have to say about her 20 years with the organization? Today, Rachel Andrews, Vice President of International Operations, reflects on lessons learned from 20 years in international poverty relief work.
How is the pandemic affecting one of the most impoverished communities in Kenya, and what is being done to meet critical needs and create opportunities for long-term change in that area? Hellen Makani, dynamic leader of Mt. Elgone CarePoint shares captivating stories that will fill your heart with hope.
Russia’s Country Director, Katya Celenina, shares how Russia CarePoints have innovatively transformed to keep participants safe. Learn how CarePoint staff are keeping participants engaged and connected and how orphanage graduates are making an impact in their communities.
It’s good to be reminded that there is light when you intentionally look for it. All around the world, there are people igniting fires of hope. Those are the people we are focusing on in today’s blog. We are looking for the helpers.
Today we are illustrating the emotional impact of agricultural programs through three stories in Uganda. The nutritional impact is often the main purpose of agricultural initiatives, but the emotional impact is also monumental and helps to move people closer to self-sustainability!