Income-Generating Activities

The Mechanics of Hope: This school provides more than an education

At many Children’s HopeChest CarePoints, schools are also more than just a place to receive an education. Each layer of support offered at CarePoints builds a foundation of stability. This is especially true in Guatemala at the My Special Treasure Educational Center (MSTEC), which is a Christian school dedicated to providing holistic support for children whose parents work in the local garbage dump.

These Peanuts Are Transforming Lives!

Creamy, chunky, sugar-free, and organic – I’ve tried it all. I’d have to say the peanut butter I now love the most is of the life-changing variety: Wera Peanut Butter. The peanuts aren’t magical, but they can transform a child’s life. Tucked into the village of Wera in Uganda, this Children’s HopeChest CarePoint not only …

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Celebrating Water Projects this World Water Day!

Clean, running water is such a commonplace aspect of most of our lives in North America, that the convenience of such a critical need can easily be taken for granted. However, if you are one of the 844 million people around the globe who do not have access to safe water, gaining clean water is cause for celebration.

This Thursday is World Water Day, and we are highlighting some of the incredible water projects at our CarePoints around the globe!

Community Area No. 5 : Economic Development

Welcome to the fifth blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?” Today’s blog is about the fifth of these 12 areas of primary community transformation. Economic Development There are many ill-conceived …

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Mujeres Emprendedoras (Entrepreneur women)

This Thursday is International Women’s Day, and we are kicking off the week by highlighting some incredible women in Guatemala who call themselves “Mujeres Emprendedoras,” or Entrepreneur Women. They are innovative, hardworking, supportive of each other and are an amazing example for their children. At the Puerto Abajo CarePoint in Guatemala, these 20-or-so women-all mothers …

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Giving Thanks for Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are combatting malnutrition in Uganda! Today we are thankful for a Thanksgiving favorite, and how it is nourishing vulnerable children in Uganda with vitamin A and vitamin C. With the financial support of a major Fortune 500 company, Children’s HopeChest has worked to alleviate hunger for thousands of children not only in Uganda, …

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The Aluminum Saucepan Project

The Bukedea CarePoint in Uganda is making leaps toward sustainability with an aluminum saucepan project! This project focuses on local development and job creation, training CarePoint children and their guardians to make these saucepans. Training the children and guardians not only provides them with an income-generating skill, but it also gives them confidence, a sense …

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Mushroom to Grow in Murole, Uganda

CarePoints transform lives and generations of individuals. Orphaned and vulnerable children are embraced at CarePoints, and so are their guardians! Many CarePoints have special programs for guardians to gain financial education and in some cases, employment! By including the children’s families in their transformative process, HopeChest is affecting whole families, who in turn pour into …

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Peanut Butter House

We are rejoicing…about peanut butter! Harrah Free Baptist Church in Oklahoma in partnership with Wera CarePoint in Uganda has constructed the Peanut Butter House and produced the first batch of life-saving peanut butter paste. You are probably wondering, “What is peanut butter paste and why is it referred to as life-saving?” Allow me to explain. …

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Tailoring Hope

“Children’s HopeChest exists to glorify God by releasing the potential of orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities through partnerships that cultivate holistic transformation and sustainability.” That’s our mission, and “holistic transformation and sustainability” takes many different forms around the HopeChest world. At Bukedea CarePoint in Uganda, they’ve established a vocational training program focusing on …

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