Interviews

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What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Going | 25th Anniversary Episode

In this month’s episode of “Build Relationships. Break Poverty.” we’re sharing a conversation between Chairperson of the Board, Sally Townsend, and CEO and President, Ken Sparks. Together, they reflect on what we’ve learned over 25 years of fighting the cycle of poverty around the globe, and where we are headed in the future.

HopeChest's Russia's Finance and Program Coordinator poses in Moscow

Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Masha on 21 Years of Empowering Orphaned Youth in Russia

In 1996, the trajectory of Masha Bodrova’s life changed forever. As a young girl, when other children were playing outside, Masha was practicing playing the piano for hours on end. Her pursuit of excellence and her remarkable talent led her to achieve a master’s and doctoral degree in concert piano. While traveling the world to …

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Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Uganda’s Sponsorship and Communications Manager

Meeting Simon Okello is a breath of fresh air. He is loved by children at all of our Uganda CarePoints for his lightheartedness, compassion, advocacy, and many many jokes. He has been working with Children’s HopeChest for over seven years and is Uganda’s Sponsorship and Communications Manager. In this position Simon gets to know the most vulnerable children in Uganda’s CarePoint communities and manages the processes of children joining and exiting the sponsorship program. 

Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Russia’s Country Director

Today on our podcast we are honored to have the woman who has been with Children’s HopeChest…before it was Children’s HopeChest! Katya Celenina has been HopeChest’s Country Director of Russia for over 25 years – from HopeChest being a seed that the Lord was watering to partnering with seven countries and serving over 34,000 children. …

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Meet Dairyn, the Woman Leading Pueblo Modelo in Guatemala

I would like to  see people living with dignity. Living with the values of the Kingdom of God, with a lot of opportunities  for all and to be a model for other communities. A leafy and stable tree that produces a lot of fruit, that gives many benefits to nature, that produces life and that is a symbol of hope and rest.

Kostroma – Interview with Yana A.

Our passionate staff in Russia are absolutely integral to our success in the three regions that we serve. Each of our Ministry Centers are made up of staff members who are committed to embracing orphan graduates and vulnerable individuals. The Ministry Center staff make a “home” for these children, surrounding them with safety, strength, and …

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Interview with Sanele Magagula

Our in-country staff truly make an impact in the lives of the children they serve. Transformation could not occur without them. Oftentimes, the children who attend our CarePoints have lost their father, their mother, or both. When they arrive at a CarePoint they are greeted by staff who tell them that they are valuable, loved, …

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