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

“Build Relationships. Break Poverty.” is a podcast that challenges the Western perception of international poverty by elevating the voices of local leaders and processing how we can help to alleviate poverty without harming those living in vulnerable communities.



This month’s episode features HopeChest’s Country Director of Uganda, Joseph Elotu. Joseph’s vision and love for his country is incredibly inspiring and we are blessed as an organization to have a man with so much passion to invest in Ugandan youth.

In this interview, Joseph shares about his childhood, how HopeChest’s work in Uganda is unique from other nonprofits, and tells personal stories about how he has seen prayer answered in his work. You won’t want to miss the message he has for the youth of Uganda.  






Sitting in the interviewer’s seat is Rick Wright, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Rick supports and partners with the President and CEO and HopeChest board members on all major fundraising initiatives. He is also responsible for donor acquisition and retention and oversees the strategic marketing direction of the organization. In a past life, Rick was a spokesman for major Christian radio interviews, performed live on-site radio voice for inner-city ministry initiatives, and did voice over for radio television spots.



Joseph Elotu, Children’s HopeChest’s Uganda Country Director, grew up in a region in Uganda that was affected by insurgency for over 20 years, during which time many people lost their lives and property. This region was also one of the most impoverished areas in Uganda, with many orphaned children and child-headed households. As Country Director for the last 11 years, Joseph has used his passion for advocating for vulnerable youth to expand the HopeChest mission in Uganda.




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