HOPE International

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In March 2023, Walker and Craig shared yet another life-changing experience—they visited HOPE International in Rwanda together with their families. Now, they’re on a mission to shine a light on the incredible Rwandan men and women breaking the cycle of poverty for their families. And they want you to join them.

HOPE International provides discipleship opportunities, training, a safe place to save, and loans to people living in poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

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Now it’s your turn to invest in dreams

4 in 10 people in sub-Saharan Africa live in poverty—and in the aftermath of the pandemic, that’s only expected to rise. Join HOPE International as we equip savings groups in Rwanda with the tools they need to defy the odds and create a new future for their families.

As little as $25 allows HOPE to serve one person with discipleship, training, a safe place to save, and loans for a year.

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HOPE International

We are a group of Christ followers motivated by the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment to love God, love our neighbor, and make disciples of all nations.


Our mission

To invest in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as we proclaim and live the Gospel.


Our method

We share the hope of Christ as we provide biblically based training, savings services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty.


Our motivation

The love of Jesus Christ motivates us to identify with those living in poverty and be His hands and feet as we strive to glorify God.

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Check out our frequently asked questions.

What is a savings group?

Savings groups are a holistic tool that combines savings and lending with discipleship and a supportive community. These groups have proven extremely valuable to individuals who lack safe places to save, often due to their remote location. Groups make their own policies, elect leaders, receive ongoing training, and meet on a regular basis; group members agree on an amount to save per month or per week. After a few months, members can apply for loans from the group’s pooled savings, a valuable service for many members who would otherwise be unable to access small loans. HOPE partners with the local church to implement savings groups, seeking to equip the Church to carry out its calling to serve its community holistically.

How does Christ-centered economic development impact those HOPE serves?

Through discipleship, training, a safe place to save, and loans, individuals in poverty recognize and use the gifts God has placed in their hands—their time, talents, and dreams. They also build sums of money that serve as safety nets for emergencies or take out loans to invest in businesses. In the process, men and women are empowered to tackle poverty, run thriving businesses, grow in their relationships with God, and become providers in their families and communities.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

We suggest consulting a tax accountant to accurately determine the extent to which your donation is deductible. HOPE International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all gifts to HOPE are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

How much of my contribution goes directly to program costs?

HOPE spends less than 20% of its funds on general and administrative expenses and fundraising. Read HOPE’s most recent annual report for a more detailed breakdown of how HOPE puts your donation to work. HOPE is a member of the prestigious Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and has received Charity Navigator’s top four-star rating 15 years in a row, placing HOPE in the top 1% of rated nonprofits in terms of resource management.

How is HOPE funded?

The main sources of HOPE’s funding are individuals, churches, private or family foundations, and the Homes for HOPE program. HOPE does not solicit government funding. See our Form 990 for details.

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HOPE International
227 Granite Run Drive, Suite 250, Lancaster, PA 17601

717 464 3220
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