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With World Toilet Day on Tuesday, it was a great day to unveil the latest latrine constructed by the men of HOPE Home in Rwanda. Volunteering their time and skills, using donations to HOPE allocated to such an effort, these men constructed a beautiful and easy to maintain, toilet and wash room. Having lived for years without a latrine, Fortunée, this very gracious lady, was thrilled to receive such a blessing. Many of us in the so called “developed world” are unaware of the reality that 4.2 billion people in the world do not have safely managed sanitation. This year’s World Toilet Day theme was “Leaving no one behind,” which acknowledges and raises awareness of people who are being left behind without sanitation, and the inevitable consequences of inaction. We are happy to do our part to improve the lives of our Rwandese neighbours and help alleviate the global sanitation crisis.

November 2019

HOPE is blessed to be able to provide school sponsorships for the children of the most marginalized men and women we serve in Rwanda. Last month, seven of our sponsored children graduated from Secondary School! These extraordinary young people are the first generation of their families to complete high school. And considering each has been an exceptional student, their aspirations of obtaining scholarships for Post-Secondary Education is tangible. With dreams of becoming teachers, engineers, film-makers, I/T specialists etc. these are the leaders of the next generation! Thank you all for joining us for dinner, ice cream and a visit to one of Kigali's most beautiful locations, the Kigali Convention Center! Everyone from HOPE is so very proud of you!

The blessing of being a part of the generational transformation that we have witnessed is nothing short of miraculous. These youths’ parents testify to the fact that without sponsorship their child would never have completed high school, let alone finish at the top of their classes. They remain eternally grateful to their sponsors.

If you are looking to make a huge impact in a someone’s life and to help propel them into a hopeful future by sponsoring a child to attend school, please send us a message. We would be very happy to connect you with one of our 150 amazing children, so you can play an essential role in breaking the generational cycle of poverty!

December 2019

Capping off their time with the upcoming intake of HOPE’s tailoring in Kigali Rwanda, the Hearts of Hope Team hosted the new ladies at Lake Muhazi. It was a time to play, sing, go boating, ride the teeter-totter, swing, eat, laugh, cry and make new friends; it was time for these girls, who were forced to grow up far too quickly, to just be girls. What a splendrous day!

The Hearts of Hope were instrumental in developing trust with these abused and abandoned young women. Lavishing these girls with love and attention, in a short 2 weeks, each new student became vitally aware of her own worth and belovedness. It is nothing short of miraculous!

Thank you to the Hearts of Hope 2020 ladies: Elsie Pankratz, JoAnne Etienne, Ellen Braaten, Kelly Fahnestock, Ashley Smith and Pamela Hudson. You love so well! You’ve set these beautiful young ladies up for a gloriously hope-filled year!

February 2020

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