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  • Listening, Monitoring, and Evaluation

    The mission of the Listening, Monitoring, and Evaluation team at HOPE International is to better understand all stakeholders and HOPE's relationship with them in order to improve mission fulfillment. The resources below include an overview of these activities at HOPE and a copy of the manifesto that guides LM&E activities.
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  • Restore: Savings group facilitation guide

    Developed in collaboration with the Chalmers Center, the Restore: Savings church facilitator guide equips congregations to start savings groups as a church ministry. The biblically based curriculum covers group formation, training, meeting structure, and all of the financial transactions that take place in a savings group. HOPE uses this guide with our international church partners. This curriculum works in a variety of contexts, including very low-income areas.
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  • Stop Helping Us!

    Highlighting the difference between aid and development, this e-book by Peter Greer discusses the impact of job creation in alleviating poverty. Follow the link to download the free e-book!
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  • Industry resources

    The following links lead to organizations and networks with many resources relating to microenterprise development.
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  • Recommended reading

    The following books are great resources to learn more about microenterprise development.
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  • From Dependence to Dignity

    The Chalmers Center wrote this book as a follow-up to When Helping Hurts. The book unpacks the principles of how to design effective microfinance and savings ministries and avoid common pitfalls. HOPE follows many of these principles in our programs. This is a practical resource to move forward in microenterprise development as an organization or church.
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  • When Helping Hurts

    Poverty is more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes more than donations to solve it. When Helping Hurts, by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett of the Chalmers Center, shares a biblically based approach to poverty alleviation. This book is a great starting point for those interested in serving others through microenterprise development.
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  • Simple HOPE

    Simple HOPE is the best place to start for anyone interested in learning about HOPE International. The core elements of HOPE’s teams and programs are explained simply and succinctly within this document.
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  • Business, Home, and Health training

    The Chalmers Center offers Business, Home, and Health training materials covering practical topics including financial literacy and personal health. The lessons are relevant to many international contexts and can be integrated into microenterprise development programs and offered by the local church. This curriculum and other microfinance resources can be downloaded by creating a free account on the Chalmers Center website.
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