In the face of overwhelming global need, it’s easy to feel paralyzed. As believers, we know we’re called to act—but what do we do?

1.3 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day

1.3 billion people
live on less than $1.25 a day.

2 billion people live in substandard housing

Approximately 2 billion people
live in substandard housing.

Statistics provided by The United Nations

What is the HOPE Poverty Simulation?

The HOPE Poverty Simulation is a two-and-a-half hour, immersive learning experience designed to help participants glimpse into the realities of a lifetime in extreme poverty. Over the course of the simulation, participants will be confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the complex, everyday obstacles that billions of men and women are forced to grapple with in our broken world. The simulation helps build empathy for families living in extreme poverty and prompts strategic thinking about effective responses.

Our hope is that this simulation wouldn’t be a one-time experience, but that we can work together to make the issues surrounding global poverty an ongoing conversation.

Upcoming Poverty Simulations

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What is the HOPE Poverty Simulation?

The HOPE Poverty Simulation is a two-and-a-half hour, immersive learning experience designed to help participants glimpse into the realities of a lifetime in extreme poverty. Over the course of the simulation, participants will be confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the complex, everyday obstacles that billions of men and women are forced to grapple with in our broken world. The simulation helps build empathy for families living in extreme poverty and prompts strategic thinking about effective responses.

Our hope is that this simulation wouldn’t be a one-time experience, but that we can work together to make the issues surrounding global poverty an ongoing conversation.

Is the simulation appropriate for children?

Given the heavy nature of the injustices we explore in the simulation, children younger than 14 years of age are not permitted to attend.

How long does a simulation take?

The HOPE Poverty Simulation is a two-and-a-half hour experience.

How do I request a simulation?

To request a simulation, please fill out the simulation request form at www.hopeinternational.org/simulationrequest. HOPE will respond within one business week. Note: HOPE has a strong preference for midweek simulations.

Upcoming Poverty Simulations

Dallas Fort Worth

July 17, 2018
Dallas, TX
Join us for the HOPE Poverty Simulation in Dallas, TX.

Cornerstone Church

October 2, 2018
Caledonia, MI
Join us for the HOPE Poverty Simulation at Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, MI.

Acton

October 11, 2018
Acton, MA
Join us for the HOPE Poverty Simulation in Acton, MA.

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