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From ice cream to dumplings, Danilo is providing jobs for his neighbors and sending his children to school.

Expanding business

An entrepreneur for many years, Danilo took out his first loan from the Center for Community Transformation (CCT), HOPE’s partner in the Philippines, to start an ice cream business. Faced with insufficient sales and the difficult physical demands of using a manual ice cream maker, Danilo closed his business a year later. Despite living in a country where more than a third of the population lives on less than $3.10 a day, Danilo decided to try a new business endeavor—selling siomai, a tasty Chinese dumpling that had recently gained popularity in the Philippines. He explains, “Unlike with ice cream, siomai sales are high in cold or hot weather, because people eat it on its own, as a snack, or paired with rice for lunch or supper.”

Launching his new business with personal savings and another loan from CCT, Danilo developed his own dumpling recipe and dipping sauces, using local ingredients he can get year-round. Danilo has taken out and repaid three subsequent loans, which he used to purchase kitchen equipment and install a water pump in his yard. With a delicious, convenient product, his business has now expanded to 12 mobile vendors, who cycle around their city selling siomai. Using the profits from his business, Danilo built a second floor onto his home and is providing a better education for his three children.

Giving Back

“Because of the weekly Bible studies, we have been able to invite our workers to go to church with us, and their lives have been transformed.”

In addition to the material sufficiency he’s experienced, Danilo is excited about both the spiritual and social impact he’s had through his relationship with CCT. Wanting to share the same opportunities he received through CCT with others, Danilo invited ice cream vendors he used to work with to join his business, and he regularly purchases ingredients for his siomai from his neighbors. Danilo reflects that through CCT, he has provided much more than stable incomes, saying, “The impact of CCT on our spiritual lives has been great! Because of the weekly Bible studies, we have been able to invite our workers to go to church with us, and their lives have been transformed.”

Seen by his neighbors as a hardworking businessman and responsible father, Danilo is a role model in his community. He dreams of expanding his siomai business to the city where he was born and celebrates that his children have a bright future. Recognizing God’s faithful provision in his life, he says, “Thanks be to God that He is always by our side.”

Gifts that empower in Asia


8 Bibles


$30 Add to cart

As clients meet to receive loans and support one another, they also learn of a Savior who loves them and knows them by name. Bibles help share this Good News with others.


One sack of rice


$50 Add to cart

Because rice is eaten at nearly every meal in the Philippines, it is essential that food vendors keep this staple item stocked.


Bicycle


$100 Add to cart

A bicycle is a convenient and efficient mode of transportation for food vendors to travel around the city, reaching more people with their products.


Industrial stove


$250 Add to cart

An industrial stove allows entrepreneurs like Danilo to prepare large quantities of food, helping them decrease time in the kitchen while increasing output and sales.

Danilo

Empowering family

Expanding business

An entrepreneur for many years, Danilo took out his first loan from the Center for Community Transformation (CCT), HOPE’s partner in the Philippines, to start an ice cream business. Faced with insufficient sales and the difficult physical demands of using a manual ice cream maker, Danilo closed his business a year later. Despite living in a country where more than a third of the population lives on less than $3.10 a day, Danilo decided to try a new business endeavor—selling siomai, a tasty Chinese dumpling that had recently gained popularity in the Philippines. He explains, “Unlike with ice cream, siomai sales are high in cold or hot weather, because people eat it on its own, as a snack, or paired with rice for lunch or supper.”

Launching his new business with personal savings and another loan from CCT, Danilo developed his own dumpling recipe and dipping sauces, using local ingredients he can get year-round. Danilo has taken out and repaid three subsequent loans, which he used to purchase kitchen equipment and install a water pump in his yard. With a delicious, convenient product, his business has now expanded to 12 mobile vendors, who cycle around their city selling siomai. Using the profits from his business, Danilo built a second floor onto his home and is providing a better education for his three children.

Giving Back

“Because of the weekly Bible studies, we have been able to invite our workers to go to church with us, and their lives have been transformed.”

In addition to the material sufficiency he’s experienced, Danilo is excited about both the spiritual and social impact he’s had through his relationship with CCT. Wanting to share the same opportunities he received through CCT with others, Danilo invited ice cream vendors he used to work with to join his business, and he regularly purchases ingredients for his siomai from his neighbors. Danilo reflects that through CCT, he has provided much more than stable incomes, saying, “The impact of CCT on our spiritual lives has been great! Because of the weekly Bible studies, we have been able to invite our workers to go to church with us, and their lives have been transformed.”

Seen by his neighbors as a hardworking businessman and responsible father, Danilo is a role model in his community. He dreams of expanding his siomai business to the city where he was born and celebrates that his children have a bright future. Recognizing God’s faithful provision in his life, he says, “Thanks be to God that He is always by our side.”


For Evelyn, joining a savings group allowed her to turn her love of baking into a business.

An uncertain future

When she developed complications during her first pregnancy, Evelyn was forced to leave a graphic design job that she loved. Living in one of the poorest districts of Lima, Peru, she was unsure what economic opportunities would be available to her after stepping away from her job. As she processed all of her questions, she started experimenting with baking. After the healthy delivery of her son, Evelyn continued developing her newfound passion. Furthering her skills at a local entrepreneurship school in Comas, Peru, she began selling her cakes and cupcakes. However, without a pool of savings, she couldn’t afford a larger oven to help her grow her baking business.

Three years ago, Evelyn heard about a savings group ministry offered by HOPE’s church partner in Peru and decided to join, knowing it could help her business. Though she had never saved money before, she started meeting weekly with others in her community to set aside money, pray, and receive biblically based training.

At first, it was difficult for Evelyn to save—not only because it was a new practice, but also because she had to entrust her money to people she didn’t know well. However, as she listened to the testimonies of other members and saw how structured the group was, her doubt turned to trust. Evelyn explained, “Above all, we share the Word. ... And God, I think, has put that peace in my heart to be able to trust my companions.”

“I’ve always thought that with how God blessed me, I want to be able to bless others.”

After a year of saving, Evelyn accumulated enough money to purchase an industrial oven, allowing her to bake from home instead of just at her baking classes. She formalized her brand and designed her own logo—a cartoon drawing of her grandmother, the role model who first encouraged her to start the business. Evelyn’s next goal is to purchase a refrigerator to store her ingredients and cakes.

Leading by example

Inspired by her example, Evelyn’s husband, Joel, joined the savings group last year. Joel shared, “We really see the fruit of all of [her] savings.” Their two young sons are also now a part of the group, passing on a culture of saving to a new generation. Evelyn and Joel manage their family’s finances together, a powerful model for their sons.

Evelyn now teaches baking classes to others. She finds joy in sharing her expertise, despite the potential for more competition. As she puts it, “What’s the point of learning a lot of things if you don’t share them?” Evelyn’s dream is to build a second floor for her home, creating a larger space to teach classes as well as for her family.

Evelyn is thankful for God’s faithfulness in her life and is eager to share that with others, particularly through her baking classes and the savings group. “I’ve always thought that with how God blessed me, I want to be able to bless others,” she says. “And now … He’s using me.”

Gifts that inspire in Latin America


Group training materials


$10 Add to cart

Each time they meet, savings group members learn and discuss a lesson from a biblically based curriculum.


Advanced baking course


$13 Add to cart

Evelyn is constantly improving her skills as a baker through classes. Cake decorating, her specialty, regularly delights her customers.


Sack of flour


$35 Add to cart

The foundation of so many baked goods, flour allows Evelyn to create an endless variety of delicious cakes and cupcakes.


Refrigerator


$300 Add to cart

A refrigerator is a vital tool for a growing bakery business, providing space to store finished products before delivery.

Evelyn

Inspiring trust

An uncertain future

When she developed complications during her first pregnancy, Evelyn was forced to leave a graphic design job that she loved. Living in one of the poorest districts of Lima, Peru, she was unsure what economic opportunities would be available to her after stepping away from her job. As she processed all of her questions, she started experimenting with baking. After the healthy delivery of her son, Evelyn continued developing her newfound passion. Furthering her skills at a local entrepreneurship school in Comas, Peru, she began selling her cakes and cupcakes. However, without a pool of savings, she couldn’t afford a larger oven to help her grow her baking business.

Three years ago, Evelyn heard about a savings group ministry offered by HOPE’s church partner in Peru and decided to join, knowing it could help her business. Though she had never saved money before, she started meeting weekly with others in her community to set aside money, pray, and receive biblically based training.

At first, it was difficult for Evelyn to save—not only because it was a new practice, but also because she had to entrust her money to people she didn’t know well. However, as she listened to the testimonies of other members and saw how structured the group was, her doubt turned to trust. Evelyn explained, “Above all, we share the Word. ... And God, I think, has put that peace in my heart to be able to trust my companions.”

“I’ve always thought that with how God blessed me, I want to be able to bless others.”

After a year of saving, Evelyn accumulated enough money to purchase an industrial oven, allowing her to bake from home instead of just at her baking classes. She formalized her brand and designed her own logo—a cartoon drawing of her grandmother, the role model who first encouraged her to start the business. Evelyn’s next goal is to purchase a refrigerator to store her ingredients and cakes.

Leading by example

Inspired by her example, Evelyn’s husband, Joel, joined the savings group last year. Joel shared, “We really see the fruit of all of [her] savings.” Their two young sons are also now a part of the group, passing on a culture of saving to a new generation. Evelyn and Joel manage their family’s finances together, a powerful model for their sons.

Evelyn now teaches baking classes to others. She finds joy in sharing her expertise, despite the potential for more competition. As she puts it, “What’s the point of learning a lot of things if you don’t share them?” Evelyn’s dream is to build a second floor for her home, creating a larger space to teach classes as well as for her family.

Evelyn is thankful for God’s faithfulness in her life and is eager to share that with others, particularly through her baking classes and the savings group. “I’ve always thought that with how God blessed me, I want to be able to bless others,” she says. “And now … He’s using me.”


Once bound to the instability of construction work, Vladimir now manages multiple greenhouses and provides for his family.

Finding a stable future

A construction worker in western Ukraine, Vladimir worked hard to provide for his wife and two children. But with the unstable work opportunities and unpredictable pay of the building industry, Vladimir longed for a better way to support his family.

After hearing friends recommend HOPE Ukraine, Vladimir took out a loan to invest in a greenhouse, where he grows tomatoes, cucumbers, and flowers. Since joining HOPE Ukraine in 2011, his business has boomed, expanding from one to three greenhouses.

“I feel like I am able to be a provider for my family.”

“I feel like I am able to be a provider for my family. As a husband and father, I need to take care of my family. And now I can do that,” Vladimir explains. With his stabilized income, he expanded his house, creating space for his daughter and granddaughter to move in with the family. Vladimir is also paying for his children to attend community college.

In addition to providing for his family, Vladimir helps others in his community achieve their dreams. In a nation where one in 10 people is currently unemployed, he offers work to as many people as possible, and he has introduced 15 others to HOPE Ukraine.

A way forward

Agriculture comes with many challenges, so to better equip farmers like Vladimir, HOPE Ukraine designed a greenhouse lending program, which now makes up over half of HOPE Ukraine’s loans. Vladimir hopes to take out another loan for a new water pump and pipelines to modernize his irrigation system.

Curious to learn more about God, Vladimir has regular conversations about faith with his loan officer. He also recently went to a HOPE Ukraine conference for married couples, where he and his wife enjoyed learning about healthy, God-centered relationships. The HOPE Ukraine staff is praying that God will continue to reveal His love to Vladimir.

Gifts that cultivate in Eastern Europe


A pound of tomato and cucumber seeds


$20 Add to cart

Tomatoes and cucumbers are some of the most profitable Ukrainian crops. Access to quality seeds is essential for making a living through agriculture.


Water pump


$50 Add to cart

A reliable water pump helps farmers take advantage of Ukraine’s fertile soil by better irrigating their crops, leading to higher yields.


Firewood


$100 Add to cart

Firewood is key to heating a greenhouse during harsh winter months, enabling farmers to start seeds earlier. Early planting means early produce, which usually brings a better price at market.


A share of a greenhouse


$250 Add to cart

A greenhouse provides space to nurture fruits, vegetables, and flowers in a controlled environment during Ukraine’s dry summers and challenging winters.

Vladimir

Cultivating community

Finding a stable future

A construction worker in western Ukraine, Vladimir worked hard to provide for his wife and two children. But with the unstable work opportunities and unpredictable pay of the building industry, Vladimir longed for a better way to support his family.

After hearing friends recommend HOPE Ukraine, Vladimir took out a loan to invest in a greenhouse, where he grows tomatoes, cucumbers, and flowers. Since joining HOPE Ukraine in 2011, his business has boomed, expanding from one to three greenhouses.

“I feel like I am able to be a provider for my family.”

“I feel like I am able to be a provider for my family. As a husband and father, I need to take care of my family. And now I can do that,” Vladimir explains. With his stabilized income, he expanded his house, creating space for his daughter and granddaughter to move in with the family. Vladimir is also paying for his children to attend community college.

In addition to providing for his family, Vladimir helps others in his community achieve their dreams. In a nation where one in 10 people is currently unemployed, he offers work to as many people as possible, and he has introduced 15 others to HOPE Ukraine.

A way forward

Agriculture comes with many challenges, so to better equip farmers like Vladimir, HOPE Ukraine designed a greenhouse lending program, which now makes up over half of HOPE Ukraine’s loans. Vladimir hopes to take out another loan for a new water pump and pipelines to modernize his irrigation system.

Curious to learn more about God, Vladimir has regular conversations about faith with his loan officer. He also recently went to a HOPE Ukraine conference for married couples, where he and his wife enjoyed learning about healthy, God-centered relationships. The HOPE Ukraine staff is praying that God will continue to reveal His love to Vladimir.


A Congolese seamstress finds financial stability and discovers her purpose in meaningful work.

Investing in the entrepreneur

As a young girl, Gisele spent countless hours in her mother’s tailor shop. Eager to imitate her mother’s skill, Gisele would cut up fabrics and design models of her own. With help from her father, Gisele later enrolled in sewing school and eventually opened a tailoring business in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. In a nation where over 70 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day, Gisele realized her profits weren’t enough to support her family, despite her beautifully elaborate designs. She often had to use her business capital for their personal expenses, jeopardizing her business and stymying progress.

Seeking to stabilize and develop her business, Gisele received and repaid seven loans from HOPE Congo over the course of five years, purchasing fabrics, sewing materials, and an electric sewing machine. Ever the entrepreneur, Gisele also used loans to expand into a new business selling smoked fish, small cakes, and foufou, a cassava-based Congolese dish.

“HOPE is the one who came to give me wings so that I can fly.”

Now, she is able to provide for her family using only the profits of her businesses. Reflecting on the impact of her relationship with HOPE Congo, Gisele says, “HOPE is the one who came to give me wings so that I can fly.”

Gisele’s transformation has gone beyond the physical. She shares that her community once saw her as unreliable. Without recognizing the value of her work, Gisele would often miss appointments with her clients, and her delivery times were always delayed. Through participating in a Discovery Bible Study, an optional time in the Word for HOPE clients, Gisele recognized the importance of diligence and integrity in her work. As she has intentionally sought to honor her clients’ time and create quality clothes, she has come to be seen as a trustworthy businesswoman by her community.

A transformed life

Having seen the ways God transformed her own life, Gisele is eager to give back, opening up her home to host a Discovery Bible Study group. Using her sewing skills, Gisele makes bed sheets and wool outfits for babies in Missafou, the village where she was born. As a single mother, Gisele knows the challenges of raising children on her own, and she dreams of opening a sewing school in the village to help unmarried mothers become financially self-sufficient.

Gisele also dreams of growing to become a successful fashion designer and of passing on the same love of sewing that she learned from her mother to her children.

Gifts that create in Africa


Bolt of fabric


$25 Add to cart

The bright colors and imaginative patterns of high-quality Congolese fabrics make Gisele’s expert designs come to life.


Charcoal grill


$80 Add to cart

Congolese markets are filled with vendors selling produce, meat, and fish. A charcoal grill enables entrepreneurs like Gisele to smoke fish and make foufou, a staple food in Congo.


Sewing machine


$165 Add to cart

An electric sewing machine enables a talented seamstress like Gisele to efficiently produce professionally tailored pieces, leading to increased production and income.


Six months' rent


$240 Add to cart

Even small sewing shops need room to measure, sew, and display their creations. A workshop is key to growth, and $40 can rent a small room for a month.

Gisele

Creating a legacy

Investing in the entrepreneur

As a young girl, Gisele spent countless hours in her mother’s tailor shop. Eager to imitate her mother’s skill, Gisele would cut up fabrics and design models of her own. With help from her father, Gisele later enrolled in sewing school and eventually opened a tailoring business in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. In a nation where over 70 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day, Gisele realized her profits weren’t enough to support her family, despite her beautifully elaborate designs. She often had to use her business capital for their personal expenses, jeopardizing her business and stymying progress.

Seeking to stabilize and develop her business, Gisele received and repaid seven loans from HOPE Congo over the course of five years, purchasing fabrics, sewing materials, and an electric sewing machine. Ever the entrepreneur, Gisele also used loans to expand into a new business selling smoked fish, small cakes, and foufou, a cassava-based Congolese dish.

“HOPE is the one who came to give me wings so that I can fly.”

Now, she is able to provide for her family using only the profits of her businesses. Reflecting on the impact of her relationship with HOPE Congo, Gisele says, “HOPE is the one who came to give me wings so that I can fly.”

Gisele’s transformation has gone beyond the physical. She shares that her community once saw her as unreliable. Without recognizing the value of her work, Gisele would often miss appointments with her clients, and her delivery times were always delayed. Through participating in a Discovery Bible Study, an optional time in the Word for HOPE clients, Gisele recognized the importance of diligence and integrity in her work. As she has intentionally sought to honor her clients’ time and create quality clothes, she has come to be seen as a trustworthy businesswoman by her community.

A transformed life

Having seen the ways God transformed her own life, Gisele is eager to give back, opening up her home to host a Discovery Bible Study group. Using her sewing skills, Gisele makes bed sheets and wool outfits for babies in Missafou, the village where she was born. As a single mother, Gisele knows the challenges of raising children on her own, and she dreams of opening a sewing school in the village to help unmarried mothers become financially self-sufficient.

Gisele also dreams of growing to become a successful fashion designer and of passing on the same love of sewing that she learned from her mother to her children.

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