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

2.1 billion people
live on less than $3.20 a day.

2 billion people live in substandard housing

Approximately 1.6 billion people
live in substandard housing.

Statistics provided by the World Bank and 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 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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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.

How long does a simulation take?

The HOPE Poverty Simulation is a 2.5-hour experience.

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.

What is the HOPE Poverty Simulation?

The HOPE Poverty Simulation is a 2.5-hour, immersive learning experience designed to help participants glimpse 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

Journey Church

January 16, 2019

Join us for a HOPE Poverty Simulation in La Mesa, CA.

First Church of the Nazarene: Afternoon

January 17, 2019

Join us for a HOPE Poverty Simulation with First Church of the Nazarene and Point Loma Nazarene University from 2:00-4:30 p.m.

First Church of the Nazarene: Evening

January 17, 2019

Join us for a HOPE Poverty Simulation with First Church of the Nazarene and Point Loma Nazarene University from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Forest Hill Church

January 30, 2019

Join us for a HOPE Poverty Simulation in Charlotte, NC.