Emily Pulliam wrote -
Get Hope Global is an organization that strives to provide business training and microloans to impoverished women in developing countries so they can start their own business. Get Hope Global is founded on the belief that sending monetary aid to countries only creates a cycle of dependency and that the best way to help these men and women in other countries is to train them to make their own money.
Through this crowdrise fundraiser, we will be raising money to fund microloans for a group of 16 women in Ghana. These microloans will help them to start their very own business and began obtaining the financial means to change their lives!
Here are some biographies of the women your donations will be helping:
Keren (pictured left) had to drop out of high school because of financial problems in her family. With her HOPE loan, she plans to purchase pre-paid phone cards to sell at a railway station close to where she lives. She will work during the day and use her income to attend evening classes and complete her education. Responsible and trustworthy are qualities that describe Keren well.
Paulina (pictured left) completed vocational school, where she learned dressmaking skills. She has rented a kiosk where she plans to sew and sell dresses and fabrics, and she plans to use her HOPE loan to buy fabric and sewing supplies. Paulina is described as a very serious learner who is an inspiration to the other girls in her HOPE group.
Regina (pictured left) had to drop out of school and apprenticeship training because of financial problems. She has been selling secondhand ladies’ bags door to door, but she has now rented a market stall in Accra and will use her loan funds to stock her shop with inventory. Regina currently lives with a friend, but her goal is to become financially independent.
Get Hope Global Mission Statement: to provide biblically-based business training programs and microfinance opportunities to global/national workers so they can encourage, equip, and empower impoverished women and at-risk girls with life-giving HOPE to:
- Build a better business
- Build a better life
- Build a transforming faith in Jesus Christ
Thank you in advance for your support of this organization and the incredible women they are serving.