We Support Poverty Relief Projects
We invest into organizations with years of experience to build sustainable, community-owned projects around the world. Our team works closely to ensure that every dollar is accounted for and then provides reports back to our donors. We listen to our network partners and allow their voices to influence the strategic ends, planning and execution of projects.
Changing lives is about more than putting in a water well here or a school there. It's about building up communities, responding to the root causes of poverty and creating resilience, creating rewarding work opportunities for adults so that children aren't at risk of being sent to dangerous jobs, building people's personal assets, encompassing their physical, financial, and social needs.
We Invest In Local Entrepreneurs
Bridges of Hope partners with people living on low incomes to increase prosperity, and inspires the development of local economies with opportunities for all. Every month, we receive and process the profile of hundreds of applications for loans from our field partners. Each of those applicants have already passed countless weeks of coaching on business practices, loan repayment and financial management. With the generous contribution of people like yourself, Bridges of Hope contributes financial resources to our field partners for disbursement through lending. When the borrowers repay the loan, the process of lending is repeated, again and again, to support other borrowers, people looking to increases access to food, grow a local business, improve health, help kids get an education,etc. When you invest into businesses, you directly combat poverty.
When poor people are asked what they see as their key strategies for escaping poverty, they overwhelmingly say getting a job or growing a business. When you invest into businesses, you directly impact poverty. Anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean water or realize their potential. For some, it's a matter of survival, for others it's the fuel for a life-long ambition.
Where We Work
This year, 2017, we are funding programs in 21 countries around the world including Africa, Asia, Central & South America and North America. Poverty, political stability and strong partner organizations all play a part in where we choose to work.
Both Relief And Business Solutions
We are passionate about connecting all people through both relief and sustainable business solutions, using all designated donations to work towards the vision of a world where every person has a sustainable livelihood and contributes to their families and their communities.