HOPE International empowers those living in need around the world to escape poverty by providing micro loans, savings services, training, and mentoring to help people become self-sufficient. Working in 13 of the poorest, least-served countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean, HOPE International is a Christian faith-based 501(c) (3) non-profit organization focused on alleviating the many dimensions of poverty – physical, social, and spiritual – through microenterprise development.
More than 99% of all HOPE loans are repaid. Most of the loans, generally $100 to $500, are used to help people, usually women with children who have been widowed or abandoned by war or devastation, start businesses and begin to rebuild their lives.
Since 1998, over 90 homes have been built around the country, generating over $10 million in revenue for Homes for HOPE in support of HOPE International and providing tens of thousands of micro loans. Since getting involved in 2002, Providence Homes, along with the support of our trade partners, has raised over $300,000 for HOPE International with our four previous H4H projects.
Providence Homes is excited announce in 2014 we will move forward with our fifth “House for Hope” in the Jacksonville area. We will determine the location for this home in the next few weeks.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.
Providence Homes became involved with Canine Companions through Bill Cellar’s wife, Joanne, and son, Charlie.
CCI’s slogan is “Exceptional dogs for exceptional people.” What makes these dogs exceptional involves a few simple tasks, but requires loyalty, unconditional love, and friendship.
- Charlie Cellar