Hello dear friends!
I want to introduce you to Hands of Hope. Hands of Hope helps mobilize communities to respond to the needs of women and children around the world. They work to raise community awareness regarding poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa and its relevance globally. Some of their ongoing work includes: agricultural resource development, funding schools & vocational training for children and AIDS orphans, providing wells and irrigation systems for families, refugee support (Southern Sudan), micro finance loans to women to expand businesses and provide sustainable income, fistula medical clinic, emergency assistance, and providing goats and chickens to an expanding network of over 2000 rural poor families.
A great way to support Hands of Hope is by purchasing their Holiday Gift Cards. These cards provide food, income and water for impoverished women and children in Zambia, Uganda, and Southern Sudan. Purchasing these cards will provide goats, chickens or wells to help change lives. What could be a more meaningful gift for holiday giving for family, friends, and customer appreciation? The cards can be purchased on the Hands of Hope website www.handsofhopeonline.org for $15.00, $30.00 and $50.00.
“This was the most profound gift I have received from a student in all my 38 years of teaching.”
Roger Prazaider, 5th Grade Teacher, Geneva, IL
A Well Card will go toward funding a well in the Western Province of Zambia. Statistics show that nearly half of all people in developing countries suffer from health related problems caused by unsafe water. In addition, African women and children spend several hours every day collecting water which is often miles away and may or may not be contaminated. This well will provide clean and safe drinking water and will go a long way to ease a heavy burden for hundreds of village people who struggle daily with basic physical needs. $50 each.
A Chicken Card will purchase a gift of twelve chicks and be given to an impoverished family in Africa. As the flock multiplies, a struggling family will be given the hope to survive. Your gift will help those in need for generations to come. $15.00 each.
A Goat Card represents an actual goat being purchased for a needy family. Beyond providing much needed milk, a few goats can quickly become a herd, providing sustenance and additional income that can make the difference between whether a child goes to school or not. $30.00 each.
For more information go here: http://www.handsofhopeonline.org/goat.asp
To order by mail – Please download an order form
Or to purchase by credit card call 847 381 7367 Help support the work of Hands of Hope, find out more on their website: http://www.handsofhopeonline.org/