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HOPE International  HOPE International Development Agency. Creating self-reliance among the world's poorest families, Vancouver (HQ) and worldwide #HOPEaroundtheworld

On April 21 we hosted the largest event in the history of HOPE International Development Agency in #Vancouver.

Those who joined us, we want to say Thank You! ...thank you for being part of change in Nepal. ...thank you for recognizing the potential in people like Sancha Maya and bringing her hope. ...thank you for transforming her life, her family's life and the lives of her entire community.

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HOPE in Nepal

Tonight

#Vancouver

Are you here?

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SPECIAL PREVIEW: HOPE in Nepal
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"If we help each other, we will all be stronger"

We're so excited to share this film with you, it beautifully shows the effect of transforming lives for the benefit of entire communities in Nepal.

See the link in our bio to find out where to see HOPE in Nepal, starting in Vancouver on April 21!

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Clean water has arrived to this community in #Guatelmala and (almost) everyone is excited by the news!

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#HOPEaroundtheworld đź“·: @michelemphotog

"For these women it's a dream come true to come out of poverty"

A nice behind the scenes moment from the upcoming film about #Nepal we'll be premiering in Vancouver and then across Canada

Learn more in our bio.

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Every family needs clean water.

According to the United Nations, more than 663 million people do not have a safe water supply close to home, spending long hours trekking to distant sources and coping with the negative health impacts of using contaminated water.

World Water Day means something different to people depending on where they live, like #Ethiopia, where access to clean water is a major issue in the southern region of the country.

It is likely that no mother, father, or child living in a rural village in southern Ethiopia is concerned with World Water Day or its promotion. Their concern is centered around the question of whether they will have water today, and if they do, will it make them sick again.

Our concern, at HOPE International Development Agency, is the same as theirs. Clean water is a crucial part of lifting families out of poverty.

Every family needs clean water.

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With the support of generous donors in Canada, over the past year 1,000 people in 5 communities in Mindanao, #Philippines now have access to a nearby source of clean water.
Three of the water systems are also providing clean water to schools and daycare centres (in addition to community taps). The teachers and students are happy to have water taps for drinking, washing, toilets, and gardens. Teachers are also excited that children now arrive at school on time, as they don't have to fetch water far away from their home before school.

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Today and everyday, HOPE International stands with all women because we believe all people should have the opportunity to build a better life. This amazing woman in #Nepal has changed her life, her family’s life, and will change lives throughout her community.

Everyday we see more and more examples of amazing women like her around the world. You can join us to learn more about her story and other stories of hope in Nepal, begining on April 21 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other dates & locations over the next few months.

Click the link in our profile for more information, or for an opportunity to support women around the world everywhere that HOPE International is working.

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#HOPEAroundtheWorld đź“·: @chow5466

See why this family is smiling!

Leading with the #Vancouver Film Premiere and Dinner on April 21, we will have events across the country to tell their story.

Work began in #Nepal in 2015 after an earthquake devastated the country. We've been working with families in Nepal, but more can be done to help thousands of families rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

#HOPEinnepal #HOPEaroundtheworld đź“·: @chow5466

Aragesh Kantifo is 20 years old, married and a mother of 2.

Late last year construction of a gravity fed, spring cap water system was completed in her community. As a result the community now obtains clean water from taps close to their homes.

Aragesh recently took out her first loan of 200 Ethiopian birr from a local self-help group of which she is a member, an amount equivalent to approximately $10 CAD.

With that loan she has started a small business making tea and bread which she sells outside her home. She plans to pay off the loan within two months, then take out a larger loan to expand her business.

Aragesh speaks with great pride about being able to contribute to her own household and to support her own children. She now exudes incredible joy and confidence
More than water, more than money, Aragesh has hope for her own future and for that of her children.

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#HOPEaroundtheworld đź“·: @nowis94

A special end-of-year gift will ensure a family has clean water in the New Year.

The Problem - Right now, families in southern Ethiopia drink whatever water they can find, no matter what the source. As a result, parents and children are sick constantly. Families are caught in an ever deepening cycle of poverty.

The Solution - Clean water gives families the ability to transform their lives.

Mothers and children will no longer trek 4 - 6 hours a day in search of water.

Children will attend school rather than accompanying their mothers on long treks to collect water.

Mothers will join self-help groups and learn how to start and run small businesses that generate a consistent source of income.

Children will no longer become ill because of the water they drink.

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Christmas Cheer and Clean Water.

Next week in Langley and Vancouver you can be a part of providing both!

This year we want to give the gift of Pacific Theatre's "Christmas Presence" to you and families around the world.

Come celebrate with friends and enjoy carols and songs interspersed with magical readings by consummate actor-playright Ron Reed, and an inspiring film proclaiming the transformative power of clean water.

Langley - Dec 12 - Bez Arts Hub
Vancouver - Dec 13 - Reality Vancouver Church // The Chapel

Learn more in our bio

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