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Meet Walk4Water Director, Gillian Kelley!

We are enjoying celebrating the members of the HHI family, and we invite you to visit the HHI blog for more staff features. With this edition, we introduce you to our Walk4Water Director, Gillian Kelley.  Walk4Water is HHI’s major fundraising mechanism for the Clean Water Program, and Gillian’s innovative leadership has been critical to its […]

Meet Katelyn Fokos!

Healing Hands International is blessed and proud to introduce: Katelyn Fokos! From a middle school Walk4Water event to Women of Hope Coordinator, Katelyn’s position at Women of Hope has been a long time in the making. Her life’s experience is braided with strands of the Lord’s wisdom and guidance, and we are certain that as you read […]

Help Us Welcome Clint Smith!

Please join the entire family of Healing Hands International in welcoming Clint Smith to the role of Hunger to Harvest Program Director! Clint is no stranger to the Healing Hands International collection of programs. Nineteen years ago, he attended his first Walk4Water event here in Nashville. Soon after, he traveled to Honduras to build homes […]

From Pennsylvania to Honduras

MAGI Coordinators are a driving force for this program, constantly bringing new members into the fold, always looking for ways to inspire interest and participation. Mark Hatfield (pictured above in Pedregal, Honduras is our MAGI Coordinator for the Northeast territory of the U.S., and his example is representative of the common thread of passion and […]

From Surviving to Thriving!

Hunger to Harvest training is about helping God’s people go from surviving to thriving (in the wise words of our retiring Hunger to Harvest Program Director, Carl Burkybile), learning and taking on the uplifting words of the scriptures along the way. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like […]

Refreshing Souls in India

The Gospel is available to everyone, without exception. And much like everyone needs the scriptures, everyone needs clean water to live. We are called to help one another, so that when someone is downtrodden, there is an outstretched hand to lift and soothe a suffering soul with the love of Jesus and, if possible, to improve […]

Business Skills Build Lives in Nigeria

The Women of Hope mission of Healing Hands International recognizes that positive change in struggling communities often begins with the courage, determination and ambition divinely woven into the hearts of women. Our International Staff members host training sessions worldwide, bringing encouragement and economic opportunity to women who want to rise from the generational barriers of […]

Magnificent Crops Curb Hunger in Zimbabwe!

Those cabbages deserve a hearty, “Congratulations!” Actually, the gardeners who tend these crops are the ones celebrating, and deservedly so. The residents who care for the Mashinga Cluster Garden in Zimbabwe have collected this fantastic harvest after months spent carefully planning, composting and watching over their efforts. The Mashinga community previously hosted a Survival Gardening […]

Ubuntu! MAGI Exists Because of You

HHI’s MAGI program has been delivering joy around the world since 1999, made possible by our generous and faithful donors who have believed in this work since the beginning. Recently, and for the first time in the history of Healing Hands International, 12 members of our United States staff gathered together with 22 members of our International […]

Nigerian Village Welcomes New Well

Nigeria is nestled within the western curve of Africa as it turns to the south, situated just above the Equator. Waves from the Gulf of Guinea lap Nigeria’s shores, and the country holds the record for the highest population on the continent. Nigeria’s people come from diverse backgrounds, but they endure similar water-related health hazards from […]

Women Willing to Help Each Other in Kenya

The family of Healing Hands International is growing, and it is indeed a pleasure to introduce you to Caroline Isaambe of Kitale, Kenya! Caroline is a new Women of Hope Coordinator in Kitale, and she is working alongside the phenomenal HHI International staff member Jannette Akoth, a vital member of the HHI organization. Jannette has played pivotal roles […]

Admirable Ambition for Tanzanian Harvests

Tanzania is located on the Eastern coast of Africa. Known for its rich, cultural history and traditions, it is also quite famous for its geological significance, as it is home to the continent’s highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. Even in its world renown, many of its citizens struggle with ample food production, doing the best […]

Haiti Earthquake Update

On August 14, 2021, the southern peninsula of Haiti was rocked by a 7.2 earthquake, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries. The ongoing political situation in Haiti has made transporting relief inside the country extremely dangerous. HHI employees have constructed fifty emergency shelters, which have now turned into permanent housing due to their quality […]

Nigerian Village Shines With Borehole Blessings

AFRICA is the second largest continent on earth, behind Asia in both size and population. NIGERIA is known as the “Giant of Africa.” Its land expanse sits on the continent’s western coast, maintaining Africa’s largest population. It contains a wealth of natural resources, many of which remain untapped.  ABUJA is the capital city of Nigeria. It is home […]

Celebrating & Empowering Women in Zimbabwe

As you join HHI on our journey seeking hope for women worldwide, you will discover that we have a passion for supporting female entrepreneurs. Empowering women is a crucial component in fostering economic growth and social progress. Our goal is to give women the opportunities and resources they need in order to lift themselves—and ultimately […]

Bananas and Moringa Trees Transform Nigerian Community

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with over 231 million people living in the western coastal nation. Its oil industry has produced some of the wealthiest businessmen on the continent, but the gap of socioeconomic disparity is wide, and over 90% of its citizens live in extreme poverty. Through our Hunger To Harvest […]

Watch: HHI + Mission Lazarus, Team of Hope!

Deep in Central America, there is a country that sits on rich, natural resources, complete with sugar cane and tropical fruits, coffee, and abundant minerals within the earth. There are lush rainforests, rugged mountains that rise up against the clouds, and turquoise waters that lap Pacific and Caribbean beaches. Colorful fabrics decorate the culture and […]

Invest in Women and Change the World!

At Women of Hope, we firmly believe in the transformative potential of empowering women in the business world. When given a chance, women act as agents of change in their communities. They have the unique ability to organically improve their own situations, as well as the lives of their families and neighbors. In India, cultural traditions […]

Water, Joy and Hope at the Well in Uganda

Imagine a steamy, summer day with an intense sun that lingers loosely on the horizon, and a slow wave of heat unbroken by breezes or shade. A tall glass of ice water is the perfect relief, and the condensation on the outside of the glass cools you off as you press it to your forehead. […]

The MAGI Project is making an impact in Brazil!

For many years, Selma Raab has shared a deep passion for the MAGI Project. She was first introduced to the program through her church’s involvement in Richmond, VA while serving as a MAGI Coordinator. Shortly thereafter, Selma became a huge advocate for the MAGI Project and rallied other churches surrounding the Richmond area to get […]

Kishnaveti’s Story of Blessing

At HHI, we know that empowered women, empower women. Mentorship is a life-changing gift that allows others to pass on the blessing and lift others up. Krishnaveti knows the impact of training, support, and encouragement. Prasanthi is the Women of Hope Coordinator in India. She has a sewing program that trains, supports, and encourages women. […]

Hunger to Harvest Training serves as a wake up call!

Many people residing in the Aripezu community of northern Uganda live in poverty and lack the opportunity to ever go to school. In some cases, young girls are given away for marriage as a way of providing income for the parents. In September, HHI was blessed to host a Hunger to Harvest Workshop for 34 […]

Another clean water well in Ethiopia!

Meet Nuritu Adela. ? Nuritu is the mother of seven children, and they reside in the Gidabo village of Ethiopia. As is typical in this particular region of the country, the natural water source dries up in the summer, resulting in long wait times at the nearest spring. On average, Nuritu would spend four hours […]

Clean water is now accessible in Namaluma!

The people of Namaluma, Malawi were used to drinking dirty water, as they regularly gathered their water from a nearby pond. Now, they have a reliable water source close to home, which provides clean water for their families. Kevia Macheso is a member of the local church and lives in Namaluma. She praised God for […]

Soaring to New Heights

Women of Hope has a NEW partner in Kenya! Our team is eager to announce HHI’s latest partnership with the Soaring Eagle Community Transformation Education Centre (SECTEC) in western Kenya! With a grant from Women of Hope, Hunger to Harvest Trainer, Augustus Kimanzi, launched SECTEC. Many of the girls in Augustus’ village finish middle school, but they don’t […]