“Without education,” says Mary, “you won’t go far.” And in a rural region of Malawi where less than 45 percent of women can read, Mary has sent nine children—mostly daughters—to school. She saves money for school fees through her HOPE savings group, and she appreciates the opportunity to read God’s Word with others.
HOPE International is a network of microfinance institutions and savings and credit associations operating in 17 countries around the world. HOPE works to empower men, women, and families to break the cycles of physical and spiritual poverty through discipleship, biblically based business training, savings services, and small loans. By incorporating a strong witness for Jesus Christ and employing a variety of approaches, HOPE is an innovator in the field of microenterprise development.