We are a non-profit organization that has helped more than 70 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger.

Convoy of Hope does this through:

Mobilizing tens of thousands of volunteers each year.

Partnering with churches who are intent on doing good work among the poor and suffering.

Transparency — we are a multi-year recipient of the prestigious Four Star Charity Award from Charity Navigator.

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We are highly regarded for our scalable distribution model, Disaster Services teams, six international warehouses and a Mobile Command Center. Consistently, we are among the first to respond to disasters throughout the world. We have helped millions of people in the aftermath of disasters by working with and through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits.

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An employee of one of our Ethiopian Women's Empowerment graduates makes injera to sell to locals. An employee of one of our Ethiopian Women's Empowerment graduates makes injera to sell to locals.

Celebrating Women Today and Every Day

Here at Convoy of Hope, we are extremely thankful for the women in our lives. Mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and friends have helped each of us become the people we are today.

While we are continuously proud to celebrate the women in our Women’s Empowerment Program, we are especially excited to highlight our work this week, leading up to International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8.

We currently have Women’s Empowerment Programs in seven countries including Ethiopia, Tanzania, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Kenya. Through these programs, we aim to facilitate sustainable generation activities and entrepreneurial thinking that equips women to make positive choices for themselves and their families in the areas of health, education and economic welfare.

“Of an estimated 1.3 billion people living in abject poverty, 70 percent of those are women,” says Kara Edson, director of women’s empowerment. “That’s unacceptable. We’re helping women break the cycle of poverty.”

Follow us this week as we take you on a journey to each country where women are being empowered and lives are being changed. Each day we will be giving away a gift directly from the seven countries we are working in. On International Women’s Day, we will be giving away a prize package with a variety of goodies from the countries where we work. So like, share and comment on our posts to enter yourself for a chance to win some awesome gifts from around the world!

Help us say thank you to women all over the world, for what they are doing today and every day.

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We are very proud of the progress we have made with our Women’s Empowerment program in Ethiopia. Over the last five years we have been equipping women through micro-enterprise to start and run their own businesses. More than 1,000 women have graduated our Ethiopia program and we have seen an average 240 percent increase in income compared to before the women joined our program.

One of the most exciting things for us is seeing women who have been through our program and now employ other women from their communities. Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with education and someone who believes in you.

In 2013, the Ethiopian government gave Convoy of Hope an award for being “life-changing, corruption free and impactful” in our Women’s Empowerment Program.

Today, we are giving away a pound of Ethiopian coffee from our friends at Brick and Mortar. Ethiopia is known for its amazing coffee. Get a taste of this amazing country!

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In such a beautiful country it’s hard to see so many women struggle to provide food for their children. For the last year, we’ve been working in the Philippines to equip impoverished women with the right education and resources to start and run their own small businesses. Our first graduating class has been doing some amazing things from running shops at the local market to creating a small chicken farm.

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Honeylie was part of our first graduating class and now sells fish at the local market. A year ago, she made only $2.50 a day.  Now, her income is enough to build a new home and keep her four children in school. “My heart is overflowing with joy because now I can help my husband, not just with our bills, but also provide for my kids things that they want,” said Honeylie.

Today we are giving away a miniature Filipino Jeepney! Comment here or on our Facebook post for a chance to win. Winners will be decided at the beginning of next week.

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For us, excellence means putting our heart into everything we do! For us, excellence means putting our heart into everything we do!

The Framework of Compassion: Excellence

It’s week three of our series exploring Convoy of Hope’s ten core values, our framework of compassion. Today, we strive for excellence.

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines excellence as ‘extremely high quality’. That’s a fair, although rather vanilla, definition of excellence. Our definition of excellence is about how we serve those in need:

Providing a hungry child her first nutritious meal in months.

Handing the keys of a new home over to a storm survivor.

Teaching a mother in El Salvador skills to provide for her family.

What’s your definition of excellence? Whatever it is, make it happen. Even better, make it happen for someone else.

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The Framework Of Compassion: Service

Today we are continuing with the second week of our series covering Convoy of Hope’s ten core values, our framework of compassion. Last week we covered love. This week we are covering how we make love tangible, through service.

Famous English writer John Bunyan once said, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” This is the mentality we carry at Convoy of Hope when we think about service. Service is about giving and expecting nothing in return.

Like Bunyan, we think of service as a win-win situation. We are blessed with the opportunity to help someone in need as we experience a deep and lasting joy that reaches all parts of life.

This weekend we encourage you to serve someone you love and expect nothing in return. Clean their dishes. Fold their laundry. Show a little love through service!

 

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The art of war — on hunger

A couple years ago, Scott and Janet Howard had the opportunity to travel with Convoy of Hope team members on a trip to Kenya. During the trip, the Howards visited a school in Nairobi and were led through the back gate into a slum.

A boy Janet noticed kneeled low in the dust; he had no food and no energy to get up off the ground. His suffering was burned into Janet’s mind; as she walked back into the school, she saw the happy, healthy face of a young girl enrolled in the Kenya Children’s Feeding Initiative.

There was such a difference in the countenance of the two children — she and Scott agreed right then to do whatever it took to help the children who lived outside those gates to become part of the feeding initiative. They became wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting our organization financially.

When Janet, a brilliant artist, returned home from the trip, she created oil paintings of the two children in Kenya and recently presented those as a gift to the organization. “The kneeling boy represents the face of despair,” Janet says. “The smiling girl represents the face of hope. The contrast of the two children shows the mission of Convoy of Hope in a despairing world.”

We’re grateful to the Howards for their beautiful gift, for their financial support and for recognizing our passion to feed children and transform lives.

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The Framework of Compassion: Love

It’s that time of year and love is in the air. This week we are starting a series covering the ten core values driving us here at Convoy of Hope, our framework of compassion. What better value to start with than love? Love is a commodity only bound by our decisions, it is a choice to put others first. Love always hopes.
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Love comes in so many shapes and sizes.  The love of a mother or father. The love between a brother and sister. The love between best friends. The love between a husband and wife. Even love between strangers — a love that truly inspires us at Convoy of Hope.
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When a child in California sets up a lemonade stand and donates the money to Convoy of Hope, they’re sharing love with a child in Tanzania they will probably never meet. When a student volunteer helps pack bags of rice at our distribution center in Springfield, Mo., they’re loving a family in Haiti who can never say thank you. When a volunteer puts a comforting hand on the shoulder of a guest of honor at one of our community outreaches, they’re loving a stranger when they needed it most.

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We want to encourage you to step out and show love to a stranger this weekend, you never know how badly they may need it!

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