Project Hope Worldwide is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has been on mission since 2009 to care for the most vulnerable children around the world, those who are fatherless and defenseless. We have gone to great efforts to ensure that our model has both immediate and long-term impact on the children in our care.
”Caring for children around the world is our heartbeat.
We prove our work by the testimonials of our partners, in-country leaders and most importantly our children. We have a long-term vision to truly advocate for and impact the lives of orphans around the world.
Northern Uganda has suffered through 25 years of war due to the insurgency of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. The unrest has destabilized the region for decades prohibiting it from developing an infrastructure to support its people. As a result of this war, and the ongoing epidemic of AIDS and malaria, there is estimated to be over 3 million orphans in Uganda. Project Hope Worldwide’s work in this region has involved establishing an orphanage, schools, a medical clinic, vocational training programs, and local churches to support the people.
As recently as 2009, Juárez has been known as the most violent city in the world that was not a war zone. This has been largely due to the ongoing drug wars between competing cartels. Juárez is located just across the border from El Paso on the Rio Grande. In an area 20 km outside Juárez, Project Hope Worldwide has established a program for orphans amongst the poor and displaced people living in what is called “Colonias.” This program insures that children have access to a safe home, food/clothes, education, medical care and spiritual/character mentorship.
Léon is the second largest city in Nicaragua. The country is considered the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. 80% of its people live on less than $2 a day and the infant mortality rate is 25%. Years of war between the Sandanistas and the Contras combined with failed government policies have severely hindered their economic development. Project Hope Worldwide is holistically caring for orphans, partnering with schools, supplementing medical care, and providing spiritual and character mentorship, in one of the poorest areas of Léon.
Our mission is simple: to receive, provide refuge, and restore hope to the world’s most vulnerable children in Jesus’ Name… to rescue, defend and care for orphans around the world. We employ a very pragmatic and practical approach to fulfilling our mission. This enables us to provide purposeful and transformative care for our orphans, create trustworthy partnerships and prove our effectiveness.
The 100% Model
We live by our 100% model that ensures every dollar of every donation goes toward the care of our children and that the 5 basic needs of every child are addressed: food and water, shelter and clothing, medical care, education, and spiritual and character mentorship.
We believe we can most impact our children by leveraging physical proximity. This allows us to more effectively know and respond to immediate needs, develop more meaningful relationships and keep a pulse on the location’s social and political climate. We have operations and teams in every area that we provide care for our children: Léon, Nicaragua; Lira, Uganda; and Juárez, Mexico.
The 5 Principles
We believe that we are blessed to be a blessing. We encourage our teams to live by the five principles in our daily lives as we care for our children. You can read our post about the 5 Principles of Blessing.