Invest Hope July 2014 eNews


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Ministry news from Invest Hope in Haiti for July 2014

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Invest Hope July 2014 eNews

  1. 1. INVEST HOPENEWSLETTER July 2014 SPOTLIGHT: program success The most frequently asked questions about our Micro-loan and School Match Savings programs (by both supporters and potential supporters) are: Does it work? Do they really repay their loans? Do they really contribute to their child’s school fund? Does it really help Haitian families stay together? We are excited to introduce to you our new board members... Sheree is from central Ohio. She is a part-time, pediatric nurse and a 4th grade Sunday school teacher. Sherry is from North Carolina. The daughter of a minister, she has been actively involved in helping charities her entire life. She is a medical coding instructor. Both ladies have a passion for the people of Haiti and are honored to now be a part of Invest Hope. And the answer is... YES! Yes they do, and yes it really does! In three years, 60 Haitians have participated in our Micro-loan program. Out of those 60 people, only two have not repaid their loans. That means 96% of our loan participants have repayed or are currently repaying their loans! Pictured above: Marline (a graduate of our Micro-loan program) selling in the market, and a loan participant who recently repaid her third loan in less than one year. Pictured left: Ginny with Amicie, who finished repaying her first loan in June! WELCOME: new board members Sheree Tata Sherry Frye-Smith
  2. 2. Please send donations to: Invest Hope c/o Licking Valley Church of Christ 1578 Dayton Rd Newark, OH 43055 Field Director – Ginny Andrews Treasurer – Drew McClain Secretary – Jennifer Bauguss Board Members – Sheree Tata JW Andrews Sherry Frye-Smith Mark Frazier We are currently raising funds to build on our mission property in Peredo, Haiti! This land will house our mission office, which is currently housed in a shoulder bag that Ginny carries around! For the past 3 years, we have been setting up office under a tarp with a small table. As you can see in the photo, this is not the best set-up for a loan type program. Plans for the land include an office and a large gazebo where we will offer classes. This gazebo will also be open for the public to reserve for meetings, weddings and funerals. This is just a taste of what we dream of doing for the people of Peredo on the mission property! To do this, we need the funds. This is the largest fundraising task Invest Hope has taken on! But my Father in heaven owns the cattle on a thousand hills! (Psalms 50:10) We are trusting in Him to provide! If you would like to help us in this, or any future project, please consider investing hope in the future of Haiti by making a monetary, tax-deductible donation. Our mailing address is listed below. Online donations will be available soon. We are also looking for new partnerships with new churches and to further/expand partnerships with churches who currently support us. Invest Hope welcomes both one-time and monthly contributions. If you would like to donate to a particular program, please indicate which program you wish to allocate funds to by writing the program name on the memo line of your check. [i.e.; Micro-loan, School Match Savings, Foster, Building] Unmarked donations will be added to our general funds and will be used for any program/expense. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have concerning our programs. Please contact Ginny at or our board at FUNDRAISING: building our mission If you received a printed copy of this newsletter and wish to receive future publications via email, please email us at