Chris Cloyd gave an excellent presentation on H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Poverty Everywhere) Ministry at the September 6 Rotary Club meeting. Chris has been active in missionary work since 1982 and explained that rather than providing “handouts” to those in poverty, H.O.P.E. Ministry empowers them by paying them a fair wage to sew and make crafts. The handmade crafts are then sold at Fair Trade booths and the money raised provides sustainable income for families in extreme poverty and profits for additional missions.
Donations for H.O.P.E. products will:
*Provide livable wages for families in poverty
*Provide coats and blankets for the homeless
*Sponsor children, orphans and missionaries
*Help eradicate diseases like malaria
*Build schools, homes, churches & orphanages
*Drill water wells and much more!
If you would like to host a Fair Trade booth to raise funds for missions, please contact Christine Cloyd for more info. (512) 550-9282.