JustHope News

When you hear from JustHope, you usually hear about Nicaragua. Most JustHope news addresses the work we do on-the-ground in our Nicaraguan partner communities and how those communities are impacted by our Education, Agriculture, Health and Social Enterprise programs. But there’s another side to JustHope. JustHope’s mission starts with “creating global partnerships,” and creating global partnerships starts with informing, educating and cultivating a sense of global citizenship in the next generation.

OSU-Tulsa student Rachel Millea in a staged photograph. She is holding a skateboard on a street in downtown Tulsa.

OSU-Tulsa student Rachel Millea confesses she didn’t know much about the rest of the world before this semester. “My education on international volunteerism was very limited.” But in just a few short months, a spark has ignited in Rachel to learn more and to become more involved globally.

Microcredit recipients fill out paperwork in this image from a video about the microcredit program. Text over the image reads "Lives and communities can be transformed through microcredit."

What good could a few hundred dollars do? If you were to ask this question of a small business owner in the United States, the answer would probably be a swift “Not much!” We spotlight the Microcredit Program in this month's newsletter.

When Glenin Beatriz Martinez Mungia from the Boca de Cantaro sector in Chacraseca, Nicaragua, began to study at her local university, it was a financial strain on her family. They soon realized that there simply wasn't enough to put food on the table and pay for school, so Glenin had to quit. She thought she would never realize her dream of earning a degree. Then, 20 women came together to change that.