HOPE IN VIEW INC

Transforming communities holistically and sustainably

Goshen, IN   |  www.hopeinview.org

Mission

The mission of Hope in View is to strengthen the Church, especially in Ethiopia, so that it is empowered to bring about holistic, sustainable transformation of individuals, churches, and communities.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Carolyn C Klaus M.D.

Ethiopia Director

Ronald L Klaus Ph.D.

Main address

PO Box 334

Goshen, IN 46527 USA

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EIN

03-0503448

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Community Health Systems (E21)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Hope In View works with religious movements to address practical behavior and empower people to develop. Religious institutions have often not helped people out of poverty, out of dependence on outside resources, and out of ethnic conflict of the sort that is now tearing Ethiopia apart. However, most of the religions in Ethiopia have within their holy books the seeds of development and of cross-cultural peace. Hope In View seeks to water those seeds, so that people can draw from their spiritual communities the ability to prosper and to live together in harmony.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Church Strengthening

Hope In View teaches Ethiopian Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants from many denominations, and other groups principles of church strengthening and discipling of believers. Focus on the meaning of the kingdom of God and practice of small interactive transformational groups have proven to be useful in these, leading to individual, church and community transformation. Hope In View’s teaching venues include seminaries, Bible schools, formal and informal pastors groups, and rural church planters’ associations. Hope In View also works to establish networks of long-term coaching relationships for continuing training and accountability and provides long-term personal mentoring for leaders responsible for large numbers of groups.

Population(s) Served

Believing that the good news of Jesus Christ extends to physical, economic, and environmental issues, Hope In View trains church leaders in principles of economic and community development so that their churches can benefit their entire communities. This starts with transforming existing small discipleship groups into self-help savings groups whose members can lift themselves out of poverty, or forming new such groups. Hope In View also works to help leaders and lay people alike learn how to start businesses, connect with locally available micro-financing, and network together to access further resources.

Population(s) Served
Extremely poor people
Working poor

Hope In View's child sponsorship program practices community-based care for vulnerable children and families, an approach which is more effective and less costly than orphanage care. Our staff provides sponsored families with supplemental nutrition, hygiene products, clothing, school fees and supplies, tutoring, academic awards, health care, spiritual care, social worker assistance, ongoing home visits, and celebrations. Our program also offers self-help groups for parents or guardians that give them support, parenting training, skills for coping with HIV and other serious challenges, and business training. Through these groups parents learn to save their own money to start businesses. They also begin volunteering to improve their communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Caregivers
People with HIV/AIDS
Extremely poor people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals receiving COVID relief

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Families, Extremely poor people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children sponsored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Caregivers, People with HIV/AIDS, Extremely poor people

Related Program

Child Sponsorship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of persons in self-help savings groups

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Extremely poor people, Working poor

Related Program

Community Development and Income Generation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Assets of self-help savings groups (in $)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Extremely poor people, Working poor

Related Program

Community Development and Income Generation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of loans paid back on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Extremely poor people, Working poor

Related Program

Community Development and Income Generation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hope In View aims to develop redemptive communities in all the religious sectors of Ethiopia. Redemptive communities are environments in which ordinary people experience spiritual, physical, economic, educational, social, and environmental transformations that allow them to live together with people of other tribal groups in health, prosperity, and harmony. These transformations happen when people interact with the teachings about Jesus of Nazareth present within almost all of the religions of Ethiopia in the company of friends who love them and hold them accountable to what they are learning. Hope In View further aims to develop networks of leaders in these communities who internalize these values, who are personally supported and held accountable by other leaders, who have the skills to promote this kind of transformation in small groups, and who can become agents of change throughout their communities with no need for financial help from outsiders.

Hope In View’s primary strategy is to develop visible models of redemptive communities in every demographic group, from which others can derive inspiration and know-how. Specific steps toward this include the following:
1. Training and mentoring religious leaders on all levels, from small group leaders to organizational heads, to promote spirituality that produces health in all areas of life.
2. Promotion of self-multiplying self-help groups that can lift people out of poverty without outside subsidy.
3. Temporary sponsorship from outside the country of children in desperate need until such time as local churches and community groups can take over this function.
4. Various trainings for the broader community in areas of health, finances, business development, and peace-making.
5. Occasional short-term relief efforts in collaboration with local churches or other groups when acute crises threaten to derail progress and future development.

Keys to our success are the following:
1. Hope In View acts only by invitation from local churches or other groups, who own all of the projects.
2. Hope In View works primarily with groups rather than individuals, as real change takes place only when people work together, developing and contributing a diversity of perspectives and gifts. We have found this happens best in small group settings.
3. Hope In View has long-term relationships with Ethiopian leaders in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, and other settings who value its mentoring within their own cultural contexts.
4. Hope In View strongly advocates multi-level structured leadership networks, in which no leader cares for more than 12 people directly and in which every leader receives care and accountability from another leader.
5. Hope In View works hard to do long-term planning and develop local funding so that its work will continue after Hope In View ceases to exist.
6. Hope In View reinforces on every level the principle that every worker is accountable to God in every area of life.

Hope In View’s leaders have decades of cross-cultural leadership experience in churches, non-profit organizations, medical ministries, and educational institutions. We have more than 19 years of relationships with leaders within Ethiopia, and we have long-term relationships with many donors based on trust, accountability, and transparency.

During the COVID crisis in 2020, we have provided:
- resources on leadership during COVID for Ethiopian leaders
- matching grants to Ethiopian organizations enabling them to raise money toward COVID and flood relief
- food for 8522 needy people through over 200 churches
- resources enabling over 100 pastors in devastated communities to stay in ministry
- oversight for small group ministries where COVID closed churches
- a growing child sponsorship program serving almost 200 very needy families and making consistent home visits to them during the lockdown
- oversight for urban and rural self-help groups, which together have accumulated $16,309 in assets
- mentoring for leaders in 8 geographically separate movements of churches in several religious contexts.

What’s next:

Hope In View has provided another matching grant to raise relief funds for people displaced by an ethnic conflict and is strategizing to restore their churches and equip them for peace-making. We have begun in-depth reviews of progress and obstacles in each movement with which we work and data collection on their progress in forming redemptive communities. We will continue providing training based on specific topics identified by the above research.

Hope In View aims to increase our child sponsorship program to impact a larger number of very needy families in the community, to update our self-help group reporting systems and training curricula based on lessons learned over the last 7 years, and to offer renewed training to our colleagues in Ethiopia in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) to further improve our work within the community.

Financials

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HOPE IN VIEW INC

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Charles E White

Spring Arbor University

Term: 2017 - 2021

Alma Hagen

Retired International Educator

Timothy Thiery

Estancia Valley Classical Academy

Amy Frankenberger

Cornerstone Financial Solutions

Gary Ginter

Vast Power Systems

Steve Oyer

SO Photographic, LLC

Beth Snodderly

Ralph D. Winter Research Center and William Carey International Development Journal

Carol White

Montessori Trainer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

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No data

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Disability