Sole Hope

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aka Sole Hope   |   Saint James, MO   |  www.solehope.org

Mission

Offering HOPE, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief.

Working in Uganda, Africa

Ruling year info

2011

Board Chair

Asher Singe

Main address

1101 W James Blvd

Saint James, MO 65559 USA

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EIN

27-2305440

NTEE code info

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Employment Training (J22)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The infestation of jiggers in Uganda.

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?

Village and School Clinics

Sole Hope staff goes into the villages of Eastern Uganda every Thursday to wash feet, remove jiggers, give shoes, and provide education around the stigma of the problem as well as how to remain jigger free.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The purpose of the Young Living Foundation Hope Center is to bring healing to children with severe cases of jiggers, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to remain jigger free. Since we started operating the center in 2013 we quickly realized this was the most efficient method to not only fight the problem of jiggers but to also equip our patients with the knowledge and tools to remain jigger free for the rest of their lives. The Hope Center is a haven for children with the most severe cases, usually arriving with 100 or more jiggers on their body. Children come from 2-4 hours away to be under the supervision of full-time nurses, a doctor, and caregivers for two weeks or more where they are treated, administered medication and taught good habits to remain jigger-free upon returning home. While staying at the Hope Center, patients are educated on everything from jiggers and hygiene to cooking and crafts. Children are provided three meals per day, education classes, two pairs of shoes, a set of clean clothing, and hygiene products.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors

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 who receive treatment and go home free from jiggers.

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

Children and youth, Seniors, People of African descent

Related Program

Village and School Clinics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are patients who are treated by Sole Hope through weekly village/school clinics as well as The Hope Center where we treat the worst cases.

Number of individuals who are employed by Sole Hope in Uganda.

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

Indigenous peoples, People of African descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Part of the Sole Hope mission is employment. This is a wide range of positions from doctors, nurses, and social workers to shoemakers, tailors, and maintenance crew.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The goal of Sole Hope is to change the future for children and elderly suffering from jiggers one person at a time with the ultimate goal of eradicating jiggers from Uganda.

Clinics in the villages where we wash feet, remove jiggers and educate on how the children can remain jigger free.
The Hope Center where we bring the worst cases for extended removal, healing, and education.
School programs to dispel myths and ignorance around the problem of jiggers.
Shoes on the feet of children and education about why they should wear them to promote foot health.

Sole Hope has over 55 Ugandan's on staff on the ground including nurses, educators, tailors, shoemakers, social workers, accountant etc..

Progress is charted and reported monthly.
How many children seen
How many jiggers removed
How many families served
How many children at Hope Center

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Sole Hope

Board of directors
as of 11/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Asher Singe

Matt Davis

Jeff Hackman

Bridgette Hatfield

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/20/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability