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World Hope International, Inc.

Opportunity, Dignity and Hope

aka WHI   |   Alexandria, VA   |  www.worldhope.org

Mission

World Hope International (WHI) is a faith-based relief and development organization that works with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering, and worldwide injustices. Founded in 1996, WHI uses market-based and community-driven enterprise solutions to empower, protect, and build resiliency through innovative, environmentally conscious, and transformative projects. We deliver our programming through strategic local and global partnerships to create a maximal, sustainable impact.

Notes from the nonprofit

We hope that you will join us in our mission to alleviate poverty, suffering and worldwide injustices.

Ruling year info

1996

President and Chief Executive Officer

John Claude

Main address

1330 Braddock Place Suite 301

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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EIN

35-1985485

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At WHI, we take a holistic approach to tackling poverty. We partner with local communities to determine the most sustainable, grassroots solutions to injustice and oppression, with the ultimate goal of transferring ownership of all development initiatives to the community.

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?

Emergency Management

World Hope International collaborates with national governments and local stakeholders to respond to natural disasters and diseases by leveraging its local infrastructure and human resources. WHI also conducts disaster preparedness training in the Caribbean and Latin America to strengthen the capacities of first responders to better respond to and prepare for disasters.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Since 2004, we’ve been committed to drilling clean water wells, launching market-driven water solutions, and providing. Using local engineering teams, we drill water wells in communities, schools, hospitals, and other public institutions that lack a clean and sustainable water source. Local leaders–women as well as men–are trained to maintain the water source long after the drilling is done. We also construct solar-powered water systems for health clinics, providing access to the water needed to clean and disinfect facilities properly. These include a water well, solar panels to generate power for an electric pump, and a tower to store the pumped water—creating the ability to run water piped into a building.

TapEffect offers a market-based solution for households to have access to clean, piped water. As a result, women—upon whom the majority of the clean water burden falls—can have clean water piped into their homes for drinking, washing, gardening, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities

World Hope International (WHI) responds to the scale of the problem by working to strengthen the public health system—alongside clinicians, hospital doctors, physical therapists, community health workers, midwives, teachers, health volunteers, medical students, and others—so the most vulnerable will have access to high quality & affordable healthcare and prevention services.

In Sierra Leone, WHI's Enable the Children program provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy, care, and support services to children living with disabilities. In addition, WHI is helping implement the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) — a multi-country, long-term surveillance program targeted at understanding the cause of death in children under five. WHI recently started cervical cancer screening for women.

World Hope International supports hospitals and clinics with supplies, medicine, and equipment and works with local communities to teach child nutrition and child care.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities

World Hope International provides a safe place for survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence in Sierra Leone and develops and strengthens systems for comprehensive care of survivors of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in the Philippines by supporting social workers and other stakeholders to OSEC survivors. WHI also helps individuals and communities identify the signs of human trafficking through awareness education in Azerbaijan and Liberia and to assist the government in providing care and counseling to victims of violence and sexual assault in Cambodia.

World Hope International provides essential resources for students. This includes tuition and scholastic materials. WHI also provides English and computer education in Azerbaijan and Bosnia, equipping young adults with skills that give them a critical edge in the job market. WHI additionally trains teachers to improve both classroom technique and student performance.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

InterAction - Member

Combined Federal Campaign

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 clients served

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

Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of health outcomes improved

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

Adults, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people trained

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

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

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

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

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

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 projects that we take on at World Hope International are community led and sustainable. We believe that individuals and communities are transformed into ones with dignity and wholes through a spiritual, social, economic, and physical change. Transformation is never a single-issue project; it’s as multi-dimensional as people are themselves, and it can begin with a single person, expand to their community and go on to change a whole world.

Lasting impact is realized through locally sustainable programs. From the moment we first begin to consider a project, we are already envisioning how it will grow to live on without us. Innovating projects that self-sustain allows us to be nimble as an organization, moving in and out of countries to answer challenges with opportunities.

That is why we use market-driven, community-led enterprise solutions as the basis of all our work. Instead of creating demand, we meet it. Instead of leading change, we work hand in hand with local leaders and listen hard within the community. Then we work together to develop an enterprise solution that can continue ton long after we have left. Something that is rooted in the unique culture and lifestyle of the place where it is sewn.

We don’t go where not invited by a community because we know that local collaboration is vital. Partnering with like-minded organizations and individuals allows us to leverage our resources and amplify our impact. Interconnected challenges require connected responses and together, we can create a whole world of hope.

Our multi-dimensional work impacts many different areas: anti trafficking & gender-based violence, clean water & sanitation, social ventures, health & wellness, emergency relief, village partnership, education and child sponsorship.

At WHI, we take a holistic approach to tackling poverty. We partner with local communities to determine the most sustainable, grassroots solutions to injustice and oppression, with the ultimate goal of transferring ownership of all development initiatives to the community. The needs of today's world are complex and deeply interconnected. Our program areas complement one another and act as a comprehensive response to poverty. Students who are drinking clean water stay in school longer. Further education leads to better job opportunities and better health. Families whose incomes increase through agriculture and entrepreneurship are less vulnerable to the lies of human traffickers. Children who are free from slavery grow up with opportunity, dignity and hope. The upward cycle continues.

We use a logical framework for every program to assess the problem we're trying to solve, design a solution, monitor progress, and evaluate the impact. We stay up to date on best practices in international relief and development. Most importantly, we foster long-term relationships in the countries where we work so that we understand the people and the culture in which they live. Trusted relationships with local communities are the keys to affecting change.

There is always more that can be accomplished when your vision is a world where all people have opportunity, dignity, and hope. A few highlights from 2020:

52,437 individuals gained access to safe drinking water services through 31 new boreholes and 41 rehabilitated boreholes in clinics, schools, and communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone

1,454 children with disabilities were supported with therapy and rehabilitation during home visits

1,080 students in Grade 4-6 and 63 teachers in 9 schools received child protection training to raise awareness of child protection and safeguarding in Sierra Leone

126 mushroom producers produced 33,388kg of mushrooms grown in 185 houses in Cambodia

10,000 people received hygiene kits in Azerbaijan during the Nagorno-Karabakh war

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 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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World Hope International, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Chambers

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Robert Clyde

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Bobbie Strand

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Kevin Batman

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Gary Ott

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Dennis Jackson

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John Lee

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Jennifer Murtie

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Jeff Swartzendruber

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Wayne Schmidt

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Heather Beatty

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Jim Mannoia

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Sue Rickman

Diane Tager

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 4/21/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability