WHO WE ARE

Market of Hope is a non-profit organization with a passion to see American markets create change in the lives of underprivileged families around the world for generations to come.  We partner with ministries and social enterprises that minister to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable, and give them opportunity to be empowered to lift themselves out of poverty and desperation via artisanship and access to the purchasing power of developed markets.

While working with our partners, they are taught artisanship and given the opportunity to earn an income, providing for their physical needs all while under the care of missionaries and local ministers.  These artisan products are then sent to the USA to be sold, giving artisans in need access to American purchasing power.

Market of Hope purchases products from our partners and sells them at large Market Days and other events, creating steady income streams for our partners and their artisans.

OUR MISSION

To combat extreme poverty and prevent human trafficking through the empowerment of victims of human trafficking and economic slavery.

OUR MODEL

Artisanship with Dignity

Our partners work with artisans around the world in the creation of handmade goods designed especially for American markets.

Purchasing Their Empowerment

Market of Hope regularly purchases handpicked items from our partners, creating dignified income streams for their artisans.

The Power of Shopping

We host Market Days and visit other events to give Americans the opportunity to put their purchasing power to work for hope around the world.

A Cycle of Giving

The funds collected at our events go toward missions support, continuous restocking through our partners, and the expansion of Market of Hope’s capacity.

OUR TEAM

ASHLEY RUHL

ASHLEY RUHL

Co-Founder/Director of Operations

RIA THOMPSON

RIA THOMPSON

Shopper Information Manager

MIRANDA GOMEZ

MIRANDA GOMEZ

Online Store Manager

BRYAN MOORE

BRYAN MOORE

Board Member

ABBY POUND

ABBY POUND

Co-Founder/Director of Communications

KAYLA MOORE

KAYLA MOORE

Volunteer Coordinator

CAMI BRUMLEY

CAMI BRUMLEY

Board Member

JIM & DEBRA BROWN

JIM & DEBRA BROWN

Chief Advisors

KAMRIN WOLFE

KAMRIN WOLFE

Inventory Manager

HANNAH GREER

HANNAH GREER

Cause Advocate

MARK ROYE

MARK ROYE

Board Member