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.
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.
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