After years of hosting Market of Hope as a single annual event, we dreamt of expanding Market of Hope’s capacity to provide long-term avenues of change for the beneficiaries of our partners. As it was, however, Market of Hope placed an unnecessary financial burden on the local church, limiting its frequency, and therefore hindering its potential. We brainstormed solutions and came up with one.
With a small amount of upfront investment, Market of Hope was able to launch a new model that makes it self-sustainable, freeing up church funds to invest in other worthwhile causes and skyrocketing Market of Hope’s ability to both generate income for global artisans, and to reach shoppers with the good news of the opportunity to shop with a purpose.
WHERE WERE OUR FUNDS SPENT IN 2015?
In 2015, we were pleased to be able to send 93% of what was received directly to our partners.
- Partner Support 93%
- Operational Expenses 7%
This chart demonstrates the dramatic increase in Market of Hope’s ability to pour into empowerment efforts in ways we have never been able to, thanks to the faith and support of our 2015 donors and sponsors.