Hope of Peace Foundation
How Does Peace Occur?
Before peace can occur, there must be hope. There is a proverb that says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Every time a bullet is fired or a missile is launched the hatred and fear continue. How do we bring hope to a conflict that has been going on for generations?
Change begins at the individual level. Do I need to offer forgiveness? Do I need to seek forgiveness? Am I part of the problem or part of the solution? Next, it is important to reach out to others and build relationships. Helping to resolve a conflict of this magnitude can only happen through growing relationships within and amongst communities. We have to come to the point when both sides say enough is enough.
Change That Makes a Difference
Economic Development and Employment Opportunities
Springs of Hope, a water bottling plant in Jericho, West Bank.
A water well in Gaza.
Helping Through Microfinance
The Hope of Peace Foundation has helped a mother of six, ranging in ages from 3 to 16 years old, to start her own bakery called “The Joy Maker”.
This has been a tremendous help because she is the sole financial supporter of the family. Her husband is disabled and unable to work.
The lady, like so many in Gaza, is hard working but she just needed a small amount of financial assistance to turn her talent of baking into a successful sweets shop.
This is truly a “sweet story” and it is because of your support we were able to help her.
Continue to think of us as we look to improve the financial outlook for other families in need.
Third-Party Microfinance Opportunities
Kiva is a third-party provider of microfinance opportunities for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. If you would like more information about Kiva, please click on the Kiva icon below.
Click on the Kiva icon below for Microfinance Opportunities
Education and Training
Children and the Horror of War
The Hope of Peace Foundation has provided funds to two kindergarten teachers to attend a conference, teaching them how to help children who have been traumatized by war.
While the fighting between the Palestinians and Israelis is not a full-scale war, tensions are high and intense fighting can break-out at any minute. Children in particular are not only at risk physically but also psychosocially and emotionally.
The training was provided by War Child of Holland.
Your support has made it possible to help children, particularly girls, who are forced to live in such a dangerous situation. Children should have the right to grow-up in an environment that is free from fear and violence.