One Village at a time
Early in Hope Springs’ history we decided to make a bold promise:100% of public donations would go to fund the specific work it was given for. We even absorb the online donation fees to assure that 100% goes to the work you gave it for. For example, if a donor gives $100.00 for clean water, we receive $98.50. Hope Springs then adds 2.50 back to assure $100.00 goes for clean water. So, how do we cover overhead?
So far, we have been able to keep overhead expenses to a bare minimum through volunteer help and a small group of donors who give to cover our needs. In 2018 we reached a critical turning point in what we can accomplish with volunteers and this small group who donate for expenses. In order to maintain our commitment to the 100% principle and at the same time maintain our growing outreach, we have established a special group of donors we call, “Servants of Hope”. We are actively seeking multi-year support for operations funding. Through their support Servants of Hope members will allow us to plan for the future, creating efficiency and stability as we continue to grow. Members of this special group will not only provide financial support, but will become teammates, visionary partners, and champions of our cause to bring lasting change to thousands more people.
Like any startup, we need visionary investors who believe in, and support our business model. Since we can't offer stock options or the promise of a big buyout to our generous investors, our Servants of Hope members’ ROI is measured in the amount of people whose lives are transformed. To date that number is well over 150,000 and growing daily.
2018 was our best year to date. 2019 promises to be even better. Your financial support and partnership will enable us to bring lasting change to thousands more who desperately need it in northern Nigeria and southern Chad. Regular monthly donations of any size are appreciated.