Ambactus Group is proud to support HOPE International, a non-profit based in Lancaster, PA with a mission to invest in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as they proclaim and live the Gospel. They share the hope of Christ as they provide biblically based training, savings services, and loans that restore dignity and break the cycle of poverty.
Lori Chambers, one of their Regional Representatives, serves as an advisor for Ambactus. She holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked 15+ years in banking before becoming a regional representative. She is responsible for growing the vision of HOPE’s work in the Southeastern United States by increasing, strengthening, and diversifying HOPE’s funding sources in the region. She is also manager of HOPE Global Investments, HOPE’s impacting investing entity. For more information about HOPE Global Investments, here is an excerpt from a blog post at Faith Driven Investor:
HOPE International’s journey into deepened support for SME business owners across our network began in many ways with the Login family of Western Ukraine. We had the privilege of watching as their microbusiness – a bike shop – blossomed into a platform for real impact in their home village, namely, helping adolescents with a tendency to turn their backs on family and fall into drugs and alcohol addiction in their teenage years. As the business scaled, profits not invested back into the business went towards their tithe and deepening their impact on these youth – creating a youth bike club program, opening a free-to-use BMX grounds next to their shop, and organizing community biking competitions for families to connect with each other and the church…Click Here to read more
Visit their website and blog to learn more about HOPE’s work through perspectives from staff members, reflections on what they are learning at HOPE, and stories from the field: