Every 4 Seconds
…A Child Dies From Poverty Related Issues.
We, two stay at home moms, have realized a way to change this. After we visited the country of Burundi, Africa and saw how small business loans can make a big impact for an entire community, we launched our 501(c) (3) nonprofit, Open Hand Foundation, Inc. Between shuttling our boys to various activities and being wives and mothers, we personally oversee the training and distributing of the donated funds in every country we are involved in.
We provide sustainability by giving small business loans (microloans) in 3rd world countries. By empowering individuals with job opportunities we are actively reducing some of the world’s largest social problems.
How it Works
Give. Change. Repeat.
This is how we describe our micro loan process.
It starts with your donation to Open Hand.
Your donation goes to fund a business, which provides sustainability for an entire family.
Over the course of a year, the business owner repays the loan, and then we pay it forward to fund another loan. Your donation is THE gift that keeps on giving…literally!
Micro Loans Solve These Social Issues
842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat.
Solving hunger means solving poverty. We can solve poverty by providing jobs.
Over 3 billion people live on less than $2.50/day.
More than 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
98% of all trafficked victims are lured through false job opportunities.
Only 2% of trafficked victims are ever recovered.
Lack of Education
“Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read or sign their names.”
“Education is said to be, the single most vital element in combating poverty, empowering women, and safeguarding children…” – UNICEF
Why Join Us?
Because we are a grass roots organization
without the large non-profit overhead.
Because small money equals big impact
Our average loan recipient has 5 dependents. By sponsoring a loan, your donation immediately provides for an entire family!
Because We can’t do it without you
Thousands of lives are dependant upon your response and your donation. Together we can be the solution.
Your one time or recurring donation will ensure that Open Hand Foundation, Inc. continues to provide sustainability to thousands of families by providing them a job.