Growth 2008 – 2023
Our two native teams in The Philippines are located in Manila and on the island of Cebu.
For over 10 years, our native team on the island of Cebu have been working to make a lasting change in the lives of those affected by extreme poverty. Our work of reaching orphans and at-risk children suffering from the effects of extreme poverty is being sustained and multiplied by a widely diverse farmland enterprise. The farm produces several tons of produce annually. In its lifetime it has produced over half a million eggs, over 30 tons of coconuts, and a steady flow of fish, bananas, vegetables, along with profits from a goat and pork stockbreeding enterprise.
Profits generated from the farmland, combined with your donations, allow us to operate a girls home and two “Children’s Hope Centers.” The “Hope Centers” are after-school care programs striving to ensure that children stay successfully enrolled in school, offering free tutoring, fresh meals, and school supplies. One is in Manila, the other on our main campus on the island of Cebu.
Our Cebu team also operates a program that is equipping at-risk women and their daughters to avoid the perils of human trafficking by fostering their creative skills in craft-making small businesses. Some of their creations can be found at SheHasHope.org. Sadly, the island of Cebu is a major trafficking hub in Asia. With your help, we are able to spare women and girls from being susceptible to traffickers on the island who lure impoverished women with false promises of good jobs abroad only to become slaves once they leave the country.
Read recent stories of impact from our Philippines programs:
Over 300 students prepare for back-to-school season in The Philippines, Myanmar, and India; 13 girls in India have the opportunity for a college degree
We’ve had an extremely busy and productive past two months with our annual Houston gala in April followed by a special reception and fundraiser in Austin, Texas this month. Both events were very successful, with net proceeds raising a combined total of 16.1% of our annual budget! We are so grateful for all who attended […]
Annual Gala celebrates 30 years of work, raises 11.6% of annual budget in one night
Our biggest event in 30 years was held on Thursday, April 20 in Houston, Texas- our 7th annual “A Taste of Hope” gala! It’s the one time of the year our staff, donors, and other friends get to gather and celebrate what we’ve achieved together. This year was an especially important celebration— it’s been 30 […]
Roundup of miraculous “Doses of Hope” from around the world reveals major milestones accomplished in our programs
Never before in the history of our work have we had this feeling of everything really starting to click. From the beginning, we have always tried to communicate to our field directors that we are running a marathon, not a sprint— that what we are trying to achieve should be measured in decades, not years […]
Abundant results of year-end fundraising campaign for Uganda program and emergency fund thanks to outpouring of donor support
We are very happy to send you this inspiring update on the results of our year-end fundraising campaign! Finally, all the donations dropped in the mail on 12/31 have arrived and final tallies have been calculated. We’re happy to report that thanks to your support, encouragement, and advocacy we not only met— but exceeded— our […]
Top ten field-submitted photos of 2022 highlight what your generosity has achieved for women and children under our care
We’re closing out the year by sharing some of what we feel are our best field-submitted photos that summarize the spirit of what we have achieved together with your support in 2022. Our teams are doing a great job sending us frequent photo updates of their work. These are some of the best we enjoyed […]
2022 Impact Report highlights over 850k meals served, 1393 scholarships saved children from hazardous child labor or trafficking
Today we are happy to reflect on this past year and share with you what we’ve achieved together— 2022 has been a year of renewal and hope combined with several challenges as well. We are grateful that our Founder & Executive Director, Kirby Trapolino, was finally able to return to many of our program sites […]
2022 year-end goals to help fulfill long-awaited needs in Uganda program, restore emergency fund to respond to urgent program needs
We are very happy to announce our year-end goal which will help us fulfill many long-awaited needs in our Uganda program as well as replenish our emergency fund after a challenging year. The first part of our goal takes us to rural Uganda, where we have been working with our local team for 13 years. […]
Global news roundup reveals significant progress on major campaigns to improve the lives of orphans and trafficking survivors under our care
Today we are very happy to bring you a news roundup of all the fruits of your generosity and God’s miraculous provision. We have so many encouraging updates to relay to you. The purpose of today’s story is to provide an update on how far our 2020-2022 campaigns and projects have come from originally just […]
Final results of 6th annual gala bring great support to ‘She Has Hope’ programs; new communication initiative to deliver ‘good news’ updates to your inbox
All the bills have been paid and the final pledges from our 6th Annual “Taste of Hope” Gala have been collected so we are very happy to report the impact of our event! Thanks to your support, whether it was attending, underwriting, bidding on auction items, or just helping us spread word of the event, […]
Our 6th Annual Gala, “A Taste of Hope” benefiting ‘She Has Hope’ human trafficking response programs to return to in-person gathering for first time in 3 years
We are thrilled to announce that our 6th Annual gala, “A Taste of Hope” will be back in person this year! We will be gathering to celebrate the stories of hope you’ve helped make possible on Thursday, April 21 at 7 PM, with a special VIP hour beginning at 6 PM for our VIP ticket […]