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HOPE International Development Agency donors are helping millions of the world's poorest families become free from poverty.

Clean Water and Sanitation

See what we're doing to help families gain access to clean water and sanitation.

Did You Know?

  • More than 1 billion people use unsafe sources of drinking water.
  • Basic sanitation facilities are beyond the reach of more than 2.6 billion people.
  • Preventable water-borne diseases claim the lives of more than 5 million people annually - most of whom are children.
  • More than 50 percent of Africans suffer from water-related diseases such as cholera and infant diarrhea.

Sustainable Agriculture

Learn about how we're helping families grow enough food and become self-sufficient.

Did You Know?

  • More than 40 percent of Africans do not have enough food to eat on a daily basis.
  • Over the past 25 years, food production in Africa has fallen by 25% due to soil depletion, conflict and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • African farmers who can afford fertilizer pay up to 6 times more than the rest of the world. More than 80 percent of farmers in Africa are women.

Education and Literacy

See how people are learning their way out of poverty through education programs for children and adults.

Did You Know?

  • If a girl is educated for six years or more, as an adult her prenatal care, postnatal care and childbirth survival rates, will dramatically and consistently improve.
  • Mothers with an education immunize their children 50 percent more often than mothers who are not educated.
  • HIV/AIDS spreads twice as quickly among uneducated girls than among girls that have even some schooling.
  • The children of a woman with five years of primary school education have a survival rate 40 percent higher than children of women with no education.

Emergencies and Rehabilitation

Learn more about how we save lives in times of disaster or conflict.

Did You Know?

  • Weather-related disasters claim the lives of an estimated 45,000 people annually.
  • An additional 245 million people annually are left homeless and without livelihoods in the wake of disasters.
  • 2.5 billion people have be affected by disasters in the past 10 years.
  • People in the developing countries account for 98 percent of people killed and affected by natural disasters.

HIV/AIDS Prevention

See what we're doing to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Did You Know?

  • Poverty increases a persons vulnerability to HIV infection.
  • HIV/AIDS depletes families and their communities of the social assets and structures needed for successful prevention and caring for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
  • More than 90 percent of all people infected with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic are in the developing world.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa more than 7.4 percent of the population between the ages of 15 and 49 is estimated to be infected with HIV.
  • Two-thirds of the world's HIV infections have occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.


Read about what we're doing to give families access to low-interest loans and enable small business start-ups.

Did You Know?

  • The 20% of the world's population living in the developed nations consume 86% of the world's goods.

Women and Gender

See how we're helping women and girls realize their full potential and improve their standard of living. 

Did You Know?

  • It is estimated that women spend up to 55 percent more time working than men, and at least 75 percent of that time is spent on unpaid labour.
  • The children of a woman with five years of primary school education have a survival rate 40 percent higher than children of women with no education.
  • A woman's chance of dying in pregnancy is 1 in 16 in sub-Saharan Africa - compared with a 1 in 3,700 risk for a North American woman.


Learn more about how we're promoting understanding and dialogue in areas of conflict.

Did You Know?

  • Ongoing conflicts around the world have forced more than 23 million people to leave their homes.

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