Thanks to you, more than 70 people have a safe place to stay and food to eat! Join Xavier for a look inside the Hope House, a home that is made possible thanks to you!
This Giving Tuesday, December 1st, join us for our first ever Hope House Virtual Party! You’ll get to meet our friends in Lima, hear some of their stories, and even play a few games. Read more below!
Meet Angelson. If you were visiting Lima and saw him playing his guitar on a bus, you might just see another musician. But there is a lot more to Angelson’s song, and why he sings.
Now, he’s found a new song to sing in his new home at the Hope House!
Did you see Episode One? Meet the Hope House here!
Meet the Hope House, a building tucked into a bustling neighborhood in Lima, Peru. At first glance it looks like any typical apartment or office building. But what’s happening inside is far from ordinary.
This series, created in partnership with Brave Voices Media, tells the stories of the Hope House residents, a community of mostly Venezuelan refugees fleeing violence and starvation in hope for a better life for their families.
This is how it all came together on move-in day.
By Ella Isherwood, Age 10
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an inspiration to me and her life is an example for our world to follow. I started to research her when I was eight years old. I was astonished to see all she did in her life, even though she had to fight for every opportunity. People underestimated her because she was a woman.
She was a trailblazer.
Ever since I started learning about RBG I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. I saw the way she used law to make a difference, to support, and fights for people. She knew what it was like to be held back and treated like she wasn’t equal. RBG wanted to fight so others didn’t have to be. She didn’t do it for money or fame. She did it for equality and justice. In her first case she said that the client did not have to pay her, she would just do it for free.
She never backed down from a fight she saw was fair and just; no matter how long that took or how hard it was. RGB fought for not just for herself but for everyone; black, white, women and men, no matter their religion or background. She wanted to have justice and equality for all. RBG wanted the world to be a better place and she was going to fight for that. I will follow that example. I am part of her legacy.
RBG is still with us. We will feel her as we stand up for people who are not treated equally. We will remember her example when we help others have opportunities. We will stand together as one. That is what RBG wanted.
Due to ongoing conflict and starvation in Venezuelan, nearly one million displaced people are living in Lima, Peru. The situation is desperate and only getting worse during COVID-19. But you have helped us find a way to support and give people a safe place and a community to come to.
Now, we bring you the stories of the lives you are changing. Beginning this Friday we are introducing our new short docuseries, Hope House Stories.
You will get a look inside the Hope House in Lima and the families who have found refuge there. There are stories of survival and overcoming. Loss and hope. And what is possible when a community forms across two continents.
Tune in Friday on our social media to catch Episode One!