Global Partners in Hope exists to collaboratively develop international communities.
Our four-part focus is sequential, holistic, and sustainable. Each element is improved by the presence of the others, and all work together to contribute to a thriving community.
CLEAN WATER is foundational to the development of a community. Without reliable and safe access to clean drinking water, families are stuck in survival mode, spending many hours each day fetching water and making it potable. Countless families lack the resources to decontaminate their drinking water, which is why our first step in developing a community is to work with our in-country partners to build water wells.
Once the fundamental problem of water is addressed, we work quickly with our in-country partners to build, equip, and staff a MEDICAL CENTER right next to the well. Each medical center focuses on the needs of the most vulnerable in the developing world: women and children. Dr. Brett MacLean (a pediatrician) and his wife Sheri (a family nurse practitioner) live in West Africa and facilitate the ongoing education of the medical professionals working at these centers, as well as the continued development of the medical capabilities of the centers.
Equipping functional medical centers with SUSTAINABLE ENERGY systems is the next step in the development of a community. Gas generators are expensive and unreliable, so we’ve turned to sub-Saharan Africa’s most plentiful resource – the sun – to solve this problem. With the installation of a solar panel system, the centers have access to free, reliable energy to power their medical equipment.
The final step in the development of a community is to ensure the residents are EDUCATED about the value and functionality of their new resources. This education is facilitated by our in-country partners, and is ongoing from the moment the our shovels hit the dirt. In communities where these basic, physical needs are already met, the focus of GPiH shifts to developing community leaders. Our LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT courses equip local leaders to lead effectively, ethically, and sustainably.