Give Hope Global founders Roger Braswell, Angela Quinn and Dr. Dane Kovach have a vision: to transform communities through the power of the Good News, good health, and good education. Give Hope’s story began in January 2012, when Roger and Angela led a team of doctors, including Dr. Dane, and other volunteers to the Cambry Student Village in SW Haiti. While there, they learned that the children were severely malnourished. Roger and Angela believed they could help raise resources to address the need, leading them to develop a support program to provide additional funding. As a result, the village’s administrator was able to purchase extra food for the children, resulting in a dramatic improvement in their health. The additional funding also allowed the Cambry School to pay its teachers and begin to operate at full capacity.
Subsequent trips that Roger, Angela and Dane made to Cambry bore witness not only to the significant improvement in the health of the children, but also in the overall operations of the student village. Seeing vulnerable children’s lives transformed by hope provided the impetus for them to found Give Hope Global in December 2012. Since then, the campus and program at Cambry have undergone an amazing transformation with Give Hope now fully funding all operations at the village.
In 2013, Dr. Will Caldwell joined Give Hope’s Board of Directors as the Medical Director. He began implementing a two part medical strategy addressing acute care issues of the children and staff at the village, as well as creating a health care system focused on disease prevention and improvements in overall community health. Give Hope currently supports a part-time Haitian Medical Director and 24 community health workers, who provide ongoing support for the children in the village as well as the wider community.
Give Hope has expanded its educational efforts to include three schools in Haiti and two in Ghana along with sponsoring pastor training events in both countries. We have a travel team ministry that includes leading teams to Cambry three to four times a year and at least once a year to Ghana. We partner with many other organizations including El Shaddai Ministries (ESMI); Partners in Health and Youth With a Mission in Haiti; Urban Promise and Teach for America in Charlotte; and Move the World in Ghana.
Additionally, Roger serves on the ESMI Board, Give Hope’s partner organization in Haiti. This allows him to work closely with ESMI’s Haitian leaders, Pastors Dony and Louis St. Germain, to make the best use of the funds that Give Hope provides for the children of Cambry and other ESMI children’s villages and projects. As the in-country host, ESMI provides ground support, lodging and hospitality for Give Hope mission trips to Haiti.
In 2016, God opened the door to a new country of service for Give Hope – Ghana – where pastoral training and educational development projects are already underway.
Give Hope and its growing group of partners are seeing positive life change in communities in Haiti, Africa and the US. We are thankful to God for the opportunity to provide hope to those who are suffering.
- We hope to see these children change their country someday…
- We believe there are no limits to what they can achieve…
- The concept of preparing them to help others will drive our plans and our programs…
- The Gospel—We are powerless without it
- Hope—With it great things are possible
- Lifelong Change—We are committed long-term
- Nutrition—It’s where good health starts
- Education—It empowers those we serve