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Small Loans, Big Impact

We provide small loans and coaching to resilient entrepreneurs in Zambia to boost their businesses and break the cycle of poverty. For just $200, these entrepreneurs–the majority of them moms with 3-4 kids–are able to get a more attractive storefront, buy much-needed equipment, or expand their inventory. Increased profits = increased ability to feed their families.
Giving a Hand Up

Empowering Change

We are former and present military service members, teachers, pastors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. We are united by a common call to live our lives worthy of Christ, serving others before self. Together with our partner in Zambia (Spark Zambia), we are committed to sparking hope through training entrepreneurs, providing small loans, and then mentoring them on the journey or business growth. It’s a hand up, not a hand out approach that allows people to rise out of poverty by on their own terms.

Below is a summary of our impact over our 10-plus years of working to break the cycle of poverty as we’ve worked in Haiti, Cameroon, Philippines, and Peru previously – in addition to our present work in Zambia.

50000
Families Helped
25000
Loaned
100000
Pounds of Food Delivered
50
2021 Entrepreneurs
Across The Globe

In The Spotlight

Featured Entrepreneur

Meet Nawa, married and street food vendor from Zambia. It’s amazing to see women excel in their businesses. The story of Nawa is an impressive one, she went from being a street food seller with a small stand to becoming a small restaurant owner. She has been using the knowledge she got from the bootcamp and she shared that this together with the loan she got from Spark Hope Zambia has helped her business to start growing.
Our Process

How It Works

Can such a small amount really make a change? Yes! You’d be amazed how far a small micro-loan will take a person who has all the motivation in the world and just lacks the resources – we fuel their dreams with a small bit of capital.
Here’s how it works.

1. Partner
1. Partner
We partner with communities to bring change as a holistic community-wide investment
2. Empower
2. Empower
Through our partner local organizations, we train and mentor those in selected communities who want to start/build a business
3. Lend
3. Lend
We connect poor entrepreneurs with people around the globe to provide an avenue for philanthropic giving that fuels localized micro-loans
4. Grow
4. Grow
Through our partners on the ground, we remain closely tied to the entrepreneurs as they continue to develop their businesses and observe flourishing in the entire community.