We reverse the downward spiral of poverty by empowering Africans through holistic development. 

Bringing safe water stops the downward spiral of poverty in Africa, but it takes a holistic, integrated approach to train, equip, and partner that brings lasting transformation to ultimately reverse that spiral. 

Currently, SoHIP is strongest in integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene (iWASH) projects: drilling boreholes, repairing hand pumps, and building and distributing BioSand filters. Seeds of Hope has been designated as a WASH Center of Expertise by the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, in partnership with CIDA. SHIP also trains local community members in agriculture and vocational skills at our Community Resource Center in Ndola, Zambia.

Seeds of Hope takes an integrated WASH approach (iWASH) where the leading voices in the communities- from government, traditional leaders, religious, and in Schools Parents/Teachers and Students- are targeted. We are identifying Champions in every sector and building their capacity.  Currently, Seeds of Hope trains in over 15 WASH related trainings from one day iWASH (integrated water Sanitation and Hygiene) to 3 day Hygiene and Sanitation, low cost sanitation options, pump repair and caretakers training, household water treatment, biosand filters programs, drilling etc.

Many of these activities take place at the Resource Center, SoHIP's training hub that can be duplicated to bring lasting change to poor communities throughout the world. It is designed to address the needs of the community, demonstrate innovative solutions, provide vocational skills classes, provide laboratory access for various quality tests, train farmers and entrepreneurs, and serve as a community hub for inspiration, opportunity, and development.

Resource Center   

Seeds of Hope is working to develop every area of the Ndola Resource Center into a Center of Expertise.  Our vision for the resource center is to equip local people to bring hope and transformation to their communities by being trained in interventions that meet their most critical needs. 

HOLISTIC APPROACH COMPONENTS

iWASH

  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • Borehole Management
  • Community Health Promoters
  • Drill Teams + trainings
  • BioSand Filters + factory
  • AFMAC

Vocational Trainings

  • Sewing Classes
  • Bike Repair
  • Computer Classes
  • Carpentry
  • Welding

Agriculture

  • Sohipo Village
  • Farming as a Business
  • Irrigation Solutions
  • Growing Nutrient Rich Produce

Business Development

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accountable Community Fundraising
  • Strategic + Financial Planning
  • Small Business Planning

Health

  • AIDS/HIVE education
  • Malaria awareness
  • Health + Nutrition Classes
  • Maternal + Child health promotion
  • Water-related disease prevention

Personal Development

  • Gratitude
  • Integrity
  • Worship
  • Excellence
  • Values + Morals

The combination of a holistic approach is that people begin to build on their successes, are trained to sustain the changes in their communities, and are empowered to reverse the cycle of poverty in their country. SoHIP has taken this approach and partnered with various organizations to train people from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Mozambique.