Dr. Michael Christensen, Ph.D. WorldHope Corps Founder

About WorldHope Corps

WorldHope Corps, Inc. is a voluntary, faith-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax exempt organization founded in 2007 by Dr. Michael Christensen of Drew University in order to provide clean water in Africa. 

Our mission is to sponsor sustainable projects–such as village wells, agricultural initiatives, and social innovation/incubation loans– that  build local capacity for economic community development in areas of greatest need.

Our strategy is to come along side local, indigenous, community-based organizations and congregations as a mission partner with technical assistance and relational support; provide training, consultations and empowerment events, mobilize volunteers, sponsor specific donor-advisory projects, and empower local leaders to access and build on local resources for asset-based community development.

While our  primary focus remains focused on providing clear water in northern Malawi and Western Uganda, we have expanded our projects to include: community development training, educational scholarships and small business development.

In various partnerships with Communities of Shalom, The United Methodist Church, CitiHope International, Sustainable Action Uganda, and Healing Waters, we have drilled over 70 deep water village wells, assisted hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children with nutrition, medical assistance and school supplies, provided Hope Scholarships to over 50 youth in Malawi, started two Hope Tailoring Schools in Malawi and Uganda, installed a water purification system and opened a Water Store in Western Uganda, and distributed over 10,000 anti-malaria mosquito nets during the rainy seasons in Malawi.

WorldHope Corps also has supplied oncological drugs to the “Children of Chernobyl” in Belarus who continue to suffer the physical and psycho-social repercussions of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986.

WorldHope Corps offers asset based community development training and consultations in the USA and other parts of the world, organizes annual mission trips for donors and volunteers, and builds international friendship for “reverse mission” (often receiving back more than what one gives away).

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