It’s hard to imagine one local project in Dallas could stretch hope to thousands across the globe. Dallas homebuilder, Grand Homes is doing just that as its second Home for HOPE nears completion. Built locally in McKinney Texas, the charity home has the potential to help as many as 3,000 families in some of the poorest developing countries around the world.
Instead of offering a hand out microfinance seeks to offer a hand up, breaking the cycle of poverty. HOPE’s primary service is the provision of microloans in 12 of the world’s most desperate countries. Starting at only $50, these loans enable entrepreneurs to start or expand their small businesses and with mentoring, training and saving services, create a steady income to lift their families out of poverty. The proceeds from the sale of the home, priced in the $250,000s will benefit HOPE International, microfinance network dedicated to alleviating world poverty.
The charity home is for sale at Grand Homes’ Shiloh Ranch community in McKinney. Grand Homes will be contributing its own overhead and profit including donations from their trade partners in the final sum given to Homes for HOPE. Grand Homes’ subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants donate or discount their labor, materials, and services to help secure a large donation upon the sale of the home.
Despite a nation-wide crunch in the housing market, Stephen Brooks, CEO and owner of Grand Homes, believes in the idea of giving back.
Grand Homes CEO Stephen Brooks said, “I can speak for our company team and trade partner family when I say that giving thousands of people in struggling communities around the world a chance to work themselves out of poverty is all the motivation we need!”
Bob Morris, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas, praised the collaboration between Grand Homes and Homes for HOPE. “The Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas is pleased to represent members, such as Grand Homes and Homes for HOPE, who see the value in serving the community both here in the Dallas Metroplex and abroad. It is a privilege to know that our members are making an investment in something bigger than themselves and their own financial gain. … Long-term, they are impacting lives and giving hope to generations down the road. We are excited to support and promote Homes for HOPE projects,” Morris said.
For more information on Homes for HOPE, please contact Dawn Cawood with Grand Homes at (972) 387-6005 or click here.
About HOPE International: HOPE International empowers those living in need around the world to escape poverty by providing microloans, savings services, training, and mentoring to help people become self-sufficient. Working in 12 of the poorest, least-served countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean, HOPE is a Christian faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on alleviating the many dimensions of poverty – physical, social, and spiritual – through microenterprise development.
About Homes for HOPE (H4H): H4H is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to generate funding within the building industry to support the work of HOPE International and like-minded organizations who are helping to eradicate poverty in some of the poorest countries in the world.