We seek to alleviate poverty in Lesotho - Southern Africa - through education, economic development, and community empowerment.
Bountiful Hope blossomed from a friendship our founders formed with Sister Constance from the Good Shepard Center during a trip to Lesotho. Sister Constance shared a dream close to her heart: starting an education fund for Lesotho's orphans. She explained how many children were greatly impacted by the death of their parents, largely due to back of medical intervention in a country ravaged by HIV/AIDS. The sister would often have grandparents of orphaned children knock on her door for assistance, pleading for tuition fees.
“Hope can help us make something beautiful out of our pain and suffering.”
— CIndy Trollinger, FOUNDER
Her dream became our own and when we returned to the States, so we started a penny jar campaign. The goal was to raise enough funds to be able to sponsor a handful of orphans. As such, Bountiful Hope Foundation was created with the intent to bring a brighter future to the vulnerable orphans of Lesotho through the promise of education.
Lesotho has the 2nd highest HIV prevalence rate in the world, resulting in a staggering number of orphans - over 125,000. Many of these vulnerable orphans either live alone, are the caretakers of their younger siblings, or they live with their aging, and often dying, grandparents. Bountiful Hope Foundation believes that the power of education, economic development, and community empowerment will help reduce the effects of poverty and HIV/AIDS. We are trying to bring hope for a brighter future to the people of Lesotho.
orphans have had their high school tuition paid for
Lesotho community members served through 2 fully funded computer container classrooms
currently self-sustainable businesses funded
Since starting in 2005, we have personally witnessed the transformation of the lives of hundreds of Bountiful Hope scholars. Graduated Bountiful Hope students are now teachers, social workers, and accountants. Some are currently studying to be doctors and engineers. Others use vocational skills such as sewing, to help sustain their families, and sever are now mentors in their community.