Hope for Change International

Smokey Mountain Garbage Dump

Jan 6, 2020
By: pgrimsland

30 YEARS AND COUNTING This week marks 30 years since my first trip to the Philippines, a journey that unexpectedly propelled me towards financial empowerment. I had no idea what I was getting into when I volunteered to travel with Mylon & Broken Heart on their tour in the Philippines.  At that time they were […]

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Feb 22, 2017
By: pgrimsland

It’s been an interesting time for Hope For Change.  In many ways we’re entering into uncharted waters, new experiences! Directors James and Sarah Smith will be in Nagaland, India for another extended period of time also visiting Nepal. I am here in Manila starting the process of registering Hope For Change as a foundation here.  […]

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The Simple Things
Mar 6, 2015
By: pgrimsland

Sometimes it’s the simple things that have the biggest impact.  In the picture above is Dulce, one of the local staff here working everyday in the “Smokey Mountain” community in Tondo, Manila.  Today she led a team up the steep mountain that was the former garbage dump where there are people living, although they are […]

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