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HOPE Success Stories

Tony’s Story of Financial Breakthrough and Victory
December 2, 2022

Toni L. is a 70+ year old woman living in New Jersey who joined Operation HOPE at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. When she began the Credit and …

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I’m Sincerely Inspired by HOPE

The beautiful thing about HOPE’s mission is that it touches everyone. Women, men, boys, and girls of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds are inspired by our mission to empower …

Rachel Finds a Sense of Community Among Fellow Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs and small business owners come to Operation HOPE at different stages of their business life cycle and with different levels of business knowledge. Most enter the program with just …

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Military Veteran in Search of Shelter Finds Hope and Self-Sufficiency

Operation HOPE is a bridge-building organization. We help individuals bridge the gap between aspiration and personal fulfillment through financial empowerment. But the work isn’t just for our direct clients only. …

From Spending Like a Princess to Budgeting Like a Queen

When Alisha first met Tiffany back in July 2020 she admittedly was a spender. Tiffany knew that her spending was out of control, especially if she was going to have …

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LaTonia Reaps the Rewards of a Financially Responsible Life

LaTonia Walker is a powerhouse. For years, she has been working towards building the life that she’s always dreamed of for herself and her teenage daughter all on her own. …

When Nothing Else Could Help…HOPE Lifted Me

Operation HOPE helped change my life. I launched my dream coffee business in November of 2019 and then COVID hit. The shutdown devastated my industry and my business income. With …

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Keeping My Eyes on the Prize: Tinika’s Journey to Homeownership

When Tinika Cradler, a single mother living in Memphis with her two children, joined the Credit and Money Management program this past May, she had dreams of owning her own …

One Year And Two Months Later …I Own a Home for the Holidays

In August of 2020, I attended Operation HOPE’s First Time Home Buyer program hoping to get some knowledge about the homebuying process. I have never owned a home nor did …

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James Takes Pandemic Calamity and “Kreates” an Opportunity to Grow His Small Business Dreams

In 2018, James Konidis, an LBGTQ creative launched his first business, James Kreate, a lifestyle and home decor company. James was happy to earn a living and make money from …