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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 …

Cooking Like Grandma Used To

Written by Stephanie Leak, Owner of Southern Noodle, HOPE Inside First Horizon Bank, Columbia SC I have always had a dream of following in my grandmother’s footsteps by cooking and …

Planting, Nurturing, and Growing One Dream at a Time

Adriana Rodriguez-Rivera is a nurturer, cultivator, and entrepreneur at heart. This 23-year old, stay at home mom has spent her adult life nurturing everything she comes in contact with and …

Sadie’s “Maid”-to-Order Dream Comes to Life

Leaving home is rarely an easy thing to do. But when mom calls and asks that you move from one state to another to assist with her growing business, you …

“I understood that if I can dream it, I can achieve it.”

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Operation HOPE is highlighting a few of our clients who have made significant strides in their journey towards financial empowerment and success. This week’s …

Virginia Lands Huge Contract with Operation HOPE’s Help

Virginia Baket-Jeffcoat joined the Operation HOPE family in December, 2020 when she enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) facilitated by Ms. Judie Hayes, her financial wellbeing coach. Virginia has …

The Little Lady Driving Big Success

They say big things come in small packages. Cora Cleasants agrees and would be the first to tell you that adage about her. This 5’3”, grandmother of four is a …

Megan Finds Sweet Success in Her Small Business Endeavor

In 2016, Megan Mottley‘s daughter wanted to go on a mission trip to Japan. She knew how important this trip was to her because she had been studying Japanese for the …

Patrice Makes a “Pitch Perfect” Comeback

Patrice Crooks is an entrepreneur and tech leader with a heart for service and empowering others. She is the proud owner of Competitive Edge Tech Training, a technology training company …