SageView Foundation News & Views

A Holiday Message from the SageView Foundation

Many parents and children hope and dream for what we often take for granted. May this be the time of year when your heart is turned towards the countless ways that you have an opportunity to shine light into the darkness for those whose needs are desperate. Regardless of how we choose to celebrate the […]  Read More

Greetings from the SageView Foundation!

During this holiday season, we like to take a step back and reflect on all the positive contributions we made together over the past year. With your help, we made a significant impact in communities both near and far and for that, we are thankful. The people we serve, and our charitable partners, have enriched […]  Read More

Chita at Northrise University


Chita is a first year Northrise student living in the dormitory. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Web and Software Development. He has a passion for Software Development and plans to one day start a Software Development company. Born in Serenje, Zambia, Chita lived there for 7 years with his family. […]  Read More

Women’s Empowerment Requires a Holistic Approach

Reprinted courtesy of: Women for Women
Photo Credit: Rada Akbar/Women For Women International 2017

Women for Women International (WfWI) has been working with marginalized women in communities impacted by conflict and war through a holistic program that addresses their multi-faceted lives for nearly 25 years. Recently, a New York Times op-ed debunked the myth that focusing only on women’s economic empowerment via earning an income is the key to women reaching their […]  Read More

Class Is In Session

Reprinted by: Many Hopes
All photos courtesy of: Many Hopes

Mudzini School opened to students September 4th after 4 years of planning and building and challenge. And of belief and generosity from you. Thank you. Children lined up at 8:20 am and were greeted with handshakes and “welcome” by the principal and then gathered in the dining hall to meet their teachers and head to […]  Read More

Changing the Nation Through Impact

Written by Mando Ngosa

It’s the third day of Impact Ndola 2017. The excitement continues to flow at Arising Life Ministries headed by Northrise students and friends. The children continue to enjoy creative activities such as making thank you cards out of plain papers, singing, and learning a few exercise moves that can keep their bodies warm especially that […]  Read More

Edify – What is your calling?

Written by: Danielle MacGray
Reprinted from: Edify
All photos are courtesy of Edify


“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.” John 15:16 Everyone is called by God in a general sense to love him and have a relationship with him. But what about your particular calling? What has God called you to do […]  Read More

Akilah Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Thank you for joining our celebration of our 85 newest graduates from the Akilah Institute — our largest class ever, including our first class of Information Systems students! The graduates will join the Akilah Alumnae Association, who earn 12x the national median income, support their family members, and lead […]  Read More

2016 Holiday Message

One of the joys of the season is the opportunity to share with others the abundant blessings that we have been gifted with at SageView Foundation in 2016. It has been an honor and privilege to have so many of you come along side us to support our key initiatives that serve those in need […]  Read More

June 2016 SV Foundation Rwanda Update

Comfort My People Randy Long (SageView Advisory Founder and Managing Principal) and a team of SageView Foundation colleagues spent nine days in Kigali, Rwanda with Comfort My People in June, 2016. The team once again met closely with our local Comfort My People staff. The CMP team on the ground consists of Pastor Willy, William, […]  Read More

Outside the Bowl Annual Fundraiser and Auction

DON’T MISS EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH 9/1 There are two registration options: Purchase single tickets at $100/guest Purchase a table of 10 for $800 and invite friends, relatives, neighbors or colleagues to join you free of charge. Ticket prices will increase September on 2nd. Invite friends to join you by simply forwarding them this registration link. […]  Read More

Stop Hunger Now Update

The SageView Irvine Team joined the Upham family and their church in a community event in Santa Ana, California on April 16, 2016 The Stop Hunger Now group set up an assembly room that facilitated the preparation of over 200,000 meals that will all be sent to those in need in the Philippines. Over 40,000 […]  Read More

Experience Hope

SageView Team visits the Dominican Republic in September 2015 There is no better way to catch the vision of HOPE International than to see firsthand how lives are being changed. This year five members of our SageView Team had the opportunity to see microenterprise development from the eyes of clients, local staff and church leaders. […]  Read More

Many Hopes: Breaking Ground Campaign 2015

Reprinted from: Many Hopes
All photos are courtesy of Many Hopes


Breaking Ground 2015 is raising $250,000 to build the final 20 classrooms in our school for 900 children in Kikambala, Kenya. Each Classroom Built: EDUCATES: 30 children COSTS: $12,500 REQUIRES: 7862 bricks How many bricks will be yours? (100% of what you raise will go directly to building your classroom) You are helping us build a school like […]  Read More

PhotoSpeaks: Pushing the Education Agenda in Eritrea through Bicycles

By: Maureen Murori
Reprinted from: Edufrica
All photos are courtesy of WBR


Caption: Students in Eritrea receives 220 bicycles from World Relief Bicycles in partnership with other organisations. Among many other reasons why children in Africa are not able to access education is the long distance from home to school. Despite the fact that in some countries, primary and secondary school is free in public schools, many […]  Read More

World Bicycle Relief Distributes 220 Bicycles to Students in Eritrea

World Bicycle Relief is pleased to announce the distribution of 220 bicycles to students in Eritrea  Funded by the 9th annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda, the bicycles will make it easier for students in rural areas to get to school  Eritrea (October 9, 2015)– World Bicycle Relief is pleased to announce the distribution of 220 […]  Read More

Celebrating unexpected transformation

By: Sylvie Somerville, Former Program Manager, HOPE Malawi
Reprinted from: Hope International: Blog

A myth of HOPE expat work is that we spend every day interacting with clients, drinking from the hose of transformation stories you can find all over this blog. Instead, I spent about one day a month in the field with the savings group members HOPE Malawi serves. I cherished these times of watching and […]  Read More

In their own words

What is the most significant change members experience while participating in their savings group? HOPE’s partner in Zimbabwe, Central Baptist Church, recently asked 120 members this question. Through drawings and testimonies, members shared stories of strengthened community, deepened faith, and greater provision. We’ve included just a few of their responses below. Merina found living water […]  Read More

My God will meet all your needs

After her husband died nearly 10 years ago, Jean began growing and selling assorted vegetables to provide for her seven children. In Malawi, where 88 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day, Jean often struggled to put food on the table or pay school fees. When Jean’s church began training groups […]  Read More

Multiplied Meals in Mexico!

By: Outside the Bowl
Reprinted from: “Lazaro’s Soup Kitchen”

Lazaro’s Soup Kitchen “Like popcorn that keeps on expanding inside the pot”, God miraculously multiplied the food at Lazaro’s Soup Kitchen. Enriqueta is the coordinator for the feeding program at Iglesia Betel. Lazaro’s Soup Kitchen is the ministry that focuses on serving the homeless, indigent and migrant people of the región. Enriquetta shares that after their partnership with […]  Read More

Qhubeka: Beep Ceremonial Handover

Donor Relations Event Summary Report Event: BEEP Ceremonial Handover Date: Thursday, 12 February 2015 Time: 12h00 Location: Mashingizela High School, Umvoti, KwaZulu-Natal Guest and Attendees: Four riders of the MTN Qhubeda p/b Samsung professional cycling team: Jay Thomson plus partner, Louis Meintjies, Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg plus partner and Nicholas Dlamini Paula Barnard, National Director […]  Read More

A Day in the Life at Northrise University

A Day in the Life Northrise University has built a name for itself because of its reputation for academic excellence, the well-qualified faculty and staff, and the state-of-the art computer facilities. However, the school’s true strength comes from the students themselves. It is who they are, what they value, and what they want to accomplish […]  Read More

Jean Djembo

Jean Djembo is busy. Waking up each morning at 4 a.m., he receives the first delivery of freshly baked bread to his two stores located on the campus of the main university in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. The aroma welcomes students as they buy a quick breakfast of baguette with peanut butter before their 7 […]  Read More

How To Teach Your Children About Poverty… and Hope!

Talking to children about the complexities of poverty can be daunting, but it’s also important—and rewarding—to engage their creativity and passion from a young age. Below, we’ve gathered a few resources and stories to encourage you as you talk with children—the next generation of problem solvers and entrepreneurs—about poverty, microenterprise development, and how they’re never […]  Read More

Three Ways to Teach Entrepreneurship to Your Children

By: Peter K. Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International

Reprinted from: Peter K. Greer’s Blog

Over the past 30 years, entrepreneurship has been in a steady decline in the USA, which means fewer individuals solving problems, creating value for our communities, and using their God-given creativity. Are there steps we could take to reverse this slow decline? Recently, my 9-year old son Keith and I wrote a book which attempts […]  Read More

Lessons from a Trip to the Dominican Republic

By Brant Wilson, Seventh Grader and Experience HOPE Trip Participant
Reprinted from: Hope International Blog

In January, Doug and Amy Wilson traveled with their three sons—Brant (11), Sam (9), and Nate (8)—to the Dominican Republic on an Experience HOPE Trip to learn more as a family about global poverty and ways to address it. Since returning from the D.R., Brant (pictured above, second from left) has spoken on a number […]  Read More