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Nicaragua Trip Update

“How was your trip?” It’s the most frequent question I get, and the most challenging to answer.  Like asking a chemotherapy patient, “How was your hospital visit?” the complexity of the experience belies a simple answer.  Visiting the children and schools in Nicaragua is at once hopeful and tragic, difficult and fulfilling, inspiring and overwhelming. […] Read More

Joe Travels to Nicaragua to Build Relationships

TO: Go For Hope Supporters FROM:  Joe Hafner   I’m leaving for Nicaragua August 26th for a week, and I have some specific strategic objectives for Go For Hope’s mission. FIRST My first objective is to research, visit and “adopt” a community that is in need of, and capable of receiving educational assistance. I have […] Read More

Running a Charity, Running for Charity

Ryan Light (Twitter @forgiven_70x7) is running the ING New York Marathon on November 4th, 2012.  A quick trip down his Facebook timeline and you’ll discover Ryan’s dedication to running is surpassed only by his adoration of his family and his commitment to his faith.  Updates about his career as a program manager at Microsoft occupy […] Read More

The impact YOU make

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice…sometimes it falls on a generation to be great.  You can be that great generation.  Let your greatness blossom.” ~Nelson Mandela The vision of Go For Hope International is to eradicate generational poverty in Central America in our lifetime.  In my role […] Read More

Katia’s Story

She squeezes her tiny body through a forest of legs and hips, forcing her way down the aisle of the crowded bus.  Her child-bright eyes dart from one impassive face to the next as she chirps the name and price of her brightly-colored wares.  She is a familiar face on this route, and her regular […] Read More

Watch This Inspiring Video

  Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.~Groucho Marx Three Big Announcements Speedgoat Run for Hope – raising money for education in Nicaragua Joe Hafner interviewed on live radio The Go For Hope team still growing VIDEO – Speedgoat Run for Hope – […] Read More

The Hardest Thing In The World

Six months ago Lindy and I took a leap of faith to start Go For Hope, fully expecting it to take off and be awesome from the beginning.  The most difficult thing about jumping into the unknown is not the act itself but the internal struggle of faith versus fear.  It isn’t falling that we […] Read More