Creating Hope International (CHI)

Creating Hope International (CHI) was founded with the vision of bringing hope to victims of war, political unrest, and natural disasters through programs designed to help them rebuild their lives for a brighter tomorrow. CHI's mission is to provide education, training, and health care to the people in the world with the greatest needs. CHI responds to community needs at the grassroots, fosters community participation, and empowers people through culturally sensitive education and training.
Apr 15, 2014

Poetry written by a BCWC student

Young Student with a Flower
Young Student with a Flower

We’d like to share a poem that one of the students at the Bon Children’s Welfare Center wrote to be included in the 2013 yearbook. 


There is a garden

Near my hostel.

In the garden

We can see flowers.


Rose, sunflower and marigold

Make the garden beautiful

Red, yellow and blue

Make the garden colorful


Flowers are beautiful

They are fragrant

They are colorful

I like flowers


I plant flowers

I water flowers

I take care of them

Because I need the beauty forever 

Youth Spark Bonus Day Challenge!!

On Wednesday, Microsoft will be offering a 50% match to all donations made to this project! If you’re up for the challenge, be ready to give right at Noon as funds tend to run out very quickly. (Last time they were gone in only 15 minutes!)

Donations from $10-1000 will be eligible for the 50% match. As an added bonus – recurring donations will be matched at 100%!! We hope that you will take advantage of this awesome opportunity!

Apr 2, 2014

Patients happy, hospital updating equipment

Reception Area in the Hospital
Reception Area in the Hospital

The Professor Yacoobi Private Hospital in Herat is a valued, high quality medical facility that provides comprehensive services. In the first two months of 2014, there have been 82 surgeries with staff continuing to operate a sliding scale for fees. No one is turned away because they cannot afford to pay.

The hospital provides all the necessary diagnostic testing such as ultrasounds (262 so far this year) and laboratory work (196 this year ). Currently, the administration is researching new equipment such as updated ultrasound equipment, a laser, and laboratory equipment such as a hematological analyzer and a biochemistry analyzer. All of this is needed but full funding has yet to be secured. Doctors have also been gaining further training, including as necessary in foreign countries such as Iran. The hospital is committed to maintaining high quality and up to date services.

One patient had this to say:” “My name is Parisa. I am 18 years old. I had always suffered from kidney pain before seeing one of my relatives who was treated at the Sakena Yacoobi Private Hospital. She advised me to visit this hospital, but I was not sure I could come  because I live in a remote area, called Jaya, and it was difficult for me to get there. Finally I persuaded my father to take me to the hospital. At the end of the day we reached the hospital. The first person I visited in the hospital was the kind woman at reception. She took me to a clean and well equipped room then soon after another woman entered the room. She was the doctor.  She was  good-tempered. After a checkup she prescribed me some pills and syrups. I was there for two days. I felt so fine. I had no more pain. She advised me to take the pills for two months and after two months come for another checkup if I feel any pain. I am good now and I wrote a thank you note for my doctor at the hospital who saved my life.”  

Baby Receiving Care
Baby Receiving Care
Feb 28, 2014

Thank you for your support!

Students at one of the private schools
Students at one of the private schools

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your support of our project to provide scholarships to Afghan students at a number of different levels! During the holiday season, GlobalGiving donors like you generously funded more than 30 scholarships for students to attend private schools in Afghanistan! The response during the holiday was amazing, and we are all so thankful to you.

We wanted to take a moment and share the stories of some of the students that you are helping. Students like Fariba, a 14 year old girl studying in the 8th grade. She says: 

I have faced many problems that have prevented me from getting an education. My father was a driver, but two years ago he was in an accident and was injured, leaving him unable to work. My mother is a tailor and sells the clothing she makes to our neighbors. She also teaches a sewing class, but these do not earn enough money for her to support our family and pay for me to attend school. This scholarship is helping me reach my goals. I want to attend a university and get a job. I would like to support my family. My parents have done their best for me, and I’d like to repay them for their kindness. I’d also like to be able to help the other girls in my village. I thank the people who made my scholarship possible. Without their kindness, I wouldn’t be able to reach my goals.

We’d also like to share the story of Marian, a 12 year old girl in the 4th grade.

I began studying at this school two years ago. Before then I was at another school, but it was not as good as this one. This school has so many of the best things, and I am so happy to be studying here. I like all of my dear teachers, we have clean and nice classrooms, and I study with classmates who are kind and good. I am so happy to be here, and one day I hope to use my education to help make Afghanistan a better place. I would like to continue my education and become a doctor. I know that this great school has had a positive impact on my life. Thank you for giving me the chance to study here.

School in Afghanistan is set to begin at the end of March. Our Afghan partners are currently working to identify students in need of scholarships, and as soon as we have information about the new students that you are supporting, we will pass it along to you.

Thank you!!

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