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July 2015 update – Chairpersons Report

By July 15, 2015 Chairmans Report
In April I accepted the nomination of Chair for the Board of HOPENZ. In doing so, I join Angela Yule (a chartered accountant), who has assumed the role of Finance Director; Barbara Stuckey, who has taken the role of Donor Growth Co-ordinator; and long standing Board members Richard Brown and HOPE International Development Agency Regional Director Lowell Sheppard, who is based in Japan.

Kurt Boyle, who served as Chairman, and Patricia Horne, who served as treasurer, both resigned from the Board in April and HOPENZ would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for all the effort and support they have given since HOPENZ’s inception to the cause of reducing poverty.

As a board we are grateful to Olivia Burne who will be pivotal in keeping you, our donors, informed of HOPENZ’s achievements through stories about families that have been given a hand up out of poverty and also any events that we will hold over the coming months.

Like many of you, I have been supporting HOPENZ for a number of years. I have been impressed by the work that HOPENZ and its in-country partners in Cambodia and the Philippines do. Through them we all have such an opportunity to impact the lives of many.

Back in 2007, I was part of a group of Kiwis that travelled to Cambodia to see what HOPE was doing for the people of the Pursat Province. We observed the HOPE Cambodia team led by Ly and saw how they interacted with the people, and noted how they, because of their local knowledge, were able to stretch a dollar further than we could ever do. I came to the conclusion that this was an organisation that was worthy of support.

HOPENZ is unique in that it continues to pledge good stewardship of your generous gift by ensuring 94 cents of every dollar you give goes to the country and project that will change people’s lives.

For those who have contributed to HOPENZ, a sincere thank you. To those who wish to know more or who would like to join us in helping those, who through no fault of their own can’t help themselves, then click here for more information on how to set up direct payments using online banking. For further questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at admin@hopenz.org.nz Donations are tax deductible. Thank you so much for your generous gift, the gift of someone’s life.