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Convoy of Hope is a humanitarian aid organization with a heart for those who are suffering. Whether it’s after a disaster, feeding a hungry child, or helping a parent put food on the table, Convoy of Hope is proud to deliver your kindness to those who need it most.

In the United States | Around the World | Program Country Overviews

Global Program

In the United States …

From the “crossroads of America” in Springfield, Missouri, Convoy of Hope sends truckloads of food and relief supplies from its World Distribution Center to cities and rural towns. Convoy trucks travel coast to coast, delivering goods used for events and disaster responses.

Convoy of Hope provides humanitarian aid during our disaster responses.

The combination of Convoy's humanitarian aid programs has changed the trajectory of Emely and her children's lives.

… and around the world.

Since Convoy of Hope was established, humanitarian aid has been delivered to hurting people in more than 127 countries. Convoy currently serves communities by empowering women, feeding kids, and helping farmers yield larger crops. A global network — which includes two regional offices in Europe and Australia — strengthens Convoy’s ability to respond to natural disasters, extreme poverty, and hunger.

From the field

Program Countries

Burkina Faso

In 2019, Convoy of Hope launched Children’s Feeding in Burkina Faso to address urgent needs in West Africa. Through this strategic school-feeding program, local relationships were built to lay the foundation for other programs, including Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture. With the eruption of conflict and violence, already vulnerable rural communities were severely impacted — opening up many opportunities for Convoy to serve families in need.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Burkina Faso here.

Ethiopia

Convoy of Hope has worked in Ethiopia since 2010, beginning with Women’s Empowerment. In 2013, we expanded through partnerships, engaging local public schools to include a lunch program as a way to reach the most malnourished children in their communities. The goal in Ethiopia is to invoke sustainability and empower families to generate income so they can provide long-term care for their children.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Ethiopia here.

Eswatini

In 2021, through partnership, Convoy of Hope began Children’s Feeding programming in Eswatini. The goal of this work is to provide nutritious meals to children and ensure they receive an education that will help them break the generational cycle of poverty.

Kenya

Through partners, Convoy of Hope has been establishing strategic feeding programs in Kenya since 2007. The same partnerships have given our organization a highly efficient means of conducting emergency-based feeding programs during the frequent droughts and water crises that strike the country. Communities in the eastern and northern parts of the country are often hit hardest by these dry periods. In addition, Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture programs have enabled us to partner with families on the road toward food security and long-term sustainability.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Kenya here.

South Africa

Convoy of Hope, through partnership, has been feeding children in South Africa since 2013. Children engaged in the feeding program receive meals through local schools and ministries. Convoy of Hope strives to increase the capacity of communities in South Africa, starting with children.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in South Africa here.

South Sudan

In 2021, through partnership, Convoy of Hope implemented Children’s Feeding in South Sudan to mitigate the needs children face. Through this school-based program, children are receiving micro-nutrient enriched meals — supporting them in their education and helping them dream for their futures.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in South Sudan here.

Tanzania

Convoy of Hope started working in Tanzania in 2013 through Children’s Feeding and Women’s Empowerment programs. We also launched Girls’ Empowerment groups in Tanzania, which provide school-aged girls with a safe environment to learn about life skills and other critical topics that will protect, equip, and empower them to become influential leaders in their communities and nation. The Agriculture program in Tanzania was launched in 2014.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Tanzania here.

Togo

Togo is a small country in comparison to some of its West African neighbors. With high poverty rates and ongoing food insecurity — especially among rural households — the pressing need could not be overlooked. In 2019, through partnership, Convoy of Hope began ongoing program activity in the schools through Children’s Feeding, all with the help of partnership. In the months and years ahead, Convoy anticipates growth and increased impact as programming continues to address malnutrition and works to build the capacity of families and communities throughout Togo.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Togo here.

Uganda

Convoy of Hope began working in Uganda in 2017 in response to the refugee crisis from the conflict in South Sudan. The partnership focuses on feeding children between 3 and 8 years old in schools primarily in three settlements. This humanitarian aid provides much-needed nutrition and encourages pre-primary school attendance. Convoy currently feeds more than 15,000 children in Uganda.

Zimbabwe

Through partnership, Convoy of Hope has implemented both Children’s Feeding and Women’s Empowerment programming in Zimbabwe. Through Children’s Feeding, children are receiving micro-nutrient enriched meals — supporting them in their education and helping them dream for their futures. In addition, Women’s Empowerment is equipping and empowering women to create a bright, sustainable future for themselves and their families.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Zimbabwe here.

Bangladesh

Convoy of Hope launched a Children’s Feeding program in Bangladesh through an exciting new partnership. A year later, Convoy expanded to include Agriculture programming, which addresses long-term food security among families. With approximately one-fourth of the population is under 18 years, Convoy will be investing in the children and families in Bangladesh for years to come.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Bangladesh here.

India

Convoy of Hope began a partnership in India in 2018 with a strategic partner who focuses on educating children. ​​Convoy’s school-feeding programs complement the children’s education, as well as their nutritional health. Prior to 2018, Convoy of Hope had actively been seeking the best way to serve the overwhelming needs of the country. Through multiple partnerships, Convoy has been able to expand throughout India — serving more cities and communities in need.

Convoy’s strategic school-feeding programs complement the children’s education as well as their nutritional health.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in India here.

Nepal

Convoy of Hope began working with key partners in Nepal during our response to the devastating earthquake of 2015. Due to the already overwhelming need within the country and its strategic location in Asia, Convoy of Hope had always planned on expanding work in Nepal as capacity allowed. The weeks and months following the earthquake provided the opportunity to shift our immediate response work to long-term recovery first, through Children’s Feeding. Convoy of Hope’s Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture programs followed shortly after.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Nepal here.

Sri Lanka

In response to 2004’s devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Convoy of Hope responded with food aid and critical relief supplies. In 2018, at the request of a strategic partner, Convoy began working to feed children in Sri Lanka and now feeds more than 1,000 children in key areas around the country. Convoy also supports efforts in education and community development.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Sri Lanka here.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

By way of partnership, Convoy of Hope began WASH and sanitation training in Bosnia in 2019 to mitigate needs in the country. Through training, Convoy is providing access to clean water and sanitation to Afghan, Syrian, and other Middle Eastern refugee families, including single men and unaccompanied minors.

Bulgaria

In 2020, Convoy of Hope began both Agriculture and Women’s Empowerment programming in Bulgaria and has since implemented Children’s Feeding.

France

Harsh living conditions and little to no favor from the government create ongoing challenges for displaced families. Through partnership, Convoy of Hope implemented strategic feeding strategies for refugee families. This allowed us to address this need among the most vulnerable population in France: Eritrean, Afghan, Syrian, and various North African refugees.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in France here.

Greece

Through partnership in Greece, Convoy of Hope began providing food for immigrant and refugee children as an ongoing programmatic response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Greece here.

Moldova

Convoy of Hope began implementing program work in Moldova in 2020. In 2021, Convoy made the shift to establish consistent programming in both Agriculture and Women’s Empowerment.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Moldova here.

Spain

Spain has become a gateway for refugees fleeing war and famine in Africa and the Middle East. In 2020, through partnership, Convoy of Hope responded in the midst of a global pandemic and provided much-needed food to vulnerable women and families. This led to the start of Women’s Empowerment programming in Spain. This allowed us to come alongside our partners to offer vocational training to these women. In 2021, we broadened our reach through Children’s Feeding.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Spain here.

El Salvador

Convoy of Hope began working in El Salvador in 1998 after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country. While continuing to aid affected Central American countries in the wake of recurring natural disasters, Convoy of Hope launched the Children’s Feeding initiative in 2007. Convoy of Hope expanded its presence in 2011 to include Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture projects that addressed the underlying causes of childhood malnutrition throughout the country.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in El Salvador here.

Guatemala

Convoy of Hope has a strong history with Guatemala due to our response to natural disasters. Through partnership, Convoy began ongoing program activity within the country in 2019. By establishing Children’s Feeding, Women’s Empowerment, and Agriculture initiatives, Convoy has been able to directly address malnutrition and generational poverty. Convoy of Hope has also helped unravel the roots of food insecurity through empowerment and training programs that focus on long-term sustainability and both economic and family health.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Guatemala here.

Haiti

Convoy of Hope began feeding children in Haiti in 2007, but the program Convoy of Hope has been active in Haiti since 2006, primarily working through an in-country partnership that started as a result of a grant to help feed children in the local schools. Our work was catapulted to greater heights after the 2010 earthquake and has stayed strong through all of the turbulence the last decade has brought to Haiti.

Haiti was also the pilot country for Convoy’s Agriculture program. Through this initiative, rural farmers receive training to produce larger crops so they can better their lives and the lives of hungry children.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Haiti here.

Honduras

Convoy of Hope has provided humanitarian aid in Honduras since 1998. In 2011, Convoy of Hope began a nation-wide Children’s Feeding program along with 46 other community organizations, schools, and churches. At minimum, Convoy of Hope provides regular, nutritious meals to children who are experiencing food insecurity. Convoy has also expanded programming to include Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture to address long-term sustainability and development.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Honduras here.

Nicaragua

Convoy of Hope began working in Nicaragua in 1998 after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country. While Convoy of Hope continued providing aid in the aftermath of subsequent storms and droughts that occurred, Nicaragua became an official program country in 2006 after we established a strategic feeding program for children. Following that success, Convoy of Hope expanded its presence in the country by starting both Women’s Empowerment and Agriculture programs in 2014.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Nicaragua here.

United State of America

Convoy of Hope’s very first act of kindness was at a 1994 Community Event in Los Angeles. Since then, Convoy of Hope has served millions of people in the U.S. through disaster response, community engagement, and invaluable partnerships. From its headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, Convoy sends truckloads of food and relief supplies from our World Distribution Center to big cities and small towns alike.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in the U.S. here.

Australia

Convoy of Hope launched an Agriculture program in Australia to mitigate the destruction caused by the 2019-20 bushfires. After responding to this disaster, Convoy equipped students with seedlings to care for and disperse among community members — restoring their gardens and recreation spaces. Australia also serves as a strategic hub for Convoy of Hope’s Pacific disaster responses, such as the 2021 volcanic eruption near Tonga.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Australia here.

Philippines

Convoy of Hope began operating in the Philippines in 2003 based on strong partnerships that existed on the ground and our numerous responses to disasters in the region. Since the Philippines is a country that experiences frequent natural disasters and hosts a high rate of undernourishment and malnutrition, Convoy of Hope continues to have a presence there today.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in the Philippines here.

Note: Convoy of Hope also serves in several sensitive countries, which are not listed here.

Humanitarian aid is provided to children around the world.

From the field

Program & Partner Countries

In 2019, Convoy of Hope launched in Bangladesh through an exciting new partnership. Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with nearly 163 million people, and one-third of the population is under the age of 15.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Bangladesh here.

Convoy of Hope began working in Burkina Faso in 2019. Teams are feeding nearly 1,000 children at five program centers. Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding, Women’s Empowerment, and Agriculture programs are having an immediate impact in rural areas struggling due to drought.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Burkina Faso here.

Convoy of Hope began feeding children in El Salvador in 2007, and the program has seen consistent positive growth. Currently, more than 150 program centers feed 68,926 children. Convoy also piloted a Family Health Empowerment strategy, which provides mothers with entrepreneurial skills that they can use to provide for their families.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in El Salvador here.

Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding program in Ethiopia began in 2013. Currently, 10 program centers feed 3,399 children. Ethiopia is home to a pilot Economic Empowerment approach, which equips women with financial education, vocational training, cooperative saving groups, and even start-up capital.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Ethiopia here.

Convoy of Hope has a strong history in Guatemala after several faithful responses to natural disasters. With a population of nearly 17 million people, Guatemala has some of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world. Having recently started a permanent national presence there, Convoy is addressing this need by establishing Children’s Feeding and Women’s Empowerment programs throughout the country.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Guatemala here.

Convoy of Hope began feeding children in Haiti in 2007, but the program expanded immensely following the 2010 earthquake. Alongside partners at Mission of Hope, Convoy now feeds 104,307 children at nearly 500 program centers. Haiti was also the pilot country for Convoy’s Agriculture program. Through this initiative, rural farmers receive training to produce larger crops so they can better their lives and the lives of hungry children.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Haiti here.

Responding to Honduras’ widespread need to feed children and families, Convoy of Hope established a feeding program in 2011. Today, more than 250 program centers feed 22,674 children nutritious meals. Convoy also started a Family Health Empowerment strategy after seeing success in neighboring El Salvador.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Honduras here.

In 2018, Convoy of Hope began a strategic children’s education partnership in India after several years of researching the best way to serve the nation’s overwhelming needs. Convoy’s strategic school-feeding programs complement the children’s education as well as their nutritional health. Eleven program centers currently feed more than 2,400 children.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in India here.

Currently, 25 Convoy of Hope program centers feed 4,715 children in Kenya. After establishing the program in 2009, Convoy also began helping the Maasai people access clean water for their villages. Tribes in one region discovered a solution within Mount Suswa, an active volcano. Underground lava flows heated groundwater into steam trapped in the earth. The Maasai came up with an ingenious solution: Insert pipes in the ground to release the steam and allow it to condense on the pipes as distilled water. Convoy of Hope has funded the work at 12 sites where the Maasai utilize this method.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Kenya here.

In 2015, Convoy of Hope responded with humanitarian aid to a devastating earthquake in Nepal. Nepal became a Children’s Feeding initiative country the very next year. Today, over a dozen program centers provide meals for more than 1,300 children. In addition to the feeding program, agriculture training of nearly 600 participants addresses underlying food security issues. Community leaders, teachers, and parents all report significant changes in their communities, including better school attendance as heightened nutrition improves children’s health.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Nepal here.

Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding initiative expanded to Nicaragua in 2007 and currently provides meals for 39,879 children at more than 240 program centers.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Nicaragua here.

Convoy of Hope began feeding children in the Philippines in 2009, growing into one of the most active operations. Currently, 15,941 children have been engaged at more than 100 program centers. The Philippines is prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons. Convoy’s network of program centers enables the rapid distribution of humanitarian aid when disasters strike the island nation.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in the Philippines here.

Convoy of Hope’s expanding presence in Africa moved forward as South Africa joined the Children’s Feeding initiative in 2012 through a partnership with Blessman International. Currently, 140 program centers feed 13,018 children.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in South Africa here.

In response to 2004’s devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Convoy of Hope responded with food aid and critical relief supplies. In 2018, at the request of a strategic partner, Convoy began working to feed children in Sri Lanka and now feeds more than 1,000 children in key areas around the country. Convoy also supports efforts in education and community development.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Sri Lanka here.

Convoy of Hope’s feeding program in Tanzania, established in 2013, currently includes 3,030 children at seven program centers. Girls’ Empowerment groups and Economic Empowerment strategies are also in place. Convoy’s Economic Empowerment approach in Tanzania equips women with financial education, vocational training, cooperative saving groups, and even start-up capital.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Tanzania here.

Convoy of Hope launched a feeding program in Togo in 2019 to begin responding to a 53.5% poverty rate and 69% of rural households facing severe food insecurity. Nearly 2,000 children are enrolled in Convoy’s Children’s Feeding program, and capacity expansion is ongoing.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Togo here.

Convoy of Hope began working in Uganda in 2017 in response to the refugee crisis from the conflict in South Sudan. The partnership focuses on feeding children between 3 and 8 years old in schools primarily in three settlements. This humanitarian aid provides much-needed nutrition and encourages pre-primary school attendance. Convoy currently feeds more than 15,000 children in Uganda.

Convoy of Hope Australia is an operational hub resourcing partners across the Oceania region. As a field office, the Australian team is responding to natural disasters and launching international programs to help hope return to local communities.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Australia here.

Convoy of Hope’s work in Europe has a long history, and remains an integral part of Convoy’s driving passion to feed the world. Convoy teams serve those in need throughout 11 countries in Europe.

Read more about Convoy of Hope’s work in Europe here.

Humanitarian aid is provided to children around the world.
Humanitarian aid benefits the women in Convoy's programs.