supporting women community leaders

The Universal Hope Initiative (UHI) believes women are the strength of a community and when they are empowered, the whole community benefits. With this belief in mind, we work with small groups of women from around the world to form cooperatives that act as catalysts for economic opportunities, emotional support, and social change.

long term investment & wealth creation

UHI makes long-term commitments to the communities we work with, creating strong partnerships that bring lasting change. Our goal is to create wealth for our partners, so they are not dependent on outside help to accomplish their dreams.  


When we see barriers to women being able to better their lives, we seek to remove them through our direct donations program, which takes your donations and applies them to specific, larger-scale projects in the communities where we work.

accountability to our donors

UHI is managed and operated by volunteers. We have no employees. We have no office space. We have very little administrative costs, so close to 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting communities in need. We strive to create a bond between our donors and our programs: allowing donors to see and feel the change they are helping to create. 







All photography by UHI