While speaking late last year before the Ugandan Financial Literacy Week, I was approached by an enthusiastic professional woman from Uganda bearing a document signed by one of my HOPE Leaders (staff members) more than 6,000 miles away.
It appears that this woman reached out to my team a couple years ago and made her intention to "volunteer" so distinctly and passionately, that my team eventually signed her up to become a HOPE Corps volunteer, even though we had no office in Uganda, and no near-term plans at that time to open one. She heard I was coming to Uganda and, of course, found me. With ambition like this, who can tell me that Africa will not "rise" as a continent in the 21st century. So inspiring.
Onward with HOPE
John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE
Member, US President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability
Author, bestselling business book, LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass)