17 Years of Empowering Women

Projects Completed
Women Empowered

We sow hope, and hope is growing!


To inspire women around the world by promoting wellness, education, and economic opportunities.

SowHope is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, non-profit, international, charitable organization. We are one of the only global organizations focusing exclusively on the holistic needs of women living in extreme poverty.

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In Loving Memory

Dan Balfour

Beloved SowHope Board Member and Program team member, Dan Balfour, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 at the age of 67. Featured in the 2023 Winter Newsletter, Dan had an important and lasting impact on the organization. He served as the Capstone professor at GVSU to a half-dozen SowHope personnel, including Mary Dailey Brown, one former Board President, other board members, and current and former staff. He was an active advocate and fundraiser for SowHope’s work. His understanding, critical thinking, and lively spirit will be missed. Thank you for everything you gave to us, Dan.

Recent Events

2023 International Women’s Day Celebration

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

At Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Check out this video, courtesy of Fox 17, where Mary Dailey Brown discusses the upcoming event!

Office Hours

Meetings by Appointment Only
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SowHope remains open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.