SowHope Organizational Profile

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.

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

    A world where women are free to access opportunities which allow them to be inspired, pursue their dreams, and achieve their potential.

    To partner with local leaders solving local problems using local solutions.

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SowHope was founded in January of 2006 and since then has directly impacted over 124,000 women by funding measurable, time-limited, and outcome-based projects in twenty countries. Learn about where we’ve worked in our programming.

SowHope works under the assumption that by providing women with essential opportunities they will improve not only their lives, but also the lives of their families, villages, and nations. SowHope is one of the only global organizations focusing exclusively on the holistic needs of women living in extreme poverty.

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Several years ago, Mary Dailey Brown founded one of the only global organizations dedicated to basic holistic care of women. Her dream was to inspire impoverished women around the world promoting good health practices, learning to read and do simple math, and running small businesses. This organization, SowHope, has changed over 100,000 lives of thousands of women in some of the most difficult places in the world to be a woman. Want to hear her story and be inspired? To book this dynamic storyteller, contact the SowHope office: 616.433.1575 or email

SowHope believes that in every group of people the answer to solving problems lies with competent and passionate local leaders who are able to recognize concerns, problems, and the corresponding solutions specific to their own society and culture.  SowHope seeks out and develops partner relationships with these leaders who demonstrate an effective performance history of helping women in the service area or a related area for which he or she is requesting project funds.

SowHope invites you to join us as we attempt to live out our inspiring motto:
“Where there is despair, let me sow hope.” (Francis of Assisi)