Our Story

This is Our Story...

In 1999, GHNI began its first project when founders, Hal and Lana Jones, visited an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan to volunteer. Their efforts made a large impact on the nearly three million refugees there.

This first project, set the stage for additional work. Global Hope Network International was launched with the purpose of, “Bringing help and hope to the hidden and hurting.” GHNI was officially founded in 2000, basing its headquarters in Geneva Switzerland and received nonprofit organization status in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and in the United States. We are currently working to expand our status to New Zealand and Canada for donors living in those regions to obtain a tax benefit.

Since 2000, over 100 projects have opened doors to bring sustainable solutions and transformational assistance to communities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Transformational Community Development was quickly established as our method of sustainable development and is used today to lift villagers out of cyclical poverty.

Since 2012, GHNI has enjoyed Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, Geneva Switzerland, Vienna Austria, Kenya and Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Will you join us in helping the poorest villages of the world transform themselves?


Remembering Hal Jones, Co-Founder of GHNI

Hal Jones, Co-Founder of GHNI, was truly a visionary and man of conviction who inspired so many to take action and do right in the world. Hal spent his life loving and serving the poor and the least among us. His love and passion infused everything he did. We live in a better place because of him.

The greatest way to honor him is to continue bringing Help and Hope to the Hidden and Hurting. Hal’s mission to bring transformation into communities in need and peace in the world is more important than ever. We are dedicated to continuing this work that he loved. Learn More about Hal Jones.


GHNI has established a memorial fund in Hal’s name to support the vision and mission he had for GHNI. If you would like to sustain this work of serving the least of these in the world, please contribute by clicking on the button below.