Hope United is an international not-for-profit organization whose vision is to bring hope to people in developing countries suffering from epidemics of poverty, disease, and injustice. This grass roots organization was established in April 2008 by a group of people from Madison, WI who had been deeply impacted by the stories of those they met while volunteering at Beacon of Hope in Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation for Hope United has been laid upon the belief that every life has equal value and should be given the opportunity for a bright and fruitful future.

The mission of Hope United is first to form interdependent partnerships with organizations that work with members of impoverished communities to develop skills that will permit them to earn a sustainable income. These new skills will allow the workers to produce goods that Hope United will then assist in marketing by providing access to American distribution channels while ensuring fair prices. Furthermore, Hope United will give a voice to those living in the impoverished communities, by raising awareness and shedding light on the plights they face.