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Ivorian Hope Charity
PO Box 3224
Gaithersburg, MD, 20885

Who We Are


Ivorian Hope Charity was founded in 2003 after a civil war occured in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) West Africa. Being an Ivorian residing in America with family members still in the Ivory Coast, Christine Hall was compelled to start the organization. When the civil war occurred in 2000, She began sending food, medicine and money to [...]

Our Work


Advocacy Our greatest role is that of advocate for the villagers of Duékoué. We are their voice and bring hope to their situation. The challenges they face are often ignored, but are often a vulnerable region to violence. What we’ve done:  We’ve been able to advocate for the people of Duékoué to the UN, Ivorian Embassy [...]

How You Can Help


Donate Make a donation today! All funds donated to Ivorian Hope are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to Ivorian Hope. We accept checks, money orders, & credit card payments. To make a payment online, click the donate button below! Send mail to P.O. Box 3224, Gaithersburg, MD, 20885 Sign up for our Give HOPE monthly giving program to [...]

The Issues


The Duékoué massacre involved numerous instances of human rights violations and mass killings, leaving about 1,000 dead and almost 30,000 displaced (about 60% of the town’s population). The full-scale military conflict erupted in March 2011, when the town was captured by pro-Ouattara forces, ultimately known as the Republican Forces. In Duékoué, the Republican Forces and allied militias massacred those they alleged to be pro-Gbagbo militiamen. Women watched as Republican Forces pulled their husbands, brothers, and sons out of their houses and killed them. According to Human Rights Watch, the Republican Forces also targeted men not believed to be militia members, including boys and older men.

Seven months after the end of the conflict, most internally displaced persons and returnees are facing challenges to rebuild their lives. “Food, shelter and support to rebuild lost livelihoods are pressing needs that should be prioritized to give people the support they need to return home, rebuild their lives and live in peace,” said Steve Wallace, the Director of Care in Côte d’Ivoire. Sources indicate that 83% of displaced people in Côte d’Ivoire say they do not have enough to eat and 82% have completely lost their source of revenue. Read More

Latest News


    Blog: On The Ground, Week 5

    Fighting for a Lost Cause? I attended the 20 year celebration of former President Laurent Gbagbo’s first successful protest in 1992. The protest is what is believed to have birthed the multi-party system in Cote d’Ivoire. Prior to this, there was only one party that ruled Cote d’Ivoire for 30 years under President Houphouet Boigny. [...]


    Blog: On the Ground, Week 4

    Even Soccer is Politicized Well, if you even remotely care about soccer or international sports, you heard that Ivory Coast lost the African Cup of Nations last week. Experiencing the competition in the country was unbelievable. Every day that a game was on the entire city of Abidjan was covered in a sea of orange in support [...]

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    Blog: On the Ground, Week 3

    On dit quoi? That’s colloquial slang for “What’s up?” I am officially used to being in to Cote d’Ivoire; jet-lag has worn off, I’m used to taking cold showers everyday, and I’m starting to speak French with an Ivorian-melodic, twang. This week was particularly productive. I held several meetings in Abidjan with Olivier Toguei, our [...]

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    Event Encourages African Unity

      Gathering together with a solemn and determined resolve, Ivorians, Americans, Malians, Congolese and participants from various other nationalities proved that the concerns of Ivory Coast are the concerns of all. On Saturday, Jan. 28, CRI Panafricain-USA hosted the conference, “Free Ivory Coast, Free Africa Now!” to address the developing concerns in Ivory Coast and [...]

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    Blog: On the Ground, Week 2

    By: Pren-Tsylia Boa-Guehe Week 2 Blog Post Hello World! I have awaken from my slumber! Week two was a blur because I was suddenly sick with Malaria. Malaria is a flu-like sickness that is prevalent in development countries, especially Cote d’Ivoire. Malaria presents a combination of fever, chills, sweats, headaches, nausea and vomiting, body aches, [...]

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    Upcoming Africa Event

    Goucher College presents their annual “A Glimpse of Africa Celebration.” This cultural exhibition and fundraising event will feature amazing hip hop, theater and dance performances. Participants will learn about Africa and meet with local African organizations including Ivorian Hope Charity. The event will take place at Goucher College on Sat. Feb. 25, at 7pm.

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    Blog: On the Ground

    By: Pren-Tsilya Boa-Guehe, Assistant Program Director Hello World! It has officially been one week since arrival to Cote d’Ivoire and the trip is already proving fruitful. I am currently in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire, where there seems to be very few visible marks of a civil conflict. The streets are filled with bright [...]

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    “Free Ivory Coast Now”

    Join us for RI Panafricain-USA presents the “Free Africa, Free Ivory Coast Now” Conference on Saturday, Jan. 28th. The conference will discuss the current situation of Ivory Coast and give participants a chance to learn and share information with various activist organizations. Among the special guests Toussaint Alain, the former advisor to former President Laurent Gbagbo, is [...]

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    Clinton Approves of IC Progress

    After arriving in Ivory Coast on Tuesday, Jan. 17, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State declared that Ivory Coast was on the right path to democracy and stabilization. According to CNN, while meeting with President Alassane Ouattara she expressed “admiration for the progress achieved and gradual return to normality, which is a bearer of hope [...]

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    Winter Lights

    Join Us At the Winter Lights Festival as Gaithersburg, MD begins its annual Winter Festival featuring Ivorian Hope Charity! Ivorian Hope Charity will take part in the Winter Festival’s Jingle Jubilee this Saturday, December 3rd at the Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Towne. The festivities will begin at 6 pm. Please join us on [...]

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