In April 2004 while Pastors Mark and Darlene Zschech and their family were on a mission’s trip to Africa, they learned the horrific recent history of the genocide in 1994 and current situation of the beautiful country of Rwanda and its people. With this knowledge Mark and Darlene found it impossible to be passive about helping their Rwandan brothers and sisters. In response Mark and Darlene Zschech launched Hope Rwanda: 100 Days of Hope, a global effort designed to bring hope to a nation seemingly forgotten by the world since the horrific genocide of 1994. The "100 Days of Hope" in 2006 was an unprecedented show of global compassion, covering the same 100 days as the actual genocide.
HOPE: Rwanda continues to be a trading name of HOPE: Global.