Meet CandleLighters volunteer Lisa

The “CandleLighters” Volunteer Program is an initiative of HOST International to provide development opportunities to staff by supporting them on volunteer assignments overseas. These opportunities are designed to enhance the capacity of overseas refugee host organisations that are closely aligned with the purpose, objectives and values of HOST International. Lisa is an employee of HOST…

Entrepreneur Khaled Al Jouja at his nursery in Wellington, New Zealand

How microfinance can help rebuild a life in NZ

By: Rochelle Stewart-Allen, Senior Manager, New Zealand When HOST International NZ first met with Khaled Al Jouja through ChangeMakers Resettled Forum, we were immediately impressed by his determination and commitment to build a market garden business in Wellington, New Zealand. Since arriving in New Zealand from Syria with his family in 2016, Khaled has worked…