Becky Svendsen serves as communications director for HOPE International. Based in Lancaster, PA, HOPE equips nearly one million families around the world to fight poverty through small business loans, savings services, and training delivered through a faith-based model. Becky and the communications team curate and produce content to engage HOPE’s target audiences—specifically donors and prospective donors. She’s captivated by the challenge of shrinking the proximity gap between U.S.-based audiences and the creative, resilient men and women HOPE serves around the world. Her other passions include permaculture, ceramics, and post-apocalyptic fiction.