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Poverty Simulation
Poverty Simulation

HOPE International Poverty Simulation

Join us the evening of October 2 for this unique 2.5-hour immersive learning experience. It will give you a glimpse into the lives and struggles of billions of people living in extreme third world poverty like nothing else can.

HOPE International Global Poverty Simulation

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6-8:30pm at 84th St.

Why Go To a Global Poverty Simulation?

As believers, we’re called to respond to overwhelming global poverty – but what do we do? HOPE International Poverty Simulation is a 2.5-hour immersive learning experience designed to show you what it’s like to live in extreme Third World poverty.

Over the course of the simulation, you’ll be confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the complex, everyday realities men, women and children living in poverty are forced to grapple with. It’s one thing to know this reality and these situations exist; it’s another to put yourself in “someone else’s shoes” if only for a couple of hours in a simulated way. It will help you realize things like you never have before, even if you’ve lived and worked among impoverished people.

This experience will benefit anyone interested in understanding, learning more about, and helping with, the immense global poverty challenge. Click here to see a video invitation from Hope International.

Please wear comfortable clothes suitable for sitting on the ground, and closed-toe shoes. The simulation is appropriate for ages 14+. Sign up deadline is September 26.

Disclaimer: HOPE International Poverty Simulation is an active, sensory-stimulating experience with loud, startling noises. (These are not war zone-related sounds.) If you have questions, or are concerned about your ability to participate, please contact Kelly Hollifield at She’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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Director of Outreach

Tracy Bowers
Tracy Bowers

P 616.698.3170 ext. 1011
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