The Faces of Hope Fund was started by Alison Wright, a world-renowned freelance photojournalist who has spent a career creating impactful images of both astonishing beauty and terrible human suffering. The Faces of Hope Fund was inspired by Alison’s personal story and goal: to return to the small village in Laos to thank the locals who saved her life after surviving a devastating bus accident on remote jungle road in Laos. Experiencing first hand what’s it’s like to have your life on the line with no accessible health care she returned to Kasi with five American doctors and $10,000 worth of medical supplies.
Faces of Hope Fund
Faces of Hope is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit that globally supports women and children’s rights by creating visual awareness and donating directly to grass-roots organizations that help sustain them.
Donations to the Faces of Hope Fund help support the grassroots local organizations that Alison has met and worked with directly. The fund was created as a way for Alison to do more for the people and communities that she encounters through her photojournalism work because sometimes making a photo simply doesn’t feel like enough. Past campaigns have focused on a tangible humanitarian need that moved her heart in those communities – tents for refugees in Haiti, funding for a mobile medical unit for Burmese refugees, piglets for families in Nepal to enable them to survive without selling their daughters into sex trafficking.