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As the HOPE Country Director for Southeast Asia, Stephanie Hunter is making an impact.
If you ask Stephanie where her journey started she would tell you that it all began during a visit to India in 1991. Her interest in ethnic cultures, foods, and photography was what originally drew her to the area. While there she encountered extreme poverty among children. This experience had a profound affect on her and inspired her to do something more.
In the mid-90’s she met Marcus Young from Divine Inheritance and was educated on issues surrounding child soldiers and orphans in the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia. The Golden Triangle spans Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam and is, still today, one of the main drug-producing areas in the world.
Before long, Stephanie found herself co-leading youth teams to visit Hope for the Nations projects in the Golden Triangle and around the world. In 2000, she became an HFTN Director overseeing projects in Southeast Asia. Her travels have taken her to the heights of the Himalayas, the desert regions of Afghanistan, northern Kenya, Liberia, the jungles of Borneo and the streets and slums of cities in Africa, Cambodia, Thailand, and Ecuador.
Stephanie is an individual with a heart and eye for children at risk. To that end, Stephanie’s photography has been featured on websites, at global conferences and in several books, “ONE – A face behind the numbers” and “On The Fragile Feet of Children”.
Stephanie’s goal is “to make the invisible child visible” and continues to work towards this goal as a HOPE Director coordinating and overseeing projects in Southeast Asia.
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