“While we navigate our way through this crisis, sometimes, hope is all we have. And yet, in its ability to inspire change and offer opportunity where once there was only uncertainty, there’s no doubt of hope’s immense and unfailing power.”

2020… the year that was supposed to be 20plenty.

For many people 2020, was going to be the year. 2020 – perfect vision, perfect time… it was a time to shine.

January was filled with strategy meetings, vision workshops, 5-year plans and most businesses and entrepreneurs were ready.

February came and the rumours were mounting… there was a virus, a new and dangerous virus… a Coronavirus – they called it Covid-19.

Overnight, restaurants turned into soup kitchens, businesses turned to making protective products, if you had a sewing machine you made masks, alcohol you made hand sanitizers, conference centres and hotels turned into hospitals, businesses had to transform – it was time to adapt or die.

HOPE STORIES is a collection of short stories about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in these uncertain times.

Their stories will inspire you to innovate and prosper, think forward and find a way to triumph over adversity.