About Hope Projects

Simons Says was organized in 1967 by Dr. Jerry Simons. He wanted to provide assistance for those who were in need and willing to help themselves. The organization has provided such people sewing machines, building materials for schools, engineering help, medical clinics, farm animals, clean water systems, and green houses. In 1999 Dr. Simons established HOPE PROJECTS as the delivery system of the foundation's humanitarian work and shifted attention to the peoples of the high Andes of South America. These people of Peru are extraordinarily motivated and committed to helping themselves.

 Dr. Simons and his associates discovered several hundred villages of the forgotten Inca people who fled into the Andes when the Spanish Conquistadors invaded them in 1532. As an IRS 501 (c) (3) organization, HOPE PROJECTS provides over 175 village projects (affecting over 600,000 very poor people) with materials and engineering for the construction of needed structures along with a variety of other assistance. Villagers provide the labor.

Every donation goes directly to assist the most destitute of those in need. The Simons family and members of the HOPE PROJECTS Board of Directors pay all administrative and overhead costs, except printing and postage. This means 100% of donations go directly to those who are truly in need and not into an administrator's pocket. When administrators travel to Peru for consultation with villagers, they pay their own expenses.

Our Mission

» Help lift burdens of those who are willing to help themselves.

» Give HOPE to those who have lost HOPE through self-help projects (schools, green houses, medical clinics, etc)

» Reduce death via clean water, toilets, village health works, etc.

» Establish a system of village self-replication and expansion.

» Maintain integrity of villages and dignity of the individuals.

» Infuse saleable skills reflecting village's unique potential.

» Insure all money donated goes directly to aiding the impoverished.

» Any donor who feels that their donation was not used as they wanted and to their satisfaction, will be refunded in total by simply sending a letter to Dr. Jerry Simons stating their dissatisfaction. We guarantee 100% of your donation will go to the project of your choosing.

A helping hand is all some people need to create HOPE.


The next Hope Projects expeditions for donors will be from June 16, 2017 to June 23, 2017. We will be visiting several of our High Andes villages. Sign-up now to reserve your spot with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit and by becoming a project donor. Deposit due by March 15 2017. We have projects from $25 to $10,000 to become a donor.

The total cost is $3,495 person. This includes all air fare, hotel, most breakfasts, and some lunches. Deposit due March 15, 2017, and the remaining amount of $2,495 person is due by April 15, 2017. The cost of trip is tax deductible.

Side trip to Machu Picchu is available for $395 per person but is not tax deductible. Payment in full for side trip is due by Aril 15, 2017.

Make your payments to Hope Projects, 717 Bigler Lane, Midway, Utah 84049
If you have any questions please call 435-671-8000.

Music of Hope


Urgent Needs

We now have over 350 orphans that Hope Projects is assisting in one of our three orphanages. Currently we only have 20 sponsors for these children. It only costs from $20 to $50 per month to sponsor an orphan child. Children from age 2 to 8 need $15/month from a sponsor, Children age 9-12 need $30 per/month, and those 13 to 18 years need $50/ month from a sponsor.

We have photos along with the first name and age of over 100 children on our web-site under Sponsor a Child heading who have urgent and critical needs. A few of these have active sponsors, but we desperately need additional sponsors to get these former street children the medical assistances, clothing, and help that they need.

Please sponsor one of these beautiful children who have no one else but us to love and care for them.

Call 435.671.8000

Yes, she's getting a drink of water.

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