We recently received word from Blurb, the on-demand source for publishing book store quality books, that they thought our recently completed book titled, Capital of Hope, was fantastic!

Capital of Hope | A journey documenting the effects of change

Over the course of a year, photographer Mark Tuschman made several trips to Ghana, Africa for WomensTrust.

His assignment was to document the effects of microfinance in Pokuase—a small town located approximately one hour from the capital city of Accra. Mark had previously traveled to Ghana for various photographic assignments and he wanted to see first hand if rising interest and investment in microfinance offered a pathway out of the endless cycle of hardship, hopelessness, and despair for women in this part of the world.

The result of his journey was the idea for a book that would share his experience and document the effects of investing in those in need.

Capital of Hope | Mark Tuschman + TeamworksCom
A collaborative book documenting a journey out of despair and into a brighter future | TeamworksCom

Spreading a self-published message of hope

After designing and producing the book with Mark, we shared it on the Blurb platform. Representatives at Blurb thought it was so good, they printed additional quantities to promote their unique book publishing service in their own marketing campaigns.

Blurb will also be showcasing Capital of Hope at industry conferences, on their web site, at Blurb’s in-house sample library, and in presentations at Blurb’s offices in San Francisco.

Blurb has also notified us that they will be sharing Capital of Hope with publishing executives and others to demonstrate what people can create with the Blurb online service. 

Capitol of Hope | Mark Tuschman + TeamworksCom

Capitol of Hope | Mark Tuschman + TeamworksCom

Capitol of Hope | Mark Tuschman + TeamworksCom

Recognizing the impact of microfinance

We are thrilled that Blurb has recognized this collaborative project which was completed with a very modest budget and short schedule.

The book has also generated a great deal of interest in creating other visual documentaries for organizations and NGO’s around the world. In fact, Mark will be recognized at the Pacific Health Summit, sponsored by the Gates Foundation, as the photographer of the year. He will be attending their annual event in London where his work will be on display along with Capital of Hope.

Get your copy at Blurb

To see a preview of the book or to order a copy,  just click here.