Meet the Hansows
The LGHtv story is much more than an organization who creates compelling films. It's been a family affair since the beginning, and has only been possible because of thousands of people around the world who've believed in the Hansows vision of impacting the world. Started during the adoption
of their daughter Jadyn, their story has been unique from the start - Named in 2015 as "One of the Five Social Entrepreneurs Who Could Change the World" by Huffington Post, and featured in 2012 by Oprah Winfrey as one of her "Heroes." Their goal continues to be the same - connect and inspire viewers through film.
The Hansows began the adoption process from Uganda, Africa... and after one and a half years of waiting, they made the decision to move there. They sold all of their stuff, found people to rent out their home, packed up their 2 year old Asher, and made the move.
So Much More Than Adoption
The adoption was anything but easy... but it went through and the Hansows were elated. By this point in their story, they met a group of widows who'd moved south, affected by war in Northern Uganda. They began offering jobs through creating a necklace line called SUUBI (Hope). In that first year, they were employing nearly 50 women on a weekly basis.
The Oprah Show
Over three years had passed, and the Hansow's Non-Profit Light Gives Heat (LGHtv) was employing over 120 Ugandans weekly. They had begun production on a Feature Length Documentary called 'Moving On', were featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show as one of her "Heros" and were named in a Huffington Post article as "One of The Five Social Entrepreneurs Who Could Change the World." Seeing what a consistent weekly income did for hundreds of families was humbling and life changing.
The Find Series
Working in Uganda for 8 years wasn't an easy task, but the Hansows and their team were honored to continue working there when they received a phone call. A company landed a contract with Costco's around the US distributing the same types of products the women in Uganda were making, and thus eventually offered to take over all 100+ employees. It was at this time, the idea for The FIND DocuSeries was born.
3 Seasons IN...
The Hansows traveled to DC to pitch The FIND to every TV Network available, only to hear that at the time, Networks thought the ideas was too earnest. So the Hansows went to Kickstarter! In just 3 years the show has filmed in India, Nicaragua, Detroit... and has been fully funded by well over $200k raised on Kickstarter by over 600 Backers. The series currently is playing online, and on TV Networks in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the Middle East.