A Billings home builder, with the help of others, built more than a house in 2014.
McCall Homes in Billings partnered with subcontractors and vendors to construct a house in Josephine Crossing. Much of the labor was done pro bono, with the materials donated or provided at a discounted rate.
When the house sold, one family got a nice place to live. And the $169,000 in profits went to HOPE International, a nonprofit ministry that provides micro-loans to entrepreneurs in 16 developing countries.
That money has gone through multiple loan cycles, with over 6,000 families benefiting from the Homes for Hope program, Greg McCall told an attentive audience Thursday at a trade partner luncheon at McCall Homes. And 98 percent of those loans have been repaid.