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Support our Enabling Independence women in Awassa, Ethiopia!

Project Hopeful Awassa’s ultimate goal is to come to the aid of vulnerable women and children and if possible restore families and help them reach financial stability and independence.

While sponsorship is a beautiful program and can form lifelong relationships we believe that God intended for families to provide for themselves so, when possible, we […]

By admin|June 17th, 2016|Awassa, Ethiopia, FIG Awassa|0 Comments|

Now I am human

From Greg, our Project HOPEFUL Awassa Director:

I’m always amazed at the stories we hear from families in the FIG sponsorship program.

One of the things we’ve heard several times which you can never be fully prepared for is “NOW I AM HUMAN.”

One story that stays with me is from a mother that said her life […]

By admin|May 23rd, 2016|Awassa, Ethiopia, FIG Awassa|0 Comments|

Unexpected

From our Project HOPEFUL Awassa Director-Greg:

As we wound down the day we had just a few visits and it was our last day.

Throughout the week we saw many needs and we were able to meet many of them but still had funds left; one of our team members was overfunded for his trip and […]

A Tale of Two Meskerems (Hope+Sisterhood Ethiopia)

It’s not surprising that our next Sister’s story is about another woman named Meskerem. It is a common name given to baby girls because it is the Amharic name for the month of September when Ethiopian New Year is celebrated. How fitting that two of our Sisters share a name that celebrates new beginnings

When […]

By Lori|April 25th, 2016|Ethiopia, HOPE+ Sisterhood|0 Comments|

One Woman’s Story, Every Woman’s Story – (Hope+ Sisterhood Ethiopia)

Meskerem’s life came to a pivotal point six months ago. Her face told the story before her words did. Desperation and fear had been her companions since childhood. Now as a young mother,  she could only see the same future for her daughter. Her desperation drove her to take a chance on a program she […]

By Lori|April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Hope Dealers (Hope+ Sisterhood Ethiopia)

We walked to a Sister’s house. We hugged her and took the grand tour of her brand new business. We fawned over pictures of the children, perused school report cards in a language foreign to our own and cheered over savings account totals. We smiled into the faces flushed with hope and confidence and […]

By Lori|April 18th, 2016|Ethiopia, HOPE+ Sisterhood|0 Comments|