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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
Nancy and Debbie are preparing to set foot in Ethiopia this month and they need our help. They need suitcase fee sponsors to help them carry blessings to Ethiopia with them.
They will carry sneakers, clothes, vitamins, toothbrushes, backpacks, school supplies and all kinds of other supplies that they will use to benefit the Sisters. […]