Project HOPEFUL is passionate about BRINGING HOPE to overlooked children and mothers around the world. We believe that hands on direct care benefits recipients and those providing care in ways that are hard to quantify or describe.
We offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year to travel with Project HOPEFUL to one of our locations. Each of our trips is designed with three purposes in mind:
(i) to bring hope to project service recipients – without additional burdens;
(ii) to support and build up local, indigenous nonprofit organizations; and
(iii) to ignite passion in trip participants to continue to look for opportunities to care for overlooked children and mothers in their everyday lives.
TRIP TO AWASSA
Visit Awassa, Ethiopia with a team from Project HOPEFUL!
Come serve along side of us on a Mission Trip to Awassa, Ethiopia. We would love to have you with us to meet your FIG child, serve at Ajuuja orphanage, and build relationships with the people in the communities we serve. Please be aware that we are a different type of “mission” trip that can be better described as a “vision” trip. Our trips are not as much as about “doing” as they are about learning and building relationships. Our focus is to love and equip our families, support our staff in Ethiopia, and build relationships. Our teams include a maximum of eight people, which means we often have a waiting list of interested participants. Our teams are selected after a careful review of the application and consideration of the balance of team members.
Our next trip is April 8-17, 2016 and July 8-17, 2016. Please fill out an application as soon as possible to be considered!
Our fall trip will be October/November with dates decided soon. If you are seriously interested in the fall trip, please fill out an application so that we can contact you when dates are determined (you won’t owe a deposit until dates are decided and you are confirmed to be part of that team trip)
A $200 deposit is due upon acceptance and all remaining funds are due 30 days prior to your departure date.
HOPE+ MISSION TRIP
Our main goal is to see families stay together, to educate children, and to help families achieve independence through our income generation projects for HIV+ women and education of young adults program. We work in Ethiopia to provide HOPE for women and children living in extreme poverty. We also want our families to know that they are loved and prayed for and that they are loved by a God who sacrificed everything for them and loves them more than we can comprehend.
Service + Relationships – we want to foster meaningful and lasting relationships with the people we serve.
Humble + Helpful-we believe we have as much to learn as we have to teach. Be open to learning.
Purposeful Giving-we put great thought into who we accept into our sponsorship programs because we do not view them as a hand out. They are a hand up. Opportunity—not charity…
Before you apply…
1. Be 18 years or older (if you are under 18, you can only apply if a parent/legal guardian is also applying and desires to travel with you as part of the team; minimum age is 13 years old.)
2. Have a valid passport that does not expire until six months after the trip. (If you do not currently have a passport, please start the process immediately.)
3. Submit the HOPE+ ETHIOPIA Application and two references prior to the application deadline.
Please be aware that we are a different type of “mission” trip that can be better described as a “vision” trip or a “Go, Learn, Return and Respond” trip. Our trips are not as much as about “doing” as they are about learning and building relationships. Our focus is to love on our families, support our staff in Ethiopia and build relationships with a hope that you will continue to advocate for the people you meet while in country.
For future travel dates or an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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