Boge remembers well her days as a beggar, spending long days on the streets of Addis Ababa but often bringing home less than the equivalent of an American penny. Continue reading A New Life for Boge
Eleven years ago, Befikadu Ayanew was sponsored through Hope In View. Things improved, but then COVID flattened his mom’s business and they lost their house. Continue reading Perseverance After COVID
Heavy rains this summer caused flooding, the worst ever in the region, which has displaced some 300,000 people in Ethiopia. Continue reading Crisis Upon Crisis
“We had decided to separate, so they could eat, even though that would shame me in their eyes. Just as we ate the last food in the house…” Continue reading Another Chance to Double Your Impact
In all, 1,655 families consisting of at least 8,081 individuals received life-saving oil, grain, and in many cases masks and soap. These were leaders, members, or needy neighbors of 241 churches. Here are some of their stories. Continue reading Reporting Back on Our Response to COVID-19 in Ethiopia
To everyone’s amazement, Ethiopians in these three areas raised a total of $12,408 to add to our grants. For all three organizations, this was unprecedented. Continue reading Giving Without Creating Dependency
On April 8, Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers declared a 5-month State of Emergency for fighting the coronavirus. Read about the work our Ethiopian friends are doing to help protect and help during COVID. Continue reading Ramping Up Preparations for Covid-19
In March, Hope In View’s board asked Ron and Carolyn Klaus to focus on preparing our Ethiopian leaders for this approaching crisis. Read about the beginning of the crisis and our response. Continue reading Covid-19 Begins In Ethiopia
Twelve powerful witch doctors used to control the entire area. Christians who visited could not sleep and felt physical pain that would not go away until they were on their way home. So they just prayed—and kept coming back. Little by little, all twelve witch doctors died, moved away, or lost their power. Continue reading Dunk, Disciple, Document
Can social programs truly become self-sustaining? We are going to find out. In January, we launched a project to help 20 struggling self-help groups in western Ethiopia learn to multiply themselves with their own funding. Continue reading Expanded Self Help Group Launches
“Wholly sustainable social enterprises are a myth”, declared Alastair Wilson in 2017. When you work with people with less education in less desirable environments and pay higher costs than your competitors, it is harder to turn a profit. Continue reading Can Social Enterprises Be Self-Sustaining?
Wosene’s husband left her when she was 6-months pregnant with their son. He sold their property and took all the money, leaving her and their 4-year-old daughter to live on the street and earn her living by begging. Her son was born on the street. Two years ago, a guard told her to go to our child sponsorship program. Continue reading From Beggar to Business Owner
For years Carol White has taught young children using the Montessori educational method. Hearing that few think about educating children until they are 6, she volunteered to teach teachers, sponsorship workers, and moms how to give their younger children a head start. Continue reading Helping Helpers of Very Young Children
Last Saturday night the mountains of rubbish in the dump near our child sponsorship program suddenly gave way in an avalanche that buried 49 homes. Continue reading LandSlide Kills At Least 115 In Our Neighborhood
Meet Alem Gebregzi. She volunteers in our child sponsorship program. By day Alem sweeps streets with a broom and picks up garbage. By night she mentors a group of 21 people, all living with HIV, whose children are in our child sponsorship program. Continue reading Agent of Transformation
Welayita certainly doesn’t lack natural beauty. And yet the people remain desperately poor, many convinced that they cannot rise out of poverty without outside help. Pastor Getachew is on a mission to change that. Continue reading Sustainability: Western Propaganda or Realistic Hope?
Recently six of our child sponsorship program moms began classes on how to design new clothing. They are learning how to create new patterns and flesh them out into stylish and saleable goods. Continue reading Fashion Design–A Way Out of Poverty?
8 year ago, villagers of Rafiso Alenga met Jesus. As the village changed and the church grew, they needed a bigger building. But they were poor farmers, way too poor to build a church building themselves. Or were they? Continue reading We Built It Ourselves!
“My name is Desta* and I am 7 years old. My mother’s source of income is begging, and I begged with her for a long time. But when I joined Hope In View’s sponsorship program, I stopped begging and began school. Continue reading From Begging to Saving