Feb 17

Kore’ Changes

Changes.

Life is always changing in the slum. Especially in a city like Addis Ababa that is seeing rapid growth, new buildings as far as the eye can see and impressive new roads – even through the middle of a slum area .IMG_1087 IMG_1090 IMG_1093
We have been hearing for the past 5 years that the road that leads to Kore was scheduled to be widened. The master plan for the area includes a new road, a redeveloped garbage dump and a renovated slum. For 5 years we have heard the plans but with few signs that changes were coming.

 

Then overnight the shops along the Main road started undergoing a transformation. Many shop owners are now tearing the front 3 meters from their shops. Others have torn their shops down completely. Vegetable sellers. Bars. Small shops. Cafes. It is all being changed in an instant.

 

And these changes are a sign of more development to come. These developments bring better roads, but increased challenges such as EHE Moms being priced out of their mud one room homes. The winds of change are blowing.

 

Please pray for Kore and all that live here as the changes come.

Feb 06

Celebrating Love this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day you want to show love to someone special, right?  We’ve got that different kind of gift for you to consider.

This Valentine’s Day would you consider giving a gift to EHE in honour of someone special in your life?  It would last much longer than any flowers or chocolate you were thinking of giving :) ehe 203 - Metaku - 1

At the same time we will email your special someone with an e-card letting them know how love was shown in their name – and will continue to be shown as the work of EHE continues in preventing orphans and preserving families.

There are two ways to consider giving.

1.  You can make a one time donation and we’ll send an e-card out to your special someone.  Click here to donate. These kinds of gifts help us with our unknown expenses that arise. After you have made the gift, please drop us an email at info@embracinghopeethiopia.com so we can follow up with you.

2. You can choose to sponsor a family in someone’s name.  These sponsorships start at $34 per month.  You can view the families needing sponsored at www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/sponsorships/  .  If you choose to sponsor a family in someone’s name we’ll send out an e-card and a $20 gift certificate for them to shop in our online store – www.EmbracingHopeStore.com .

In your giving this Valentine’s Day, you are helping us to keep showing love in Ethiopia in very practical ways.  Thank you!

Dec 18

Day 8 – Another Family Needing Sponsored

Today as you consider giving gifts that make a lasting difference, please partnering with EHE in helping this family. Family Sponsorships start at just $34 per month. And please keep spreading the word.

Getachew and Lemlem

Below is the story for Getachew and Lemlem

ehe 219 - Gatachew - 2At the time of admission into the project, Lemlem was struggling because she could no longer work.  This meant she had no money for food or housing or any of her other needs.  Over time she would be faced with needing to give up her child Getachew unless there was intervention.

Lemlem’s story is so similar to many other Moms in the project.  While she had a husband, he left the family alone in the slum without skills or education or work – to fend for themselves while refusing to take any responsibility for his family.   It left Lemlem and Getachew in a terrible situation.

Now, Getachew comes to our Day Care center 5 days per week where he is fed nutritious food, given a safe clean environment, cared for by caring care-givers, provided socialization, given the opportunity to learn through creative means and best of all he gets to go home with his  Mom every night. Their family is preserved.

At the same time Lemlem is back to work and is dreaming about what she would like to do next.  She is seeing dignity restored and hope is alive.  Now she is able to see a glimpse of light and she seems very willing to take hold of the opportunity.

Here is an updated photo of Getachew.  This photo was taken on his 2nd Birthday.

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Please consider partnering with us in the care of Getachew and Lemlem. We have 4 sponsorship slots remaining for them. Please consider taking one slot at $34 per month or get some friends and family members involved and take all 4.

They are tasting of the dignity that is found in and through Jesus. They are embracing hope.
Please consider joining with them on this journey!

Click here to express your interest in sponsoring them or visit www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/ sponsorships/ for more info about family sponsorship.

Dec 17

Day 7 – A Family Needing Sponsored

Today as you consider giving gifts that make a lasting difference, please partnering with EHE in helping this family. Family Sponsorships start at just $34 per month. And please keep spreading the word.

Frewoyni and her children Mamuk and Fiyerie
Below is the story for Mamuk and Frewoyni

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At the time of admission into the project, Fiyerie was suffering greatly.  Originally from Eritrea, she is far away from family but is not able to go back to them.  Her husband divorced her leaving her to care for her 3 children.  She was unable to care for her children and work at the same time, leaving her to beg for a living.    This life was not working, leaving her children malnourished and leaving their whole family homeless as they tried to shelter themselves in under an awning in the slum during the cold rainy season.  They were desperate.

At first we admitted Fiyerie into the project.  She was tiny at the age of only 8 months and the most in need of care.   Now we also have added 4 year old Mamuk.

Below are updated photos of Mamuk and Fiyerie.

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Fiyerie

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Mamuk

Today life is much different for this family.  Fiyerie attends the day care everyday where she is thriving.   Mamak attends the school where she is being nourished and educated.  She is learning and growing.

The whole family is still together.  Now they have a room.  Frewoyni is working.   Mamuk and Fiyerie have a safe place.   Frewoyni has a growing network of friends and community around her.   They are embracing hope…one dignity restoring step at a time.

Please consider partnering with us in the care of Mamuk and Frewoyni.  We already have Fiyerie fully sponsored, but we have 4 sponsorship slots remaining for Mamuk. Please consider taking one slot at $34 per month or get some friends and family members involved and take all 4.

They are tasting of the dignity that is found in and through Jesus. They are embracing hope.
Please consider joining with them on this journey!

Click here to express your interest in sponsoring them or visit www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/ sponsorships/ for more info about family sponsorship.

Dec 15

Day 5 – A Family Needing Sponsored

Today as you consider giving gifts that make a lasting difference, please partnering with EHE in helping this family. Family Sponsorships start at just $34 per month. And please keep spreading the word.

Bizuyel and her children Genet and Tigist

Below is the story for Bizuyel and Genet

EHE151-Genet-2When Bizuyel came to the project, she was at the end of her rope.  She had tried to hold on for as long as she could – begging to care for her two children.  Her children were not getting enough to eat and malnutrition and sickness was taking its toll.

Imagine for a minute what that life looked like for Bizuyel as she held Tigist in her arms every day asking for Bread or for a Birr (5 US cents) to feed her baby not to mention paying her rent.  At the same time Genet would have followed person after person along the sidewalk – hounding people for money.  This life stripped the whole family of dignity – while also delaying the inevitable for just one more day.  There was going to come a day when Bizuyel could no longer care for both children – or sickness would strike.

Compare that prior life to life today.  Now Genet enters our school every morning where she learns in the Nursery Class.  She is being socialized.  She is being fed.  She is receiving extra nutrition through PlumpyNut.   She is clothed.  She is being educated and is able to play and be a kid – she no longer has to provide for their family.

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A new photo of Tigist

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A new photo of Genet

For Tigist it means that she enters our clean safe Day Care every day where she learns and plays.  She is around other children and is learning through creative means.  She has caring care givers who help her to grow.  She is being nourished and is receiving extra nutrition through PlumpyNut, too.

And consider the new life that Bizuyel has in front of her.  She now is sewing basketballs for a living.  Now, its not much money, but it is a start.  The bottom line is that now she is giving back and no longer begging – dignity is being restored of her.   She is delighted to see her children getting an education, she is saving and she is hoping for a better job.   Hopelessness has left her and she is living again.   Best of all, every single evening she gets to have her beautiful kids in her home with her.  Her family is persevered.

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A photo from a 2 months ago of their beautiful family. Tigist is not so happy…but you get the idea :)

Please consider partnering with us in the care of Bizuyel, Genet and Tigist.  We have 5 sponsorship slots remaining for them. Please consider taking one slot at $34 per month or get some friends and family members involved and take all of them.

They are tasting of the dignity that is found in and through Jesus. They are embracing hope.
Please consider joining with them on this journey!

Click here to express your interest in sponsoring them or visit www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/ sponsorships/ for more info about family sponsorship.

Dec 12

Day 4 – A Family Needing Sponsored

Today as you consider giving gifts that make a lasting difference, please partnering with EHE in helping this family. Family Sponsorships start at just $34 per month. And please keep spreading the word.

Leyuwerk and Tomiyas.
Below is the story for Leyuwerk and Tomiyas.

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Leyuwerk is one of our heroes.  She has faced a lot of difficulty in her life.  Having at one time lived as a household servant in a foreign land.  While having gotten pregnant at an inopportune time and not by choice and chosen to keep her baby.

At the time of admission into the project, Leyuwerk was struggling because there was no one to watch little Tomiyas so that she could work.  Not being able to work and with no safety net in place, it meant that their capacity to stay together as a family was in danger.

Now, Tomiyas comes to our Day Care center 5 days per week where he is fed nutritious food, given a safe clean environment, cared for by caring care-givers, provided socialization, given the opportunity to learn through creative means and best of all he gets to go home with his Mom every night.  Their family is preserved.

In the meantime, Leyuwerk is seeing dignity restored one step at a time. She is growing in having a community of people around her and is seeing Jesus’ love presented in action every day. She is no longer alone.

Here is an updated photo of Tomiyas.   He is just about to turn 9 months old!  He is beautiful.

 182 TOMIYASPlease consider partnering with us in the care of Leyuwerk and Tomiyas. We have 4 sponsorship slots remaining for them. Please consider taking one slot at $34 per month or get some friends and family members involved and take all 4.

They are tasting of the dignity that is found in and through Jesus. They are embracing hope.

Please consider joining with them on this journey!

Click here to express your interest in sponsoring them or visit www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/ sponsorships/ for more info about family sponsorship.

Dec 11

Day 3 – Another Family Needing Sponsored

Today as you consider giving gifts that make a lasting difference, please partnering with EHE in helping this family. Family Sponsorships start at just $34 per month. And please keep spreading the word.

Yordanos, her Dad Simachew and her Mom Serkalem

Here is a great story of courage and the beginnings of healing.  We start first with  Yurdanos’ intake story.

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When Yordanos first came into the project, she was only under the care of her father.  Her mother, Tesfanesh, had been put in the mental health hospital and there was concern about whether she would ever be released.  This meant that Yordanos’ father could not work as a result.

In many situations like this, a father would give up his child.  He would find anyone who could care for the child.  But not Simachew.  He acted like a real man and cared for her even while his wife was away.

This placed him in a difficult situation, acting as a single Dad.  How could he care for Yordanos and work?  It was an impossible situation.

EHE was able to intervene.  Now Yordanos is in school.  Now Simachew is working.  And, Praise God that Tesfanesh has been discharged.  She is home and is working, too.   At the same time EHE’s staff is in her life and able to give her supports and encouragement as she continue son her journey.    We are grateful that we could have the flexibility to intervene in this situation that was a bit out of the ordinary.

Here is the most recent photo of Yordanos…in her school uniform…Check out that smile :)  .  She is nourished and learning.  She and her family are embracing hope.

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As we continue our countdown to Christmas, would you consider partnering with this family this Christmas season? They have 4 sponsorship slots of $34 per month remaining. Take one slot or take all…and make a difference this Christmas.

Please consider joining with them on this journey! Click here to express your interest in sponsoring them or visit www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/sponsorships/ for more info about family sponsorship.

Dec 11

Our Annual Report

Our Annual Report has been released for our Fiscal Year 2013/14.  Read about our activities, see some photos, dream with us and find out ways you can partner with us.  Click the link below to read it.

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Follow this link to go to the report  https://www.dropbox.com/s/8k7025h9ts0u2nr/annual%20report%202014-new_small.pdf?dl=0

 

Dec 10

Day 2 – Families Needing Sponsored

Today as you consider giving gifts that make a lasting difference, please partnering with EHE in helping this family.    Family Sponsorships start at just $34 per month.  And please keep spreading the word.

Etagegn and her children.

Below is the story for Etagegn and her children.
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Etagegn’s story is a rough one.  The mother of 4 children, her husband passed away leaving her with no one to provide.  She has not had a formal education and no job skills.  So, she did what any Mom would do who loved her children and wanted to hold on to them.  She took to the streets and started begging in an attempt to provide.

Over time the health of all of the family members started to decline.  They were in a desperate situation as malnourishment continued to take its toll.  While we heard about their plight, we had no way to assist them at first because the program was full.  However, in time, we were able to welcome them into the program.

Two of the children, Kalkidan (age 4) and Fikir (age 2) have been welcomed into the project fully.  The two older children Melkam and Meseret are attending the EHE School where they are receiving an education, nourishment and health care.  Here are their recent photos – 4 months after entering the project.

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Meseret

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Kalkidan

 Since coming to EHE, Etagegn is able to work daily because she no longer has to worry about her children.   And every day, Fikir, Kalkidan, Melkam and Meseret enter into an environment of safety, love, nourishment, health and learning.

Please consider partnering with us in the care of this family.  We have 8 sponsorship slots remaining for them.  Please consider taking one slot at $34 per month or get some friends and family members involved and take all 8.

This whole family tasting of the dignity that is found in and through Jesus. They are embracing hope.
Please consider joining with them on this journey!

Click here to express your interest in sponsoring them or visit www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/ sponsorships/ for more info about family sponsorship.

Dec 09

Give a Gift that Lasts this Christmas

We need your help…

In these next 2 weeks as we continue to turn our attention to Jesus’ coming and how He changes everything, would you help to spread the word about how a difference can be made in Jesus’ name among families in EHE’s Program?

The truth is that for a fraction of what many families spend on Christmas gifts for each other, a family can be included in our project in Ethiopia where their family can be preserved and orphans prevented.

For half of what the average Christmas dinner will cost or less than the cost of a live tree, a family can partner with one of our families.

We’re not asking you nor others to forego your traditions, unless you feel so led…rather we are asking you to consider a new tradition in addition to your others.

What if this year you chose to partner with a family through family sponsorship and then you engaged in praying for them throughout the year. Its not just your finances that make a lasting difference – your prayers are agents of transformation in the lives of those most in need.

Today we start this countdown to Christmas with one of our families. Would you consider partnering with them this Christmas season? They have 4 sponsorship slots of $34 per month remaining. Take one slot or take all…and make a difference this Christmas.

Habtamu and His Mom Adenech

Below is the story for Habtamu and his Mom.

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 Since coming to EHE, Adanech is now able to go to work everyday and Habtamu is in a safe caring place during the day.  Adenech and Habtamu no longer have to beg!  Habtamu is becoming nourished and is thriving.  At the same time he gets to go home with Mom every single night.

Here is the newest photo of Habtamu – just 4 months after entering into EHE’s Program.

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Habtamu and Adenech are tasting of the dignity that is found in and through Jesus.  They are embracing hope.

Please consider joining with them on this journey!  Click here to express your interest in sponsoring them or visit www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/sponsorships/ for more info about family sponsorship.

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