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EMBRACING HOPE ETHIOPIA INC
June 14, 2012

"Without sponsorship through Embracing Hope Ethiopia, this child would be dead!" That is all I could think as we drove to the hospital in Addis. I watched an EHE staff member navigate the crowds of people in the hospital admission area, comfort the child's distraught mother, and get this child the medical help she needed. One month later, I returned to Ethiopia and witnessed the change in this family. "Amira" (name changed) has become healthy under the watchful eye of the EHE staff nurse. She has gained weight from eating nutritious food prepared by EHE cooks. And she is thriving mentally and emotionally under the care of EHE daycare workers. Thanks to EHE, Amira's mother is able to work during the day, knowing her child is well-cared for. Hard physical labor makes this mother look tired and older than her years, but this all changes at the end of the day. As Amira runs into her mother's arms, both faces light up with smiles of joy. This mother and daughter are together. They are supported and loved. They are learning what "Embracing Hope" means. I'm a medical missionary and have worked with charitable organizations all over the developing world. EHE stand out as an organization committed to partnering with local government, committed to excellence in all aspects of their programs, and committed to working with the poorest of the poor. There are many more women and children they can help. But they need sponsorship money to do this. I highly recommend supporting this organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Multiply the current project all over Addis Ababa and other cities around the world.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Met the project directors while in Ethiopia for a church mission. I returned one year later with a team to provide training for project staff.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Protect highly at-risk children from dying of disease or starvation or being given up for adoption.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Keeping families together. Giving mothers the chance to raise their children and experince hope.

MY ROLE:
Board Member