Browsing Month 'December, 2011'

Gifts of Hope 2011

Hello to all our partners and encouragers, This has truly been an amazing year for Hopethiopia both in Ethiopia and Rwanda. So many things have happened to improve the lives of many people and communities and we are extremely grateful for all your support, prayers, and encouragement. It is also incredible to see how relatively [...]

Dr Asrat

Truly some amazing things happened in the community of Harbu Chulule, Ethiopia. Dr. Asrat, and Ethiopian cataract surgeon, completed the first ever Hopethiopia sponsored eye surgery clinic. Below is a summary of what happened. 1.      Friday December 9, 2011; went to Harbu-Chulule and arranged the setup of the operating room, cleaning the room, sterilizing equipment/drapes [...]

Brick 4

A few weeks ago the foundation was completed for the brick building facility. These bricks will be used to build the many orphaned children homes, our volunteer and mission centre, and the many other project facilities that will be required. The last few days we started the shelter construction which should be completed within a [...]

Eye 4

Hopethiopia starts their first ever Eye Surgery clinic – When the mission team conducted the health clinic 2 weeks ago with Dr. Asrat, a very gifted Ethiopian ophthalmic surgeon, we identified 30 patients that would require eye surgery.  Two days ago we returned to the project community of Harbu Chulule to start the cataract and [...]

The last week in Ethiopia was a very busy one. Here are some of the highlights to let you know what we were up to. A few weeks ago the foundation was completed for the brick building facility. These bricks will be used to build the many orphaned children homes, our volunteer and mission centre, [...]

Roof final

Hopethiopia builds a covered extension for the ladies at Tubahumarize, a women’s cooperative and local NGO in Kigali, Rwanda. The expansion will allow for the women to have more work space during the hot sunny days as well as when the rains are falling. A painting project was also done at Tubahumarize to brighten up [...]

Bullet holes

The team visited genocide memorial sites to gain an understanding of the history of what happened in 1994 and to see the incredible restoration that has occurred.

Kigali hills

The Hopethiopia team landed in Kigali, Rwanda to take part in a variety of projects over a 2 week period. Rwanda, is a beautiful lush country and is known as the “Land of a thousand hills”.