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Once again another Hopethiopia Eye Surgery clinic was held in Harbu Chulule, Ethiopia. This time Hopethiopia partnered with MMI Canada to provide excellence in the area of eye care.  3 eye surgeons joined this team, including Ethiopian specialist Dr. Asrat, along with Dr. Kenneth and Cynthia Kesty. Many surgeries were performed with new techniques being [...]


The walls have now ben completed on the Volunteer guest home and now we have started the roof. This guest house will allow mission teams to live onsite in Harbu Chulule, Ethiopia and spend much more time interacting with the local community


Hopethiopia is very blessed to be associated with some great teams and individuals. To say thank you we decided to treat our whole reforestation team to lunch onsite at our reforestation nursery. We also took the team at SIM guesthouse in Addis Ababa out for dinner. It was wonderful to get to know some of [...]

First family

It is with great joy that we saw the first Hopethiopia sponsored family move into the Children’s Village in Harbu Chulule. Tirunesh and her 5 children are the first family to have been sponsored by Hopethiopia and they are now the first to occupy the new home.


Hello to all Hopethiopia partners and encouragers. I have just returned back to Ethiopia and have spent the last 2 days being very busy with meetings.  I was able to pass along copies of the 2014 Charity Calendar to both Ret. President Girma of Ethiopia, as well as Ato. Bekalu, the president Bekalu of the [...]


Mission team member, Tiffany M joins us in Ethiopia to help teach a photography camp for 12 to 15 year old students. The students each received a disposable camera and were taught techniques on basic photography and composure of pictures. Each of the students was then asked to go and take some images of whatever [...]


Melaku, one of the co-founders and directors of Hopethiopia had the opportunity to visit the many project sites and contacts in Ethiopia. This time he was able to join his wife Selam in Ethiopia as well as spend some time with Pastor Workneh and family of Calgary, Canada.


As part of the support for the education programs in Ethiopia, Hopethiopia has been able to provide awards to the students of the High school (grades 9 and 10) and Preparatory school (grades 11 and 12). Awards are given out to the outstanding students in 2 categories. 1. Awards of academic excellence given out to [...]


In an effort to assist with local transportation of people and goods Hopethiopia is working on plans to help local people set up a small business whereby they can use bicycles with sturdy mounted racks. This concept is very popular in Rwanda and thus we are trying to introduce the same idea in Ethiopia One [...]

Vanessa building

While in Ethiopia on the last mission trip in May and June 2013 the team worked hard on preparing some new garden projects. The team was able to use some of the Hydraform bricks that are built onsite at out brick building facility and then build a Garden next to the water distribution centre as [...]