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We returned to HC for a few days of intensive work. A number of projects needed attention such as: Reinforcing the support for the new water tower Building a shelving system for the storage containers. Over time we have been gathering an extensive supply of building equipment and materials, this helps us to organize and [...]


After spending a number of days working at the project site in Harbu Chulule the USA team had to return home. The remaining team continued with meetings in  the Addis Ababa area as well as working back in Harbu Chulule. First we visited the Genesis farms in Debre Zeit. This is a large farm cooperative [...]


The Vision team has been in Ethiopia for a few days and lots has been accomplished in regards to planning out some of the next steps for the Hopethiopia Project. Our team consisting of 4 Canadians, 3 from the USA, and 3 from Ethiopia spent most of the time at our different project sites in [...]


Wayne King and the construction team have returned home after spending some intense time building childrens home #2. They were very successful in their efforts and the following pictures chronicle some of the process in building this home.


Hopethiopia has a team of young adult Canadian students living in Harbu Chulule. Kiersti, Rilla, david, and Janessa have been able to engage in a number of different opportunities in the community ranging from education, construction, education, and health care. In this unique opportunity, Kiersti and Rilla joined up with an amazing Ethiopian eye surgeon. [...]

Wayne King and the team have been very busy in Ethiopia. Here is the latest update that Wayne sent so that you can get a feel for what has been going on. Please check the links to see the latest images of what has been going on. “We arrived on Friday, March 23rd, and are [...]


Wayne King leads a new construction team to Ethiopia to build childrens homes 2 and 3. Home number 1 is almost complete and one of the finishing touches is our first toilet. Lots of concrete work is needed and we are very grateful that the price of materials has decreased in Ethiopia


Hopethiopia was honored to be invited to tour the new AU facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Now more than 5 times the size of the previous AU meeting centre, the new conference hall will be able to host 2,550 delegates. Ralph, Zerihun, and Shiferaw tour all the new buildings and facilities. The huge main hall [...]

Mugeni passed away around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning … we spent several hours at the hospital with Monika and Amena and all the others who gathered to support them … we left to get money to pay the remaining bills and then met at 8:00 p.m. to discuss the funeral arrangements. Olivier organized it [...]


The team was able to get an appreciation for the new orphaned children’s homes that are being built. The homes for the children and seniors will be built in clusters of 7 homes. Carrie also got the opportunity to plant her own tree on the north land that will grow for many years to come.