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Hopethiopia is very glad to share this beautiful charity calendar with the world. Painted Pony Petroleum of Calgary , Canada, in association with extraordinary artist Paul Van Ginkel, have produced a beautiful Charity calendar with all proceeds of donations going to Hopethiopia. To find out how to donate funds to receive a calendar please contact [...]


In August of 2011 an Education team from Calgary, Canada visited the hopethiopia project sites in Ethiopia to work with local elementary and High school teachers. The team arrived in Ethiopia to conduct an “Education conference” so that ideas could be shared with Canadian and Ethiopian educators. The teachers used creative techniques to expand the [...]

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Today we got great news from Ethiopia. Our water well drilling project is a great success!! We hit water and lots of it. More updates to follow as stories and pictures arrive from the Hopethiopia well site.

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Drilling of the water well begins at the north site nursery. A very important part of the project in Ethiopia is to provide water for the orphan and senior homes, the tree nursery, the brick building facility, and many other areas that are in need. Drilling will take place for a few days and then [...]


The first ever “Run of Hope” was a great success in both Calgary, Canada and in Ethiopia. Participants had the opportunity to Run, walk, or skate distances of 1km, 2km, 6km, or 10km. Hopethiopia would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors that made this such a fun and worthwhile event.


Dear friends and family, Presently Olivier and I are working on how to help our dear friends at Treasure Centre implement a venture that would empower and sustain the destitute women of their congregation. As we join efforts and seek God on behalf of these women, their day-to-day needs overwhelm us. Not only have some [...]

Run Of Hope

Event details: · Date – Saturday 24th September · Time – 1pm to 4pm · Location – meet at Sien Lok park just east of Eau Claire on the riverfront (approx. Riverfront Ave and 1st street SW) Calgary · Registration – done onsite at tents on location · Pledge forms if needed – request from [...]

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New Hopethiopia Team members Kiersti and Rilla head off on adventure. Follow their adventure at their blog They will join up with the Hopethiopia team in Rwanda in November and then travel over to work in Ethiopia at the Hopethiopia project sites in January 2012.

Olivier and Children

September 10, 2011 To my dear friends, I have returned to Rwanda to take care of some pressing issues regarding the ministries we are supporting in this nation. Even though we have yet to obtain official International NGO status we feel very connected to several ministries that are doing amazing work with very few resources. [...]


Glenda has just returned to Rwanda and will spend the next 2 weeks reconnecting with the Hopethiopia team members, various ministry contacts, and preparing the way for some of the future mission teams.