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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”.  


The Building team has been able to start work on the very first Childrens home. The home is being built using Hydraform interlocking bricks, a dry stacking technique that is quick, simple, and relatively inexpensive. The whole community joined in the project and was so excited to see the walls going up. This first home [...]


Great news as Hopethiopia has finally drilled the first water well and successfully pumped clear precious water  that is a great gift to the community. Their was great joy as we experienced water flowing at a huge rate of 4 liters per second.


Hopethiopia has just learned that it has officially received International NGO status in Rwanda. This marks an important milestone for Hopethiopia as it is now able to launch initiatives, projects, and partnerships in Rwanda. Mission teams will soon be leaving for Rwanda to come alongside ministries and provide encouragement and resources.

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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 [...]