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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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”.  

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plaque

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 [...]

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Lots has been happening in Rwanda with mission team members that have been coming and going. Our original team that was in Ethiopia travelled over to Kigali, Rwanda to participate in a variety of projects. Here is a summary of some of the things that they participated in: A roof extension building project at Tubahumarize [...]

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Water

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.

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having an excellent time. The weather for the most part was very dry in Ethiopia with high altitude conditions and warm winds. In Rwanda it has also been warm but very humid with mid day rains. This update will give you an idea of some of the things that happened during the latter part of [...]

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Here is the next update on what is going on in Ethiopia. Once again it has been busy but very rewarding. I have spent time again in Addis Ababa with many organizational meetings etc. but also out at our project sites in Harbu Chulule.. Everyone in the small town is very excited with what is [...]

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I am once again back in Ethiopia and arrived this last Sunday. I will be joined by Glenda and the rest of the mission team on this coming Sunday and we will be very busy both in Ethiopia and Rwanda. The focus in Ethiopia will be two fold: 1. There will be a building project [...]

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