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Friday, December 29, 2017

An end-of-year gift will bring clean water to families in southern Ethiopia

A special end-of-year gift from you will help provide clean water to families in southern Ethiopia.

Having clean water available in the community will enable parents to invest time in becoming self-reliant.

Women will participate in self-help groups where they will learn how to establish and run small businesses that generate consistent income.

Children will be able to go to school rather than spend their days searching for water with their mothers.


Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Gifts That Change Lives

Make Christmas a memorable time for a child or family that isn’t on anyone’s Christmas list this year. Give gifts that provide what the poorest of the poor have wished for but never received - a helping hand out of poverty.

Gifts from our annual 2017 Gifts of HOPE Christmas catalogue have something special to offer you as well. Real joy, the kind that store-bought gifts, no matter how lovely, cannot give. The joy that comes from knowing you’ve helped a child or family begin their journey out of poverty.

Gifts of clean water, education, and skills-training, for example, last well beyond the Christmas season. In fact, the positive change these gifts bring lasts for generations. The children and families receiving your gifts will remember this Christmas as the beginning of hope and promise, rather than a time of continued poverty and despair.


Friday, December 15, 2017

A commitment to the people of Duchity, Haiti

Hurricane Matthew was the strongest storm Haiti has experienced since the 1960’s. Hundreds of lives were lost, and tens of thousands of homes destroyed or left uninhabitable.

In the wake of the disaster, HOPE International Development Agency’s local partner in Haiti responded quickly, assisting the most vulnerable farming families in Duchity, in the southern region of Haiti.

Donations, matched with a 3:1 grant, went directly to help families rebuild their homes. The most vulnerable families in Duchity received building materials, such as timber, corrugated iron, cement, and nails, so they could repair and rebuild their homes. As a result, more than 700 people are now living in safe housing.

Families are focusing on rebuilding their lives and livelihoods, and are extremely grateful for your support. HOPE’s commitment to the families of Duchity continues. Today, families are receiving training in sustainable agriculture. Seeds are being provided and tree nurseries established to increase farm productivity and profitability – all of which helps families rebuild their lives.

A rebuilt home in Duchity Haiti is much sturdier than the original home.