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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Food crisis in Amhara, Ethiopia requires an urgent response

What a tragedy it will be if families who survived politically motivated violence that forced them from their home villages don’t survive – especially after all they’ve been through and sacrificed.

Frehiwot, our Ethiopian colleague working among the poorest of the poor in Ethiopia, made a promise to do what she can to save lives in Amhara. The situation is so dire that the Ethiopian government, who are doing what they can, has also asked for our help.

More than 90,000 people are at great risk because of severe food shortages that has the Amhara region of Ethiopia in its deadly grip right now.

A gift of $40 would help ensure that one family receives the emergency food supplies they so desperately need.

The families who fled their home villages and are now living in the Amhara region of Ethiopia have endured so much.

They’ve been forced from their homes, pursued by armed groups, and left with nothing but the clothes on their back and the meagre possessions they could carry. Some have lost loved ones along the way.

Your help today would be an act of kindness that will give these families renewed strength to overcome the fear and hunger that has become their constant unwelcome companion.

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The first of our spring film premiere dinners is less than two weeks away, in Winnipeg, on April 12.

View dates and locations today and make sure you reserve your seats soon. Join us for a wonderful meal, the company of friends, silent and live auctions, great music, a short feature film, and an important opportunity to transform lives through your giving.

View a brief update about how giving at last year's film premiere and dinner transformed lives.

HOPE International Development Agency has been helping families worldwide since 1975, enabling them to transform their lives as they gain access to clean water, learn new ways to earn a sustainable income and provide support to each other, grow more food, and restore the environment upon which they depend.

Friday, March 22, 2019

World Water Day - a day to give clean water, not just talk about it

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Facts without action quickly become mere sentiment.

As people in the developed world learn or engage with World Water Day, March 22, 1 in 10 people in the world are living without access to clean water. Most live in rural areas and spend extraordinary amounts of time collecting water from wherever they can.

The United Nations estimates that people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone lose 40 billion hours yearly collecting water: time that could be better spent creating income, going to school, and improving food production, just to name a few transformative outcomes that would be possible if people did not have to spend so much time collecting water. Even worse, nearly all of the water they collect carries bacteria and parasites as evidenced by the grim statistic that close to 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to water-related disease.

Those are a few of the facts. Now for the hard part. Will we take action today? We should, knowing the devastation being caused by unsafe water every minute of every day is completely preventable.

So on World Water Day, do not let facts become mere sentiment. Take action.

Today you can give to help construct a borehole well to provide clean water that ensures potentially deadly health crises, like diarrhea, dehydration, and waterborne diseases, are no longer a threat to displaced families in South Sudan who have survived so much heartache and been so deeply traumatized.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Join us for dinner this April and May and change lives in the Philippines

Have dinner with us in April or May and watch families in the Philippines journey from despair to hope.

Join us for a wonderful meal, the company of friends, silent and live auctions, great music, a short feature film, and an important opportunity to transform lives through your giving.

View a brief update about how giving at last year's film premiere and dinner transformed lives.

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HOPE International Development Agency has been helping families worldwide since 1975, enabling them to transform their lives as they gain access to clean water, learn new ways to earn a sustainable income and provide support to each other, grow more food, and restore the environment upon which they depend.