Commenting on the future of these orphans, Hanna Teshome stated, "What hope do these children have when they leave the safety and security of the orphanage? Without an education or a vocational skill, some may surely end up on the streets."
"I am so thankful for Hanna making it possible for me to graduate from the university and the opportunity to make a decent life for myself," commented 21-year old Sarah, who lived at the orphanage for over ten years. "I am forever grateful to Hanna's Orphanage as for over ten years, it provided me with the shelter and covered my university tuition to become a legal clerk and I am now living on my own in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia."
Through generous donations, HOE Ministries raised over $35,000 to date from individuals and local church groups for the housing needs of Hanna's Orphanage. The money raised has helped to meet the needs of over 120 orphans and over 40 children living far below the poverty line. In addition, The Pfizer Foundation, Wal-Mart and several small businesses have provided financial assistance via matching gifts and one time donations.
What will the funds raised be used towards?
Shelter/Clothing: housing, bedding, clothing and a clean hygienic living environment Education: building classrooms, library and computer labs Food & Water: Providing the afflicted areas with food and clean water storage tanks Medical Care: Help the community with access to medical care facilities, preventative care and treatment Creating greater awareness of the dire conditions and the urgent need of thousands of orphaned children is paramount to our success. To achieve this goal, HOE Ministries has organized four trips to Ethiopia since their inception in 2007. These trips will continue as we strive to build personal relationships with the children and provide the opportunity for those interested to join them in the coming year.
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