Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Help Provide Water for 100 Kids in Ethiopia!!

Kim Sanford is one of our sponsor families at Trees of Glory care-point and she has a wonderful give-away on her blog to raise funds for the fresh-water well project! 

She did a great job explaining the situation at the care-point, where we are currently serving 100 orphaned and destitute children - with no running water!!!  Click here for Kim's blog at "The ChangeMeCrew".

Once we drill at well at Trees of Glory, the care-point expects to be able to serve 200-300 children - providing food, clean water, clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship in a safe, loving environment!

This is Trees of Glory care-point in Ethiopia,
currently serving 100 children with no running water!

A few of the children in the classroom at Trees of Glory.

Our November travel team is forming now - and we hope to have all funds raised by the time we travel to Ethiopia in November to work with the kids.  (If you are interested in traveling with me to Ethiopia in November, please contact me at kjwistrom@yahoo.com for details.)

You can donate directly to the well project by making a tax deductible donation to Children's Hopechest.

Go to www.hopechest.org, click on GIVE
Under "Choose a Fund", specify DESIGNATED GIFT
For the account code, specify ET2119000
In the Notes area, specify WELL

OR/AND - you can enter Kim's giveaway by clicking to her blog HERE.

Our second care-point in Ethiopia, called "Kind Hearts", is having a well drilled THIS WEEK! 

Trees of Glory is located 2 hours north of Addis (Kind Hearts is located in Addis) in a rural village where the only access to water is a muddy river or a spigot in the village where water jugs are filled each morning and carried to the care-point on the backs of donkeys.  With your help, we can provide fresh clean water for the care-point and expand our services to care for 200-300 children!

Presently, water is transported in yellow jugs to the care-point
each morning on the backs of donkeys.  100 children plus the staff
use the water for drinking, cooking and for washing hands.

This is one of the water jugs, outside the bathroom (a hole in the concrete floor) for washing hands.

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