Friday, November 30, 2012

Baby Formula for African Orphans

Children's Hope is helping provide proper nutrition for the orphans in Ethiopian orphanages
This little guy and his 14 buddies are eating well, thanks to the donors to the Children’s Hope Ethiopia- Baby formula fund. The Numan orphanage receives 48 (14oz) cans of quality powdered formula from Children’s Hope every month. It helps keep their 15 babies healthy. The cost of formula in Ethiopia puts a heavy strain on orphanage budgets.

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Well Water Flows from Denim Pockets

Teachers at a New Jersey high school raise money to drill this water well
in India by wearing their blue jeans.
It is just a simple pair of jeans. But for some New Jersey high school teachers, the opportunity to break free of their school dress code is a can't miss event. So when West Essex High School holds their “Dress in Denim” Fridays twice a month, there is a high participation rate.  Each teacher pays $5 to have fashion freedom for a day. The teachers also have the satisfaction of knowing their $5 will go to a monthly charity project.

Children’s Hope received the proceeds of September’s “Dress in Denim” Fridays at the North Caldwell, New Jersey high school. The amount raised was enough to drill a well for a slum community in India. Now hundreds of people in a village, on India’s central east coast, have safe water to drink, thanks to the denim wearing faculty at West Essex High School.

This was one of six Children’s Hope water wells bored in November. That makes 31 wells in 2012 drilled for the impoverished fishing villages and slum neighborhoods near Kakinada, India. Those wells provide over 30,000 people with water that is not polluted. Most of these villagers were using rancid water from drainage ponds for washing their clothes, bathing, drinking, and for cooking.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Africa Water Conference Invites Children’s Hope Resident Water Expert

Hermella Wondimu pumping water from a newly drilled well in Ethiopia.
Hermella Wondimu, Children’s Hope- Ethiopia Development Aid Director, will attend the UN World Health Organization water safety conference in Uganda next week. It was an honor for Hermella to be invited to this gathering of the world’s experts on African water issues. In addition to her work with Children’s Hope aid projects, Hermella has led teams in completing numerous water wells across Ethiopia. She is part of Help for a Drop of Water (HFDW), which is a group of Ethiopian University students working to create better access to clean water, alleviate water born disease and improve children’s health in Ethiopia.

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