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One of our most effective strategies have been to work within our Bright Spot Families to deeply meet their needs which allows them to move out of a scarcity mindset and begin to tangibly help their neighbors and the community around them.   

We are going deep with one village, one community and one family at a time.

I love it when our friends and family can meet very specific needs, and we get to share with you the stories that surround the blessings you send!  There are needs that are reoccurring, one time only, and some that will be built on over the yearsI believe that everyone can make a difference for the families in Arjo. 

We need gifts of all shapes and sizes.  We need you!

Family/Humanitarian Aid

  • Send a donated soccer jersey $4 –
  • Send Donated Treasures & Precious Clothing in our Suitcase $4 per pound
  • Clinical Medical Supplies, Equipment and Training (see items below for simpler meds needed)
  • Encourage Fatherhood, Shoes for a Dad $30
  • Big a bag of Grain for our Food Bank:  Teff, Wheat, Corn, $40
  • Gloves for a Bright Spot Dad  $5
  • A special gift for a Bright Spot family
  • Benevolence Emergency Relief for the Destitute
  • Hygiene & Sanitation Supplies & Training (from hygiene pads to latrine pits)
  • Soap and Vaseline purchased in Country $3
  • Family Blanket purchased in the village from the blanket shop $8
  • Solar Hearing aids for 32 ears!  FULLY FUNDED
  • “Where There is No Doctor” training materials, FULLY FUNDED

Education Resources

  • Library Resource and Books
  • Art Kits, Puzzles, Coloring Books & Game
  • Art Supplies, Paper, Colored Pencils, Paint, Scissors & Glue Sticks
  • Learning Pad Maintenance

Sharing the Message

  • Help make it possible to share LOVE through the Jesus movie

Our Building Project, Three in One

  • Resource Room:  Making available Technology, Sewing, Art and Library Resources
  • Food Bank/Grain Room:  Brokerage to Encourage Food Availability thru Business and Emergency Food Assistance
  • Teaching & Training Room: Allows for a homework afters school club and a variety of programming

Embrace Compassion Self-Sustaining Endeavors/ Micro Enterprise

  • University Scholarships
  • Job and Vocational Training Scholarships
  • Start a Business Grant
  • Cart and Donkey $1200
  • Two Oxen for Plowing to Help Someone Provide for Their Family $600
  • A milk cow for a family, Market Price
  • Pure Water Opportunities, Approximately $5000 per Well

One of my really big dreams and urgent needs…to have an ambulance, an SUV 4×4 to drive in country for getting supplies and transporting patients when needed out of our rural village.  For safe and seamless travel from the airport for myself and our teams, to teach some of our older children to drive so they might have a career outside of farming.  This would incredibly increase our ability to help our families and children in the village.

Too many choices?  Would you rather give a little bit all year long?  A monthly gift is always a blessing and helps us allocate where the needs are the greatest as well as plan as God directs us.   Visit our How Can I Help page for various donation options.

If you are seeking out a service project and items to collect on our behalf, these are items we often need and replenish and are more difficult to buy in country.  Choosing something from our list can be a big blessing to our village.  Helping us with the cost of sending them in our extra luggage is always appreciated as well.  Thank you for thinking of us!

Shoes: New Croc shoes, new lace up tennis shoes
Clothing: Like new or new zip up track jacks, hoodie sweatshirts and like new jeans or dress pants. Long dresses or skirts. Beanie caps. New backpacks.
New high quality Art Supplies: Watercolors, children’s scissors, glue sticks, stickers, small solar calculators, high quality writing pens, markers, colored pencils, coloring books about God or bible stories, board books or books that would be difficult to damage in our very rustic rural conditions about God, letters, numbers or simple English
Medical Supplies: Neosporin, anti-fungal creams, hydrocortisone, elastic bandages/ace wraps, high quality bandaids, q-tips, vitamin C, children’s multivitamins, zinc, Ibuprofen,
Ziploc Gallon Bags and sandwich size zipper bags

Partner With Us

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Recent Updates

Want to meet a couple of our heroes??? These people are part of the awesome surgical team at our Nekemte Public Referral Hospital that serves day in and day out. A hospital never closes and is always ready to help the most medically fragile.

The American EC team collects new and gently used scrubs to share with our hospital. If you aren’t a medical professional you can still help us find scrubs at a great price on the FB market place or discount retailers. #everyonecanmakeadifference

#supershoppersforthewin #handmedownshardatwork

Photo: courtesy of Dr Haileyesus Tesfaye in the hospital OR and new scrubs delivered by our EC volunteer team in December.

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Amazing young people. Our beautiful next generation loving well, sharing hope and making a difference. 💕

Photo: Galatoomi Melkamuu

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On behalf of all of the wonderful volunteers and our children and families in Ethiopia, thank you for a beautiful year! Our end of the benefit raised more than $10,000 to continue help make what we do possible. Family preservation, special projects and encouraging those in country doing an awesome job are our specialty. Thank you or Galatooma for standing in the gap with us. Everyone Can Make a Difference!

A special shout out to our business event sponsor: Consumer Cellular!

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