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Lend #GivingTuesday Support for Embracing Hope Ethiopia

by · January 8, 2013

I’m honored to be working with the SME team and C.C. Chapman on this 2013 #GivingTuesday initiative!

As a fundraising coach, I work with nonprofits around the world. One of the most remarkable I’ve come across is Embracing Hope Ethiopia. It is a remarkable organization that runs two licensed daycares, helps single mothers get jobs and giving micro-grants to entrepreneurs, and helps families get education.

The idea for Embracing Hope Ethiopia began while Jerry and Christy Shannon were adopting a child from Ethiopia. A year after adopting their daughter, they moved their entire family to Addis Ababa to live in the Korah slum, a community founded as a leper colony and home to the largest dump in Addis Ababa.