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.