Chapa CarePoint

The Chapa CarePoint is located 295 km southeast of Addis Ababa and about 20 km East of Hawassa town, the capital of the Sidama region in Ethiopia.

Chapa CarePoint is led by Children’s HopeChest Ethiopia staff in partnership with the Chapa Makaneyesus Church. Many families in the community have trouble accessing potable water and medical facilities. Additionally, children are vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases (like Typhoid, Typhus, amoeba, giardia, etc.). Chapa has been severely affected by natural hazards including floods and rivers or streams. This high exposure to natural hazards has threatened the sustainability development programs.

With the partnership of the Melanie Strobel Connect Community, the children at Chapa CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Melanie Strobel Connect Community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Chapa

Mesfin Yohannes
Program Manager

Black and white Wil portrait

Wil Crooks
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Melanie Strobel
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Chapa

Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.

Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.

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HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.

A fundraiser for Chapa CarePoint is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.

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