Woliso CarePoint

Woliso is located approximately seventy miles Southwest of Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa.

Access to safe water, adequate healthcare, and an education is rare for many of the impoverished children and families who inhabit this region. The cycle of poverty continues to plague the community; however, Woliso Emmanuel United Church has the opportunity to intervene in the lives of the children and to make an impact in the community. Woliso CarePoint is part of the Woliso Emmanuel United Church and serves as a drop-in center — a safe place where vulnerable children can come for support, discipleship, and other types of assistance.

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

The HopeChest Team Supporting Woliso

Milkias (Mickey) Taye Gutema
Country Director

Kimberly Woolridge
Community Partnership Manager

Kristen Pillitteri
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Woliso

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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Story of Impact from Ethiopia

This Woman is Liberating Women and Families from Domestic Violence in Ethiopia

Dana Owens / March 8, 2020

Happy International Women’s Day! This year we are highlighting Ayni, who leads I Care for the Nation CarePoint in Ethiopia. Ayni has fiercely followed the calling that God placed on her heart to liberate women and families from domestic violence, despite facing incredible amounts of opposition.

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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 Woliso 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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