You Asked, Ethiopia’s Country Director Answered

In August, we asked what questions YOU had for Children’s HopeChest’s Ethiopia Country Director, Milkias “Mickey” Taye. Ethiopia partners had some awesome questions, including “What is the current state of Ethiopia’s COVID-19 response?” and “How has the conflict in Tigray affected the country in general and the CarePoints?”

In this month’s episode of “Build Relationships. Break Poverty,” you asked, and Mickey answered. We are featuring questions from HopeChest Friends, community members, and HopeChest program participants. Wil Crooks, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships reads your intriguing questions in this unique episode.

“Being part of Children’s HopeChest Ethiopia gives me a great opportunity to impact the lives of orphaned children positively throughout the nation. Working with children, emphasizing on orphaned and vulnerable children, provides a bright future for the supported children in particular and for the nation of Ethiopia at large.” -Mickey Taye



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As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Wil Crooks builds relationships with HopeChest partners and potential partners. Wil started out as a pastor partnering with HopeChest, and now he shares the same vision that he caught with other potential partners.




Mickey Taye is Ethiopia’s Country Director and oversees all Ethiopian CarePoints. He is driven by his passion for supporting impoverished and underprivileged children. He has a great hope for the future of the country of Ethiopia and how impoverished children fit into that future.



“Build Relationships. Break Poverty.” is a podcast that challenges the Western perception of international poverty by elevating the voices of local leaders and processing how we can help to alleviate poverty without harming those living in vulnerable communities.

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