Sipara’s Story: Ashes to Joy.

Sipara* grew up in a rural part of  Ethiopia.  As a little girl she used to make traditional baskets from grass.  However, one day her hand slipped as she was making a basket, and she accidentally punctured her left eye with the needle.  This accident left her blind in one eye and led to her no longer being able to continue in school, so she dropped out. A few years later, Sipara’s… Read More

From Young and Desperate to a Graduate and employed.

In October, 2011 our Staff first met Mulu* and her daughter while we were adding new families in need. When Embracing Hope staff visited Mulu’s home, they found that she, her Mother and her daughter were all living in one small mud room that was built over the toilet hole. The toilet was overflowing all over the place making it a filthy and desperate place. They were living in this kind of… Read More

A Country Wide Trip with TEENAGERS

Last summer we made a coast to coast trip with our 6 children (and a 7th on the way) that was amazing. Our 18,000 mile trip had many high points…and some low points where we all got on each others’ nerves. There were days where one (or all of us) had had enough and we were ready to quit. There were meltdowns (the kids had some, too) and a few tantrums, but… Read More