“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Seneca
Joe visited the House of Hope while at Camp Langano in Ethiopia. He was able to deliver many hand-knit hats for the orphans.
The “House of Hope. is specifically for orphans whose mothers died in childbirth. Since the father has no way to care for the infant the “House of Hope”, helps raise the babies until an age when the father and female relative can care for the child. They then return throughout the child's life for medical care.
This is a typical example of a water source for villages that don't have access to clean water well. A woman pumps clean water from a well.
We can not really put into words how we felt about our trip to Ethiopia; we loved the people, the food, and the beautiful land. We had such a rich and rewarding time at Mother Teresa's Home. We played with children, did crafts, English class, and songs with them. We gave the orphan babies lots of time and love and spent part of every day with the mentally handicapped boys there. Our classes were popular with kids and adults. Our oldest was a 70-year-old man. Everyone wants to feel loved and special. We made sure we had lots of time for talking and hugging all of them. The clean water well, funded by Adriana's Attic, Inc. is used often. They use clean well water for cooking, drinking, bathing, and washing clothes. It has made their life so much better and healthier! Before the well, they purchased water brought in by donkey, and when that ran out they collected water from the lake.