Hope 4others

In August 2014, we launched the Spring of Hope CarePoint to love and care for 150 children in the rural town of Ambo, Ethiopia. As we've connected each of these children to loving sponsor families, we've seen lives transformed through the power of hope! This year, we're excited to expand our Hope 4others program and transform the lives of 104 more vulnerable children in Ambo!


From Heartbreak to Hope

In 2012, these 106 children entered a program similar to Spring of Hope. They received sponsors and were soon on their way to brighter futures as they began attending school for the first time! Over the years, their love and appreciation grew for their sponsors as they also matured in their education and discipleship. But then everything stopped. The organization hosting the program abruptly pulled out of Ambo, leaving the children and their families feeling confused, abandoned, and heartbroken.


4others is perfectly poised to embrace these boys and girls and renew the hope they once had! 4others has already stepped in and covered all their current school fees so they wouldn't have to drop out of school. Now all they need is YOU! Your sponsorship can keep them in school and provide them with many more practical benefits like medical care and tutoring. Most importantly, your support will bring new hope back into their lives. You'll be showing them that they are not forgotten or abandoned, and Christ, through you, will continue the work he began in their lives and carry it on to completion!


Give Hope Today: Click the button below to view all the children who are waiting for new sponsors!  

Hope 4others Child Sponsorship Program

One program. Two project sites.


We've partnered with Ethiopian NGO Stand for Vulnerable Organization to open a multi-site child development program in rural Ambo, Ethiopia. 4others now has two sites within 5 miles of each other and serves a total of 233 orphaned and vulnerable children. The Spring of Hope CarePoint now has 98% of the children sponsored, and the New Hope CarePoint has 104 children now available for sponsorship. Both project sites use the same model and follow the same sponsorship program through 4others. 


4others connects each child to a caring person who will give $38/month, write letters, and pray for their sponsored child.


What your sponsorship provides: 

  • Education: enrollment in the local public school, regular private tutoring, learning materials, school uniform and school supplies
  • Shoes and clothing
  • Supplemental food for the child's family
  • Medical care
  • Christian discipleship and mentoring
  • A loving, encouraging friendship

Family Empowerment Program

The Spring of Hope and New Hope programs focus on each child's holistic development, which includes family empowerment. The parents and guardians of the children are organized into self-help groups (SHGs). In these groups, they receive training in entrepreneurial skills to build a sustainable income and gradually move their families toward self-reliance.


GET INVOLVED:

Sponsor a Child - When you sponsor a child through 4others, you also empower his/her parent in their Self-Help Group!

Child Correspondence

Writing letters is the greatest way to offer that special friendship a child longs for! We hope you take the time to regularly send encouragement to your sponsored child. Your words encourage, inspire, and remind them of God's great love for them!


Send an online letter (1 week delivery) 

Mail a letter (6-8 weeks delivery)


Next Write Night: Friday, November 22, 6-8 pm

Location: Church of God of San Jose (Map)

 

We know our letters are important to the children, but we also know it's hard to send letters consistently. That's why we host two Write Nights each year, intentionally setting aside time as a community to encourage our kids! This way, every child receives at least two letters every year. We provide refreshments and all the writing materials. Our Write Nights are also a fun way to connect with other sponsors. We hope you can join us!

Mission Trips

We believe sponsors need the opportunity to see and experience the impact of their support! Nothing strengthens your relationship with your sponsored child better than spending a week in their shoes, visiting their home, and getting to know their family and culture.


Once a year, we host trips to the Ambo community of our two projects sites. The trip is usually 10 days in length, including travel, and the cost (including airline tickets, accommodations, food, in-country travel, and support staff) totals around $2,800 per traveler. 


2020 Trip Dates: February 2020

Community Development Projects

Sponsors also have the opportunity to support development projects that will transform their child’s community! 4others has a long-term development plan that includes projects such as the provision of water points for the community, building libraries, and installing public toilet facilities. 


Most recent development project: 

Gosu WASH Project

This project brought access to safe sanitation for the Spring of Hope community. It included the construction of two gender-specific VIP (ventilated improved pit) latrine blocks at the church compound where the Spring of Hope children and guardians gather. Read More

Become a Sponsor

We believe God calls us to care for the orphan and the vulnerable. So we choose to come alongside children living in poverty and equip them with the resources and relationships they need to survive and thrive. Poverty is complex, but we believe it is also conquerable... one life at a time. You can help a child conquer poverty and reach their full potential in Christ when you sponsor a child at the Spring of Hope or New Hope CarePoints!


Sponsor a child today for just $38/month* and you will change his or her life!


*While most sponsorship organizations allocate 80-85% of each sponsorship donation for Program Delivery, we promise to send 90% of every donation directly to Ethiopia to deliver the program's benefits to your sponsored child!