Extreme poverty exists in Ethiopia. This has resulted in several million children becoming orphans. Families in extreme poverty are struggling to survive and often have no food to feed their children. Some parents have made the unthinkable decision to abandon their children to the streets.


Family Hope International was established to prevent this crisis by helping to preserve and empower the most vulnerable families on the verge of collapse. We don’t want to see one more family fall apart as a result of poverty!

OUR VISION is to prevent orphans by embracing, equipping, empowering and employing vulnerable families. 


Together we can see vulnerable families go from brokenness and helplessness to restoration and hope.


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of your sponsorship donation goes to Ethiopia

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December 23, 2021 - Update on Civil War in Ethiopia


Dear Sponsors and Supporters of Family Hope International,


We are writing to follow-up on our November update regarding the civil war that started over a year ago in northern Ethiopia. The war between the Tigrayan rebel group, known as the TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) and the Ethiopian government continues. Thankfully, things remain peaceful in Addis Ababa and the rebel army does not seem to be gaining ground. Our project areas remain safe. However, the atrocities that have taken place over the past year led us to reach out and ask you for prayer.

Abebe, our Family Hope International Country Director, has echoed much of the same information that we have been hearing in the news. Hundreds of thousands of people have died, millions have been displaced. Women and children have been sexually assaulted in the name of war. Hospitals and health centers as well as schools and universities have been destroyed. Utility providers, factories and farms have also been ruined. Buildings carrying Ethiopian history, such as churches, mosques and tourist centers are severely damaged. There is an estimate that the conflict has displaced nearly 2 million people and upwards of 200,000 children have been orphaned.

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From Abebe, “Some humanitarian organizations have taken part in helping the victims of this unfortunate situation however their help alone can’t fix most of the problems these people are facing thus a multifaceted approach to this phenomenon is required in order to fix this problem and since our organization is a humanitarian one by nature and is involved with helping mothers and children we think our help can bring a significant and positive impact for this peoples life and we want you to pray for our country and we thank and bless you for your help in advance.”

Would you please join us in praying that God would rescue his displaced children, for healing for those that have experienced physical and/or emotional trauma at the hands of war and for peace and stability in Ethiopia.

Thank you for standing alongside us. We are so grateful for your partnership and your prayers. We will continue to keep you informed.

Many Blessings,

Jeff Butler


November 10, 2021 - Civil War in Ethiopia


Dear Sponsors and Supporters of Family Hope International,
I would like to provide you with a brief update on the current state of affairs in Ethiopia. There is a very concerning political conflict currently taking place in the northern part of the country.

Last year a civil war started in the northern region of Ethiopia between the Ethiopian government and local militias and the Tigrayan rebel group, known as the TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front). Last November, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into the region to attack the TPLF after accusing them of attacking military bases. Due to continued fighting in the north, thousands of Ethiopians have been killed and millions have been displaced. The TPLF, now joined by other tribal armies, have made their way within 200 miles of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia with a goal of ousting the prime minister.

Yesterday we had a Skype call with our FHI Country Director, and he provided us with the latest update on the conflict.The good news is that it appears that the Ethiopian Government is gaining control of the situation and the present threat to the capital city and government is diminishing.

None of our project areas are located in northern Ethiopia where the conflict is taking place. All of our sponsored families are safe and not in any imminent danger. We will continue to monitor the situation and inform you if there are any significant changes. Please join us in praying for peace and stability in Ethiopia and for the protection of our FHI Staff and sponsored families.


Jeff Butler


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