Since May of 2020, we’ve provided monthly emergency food distributions for all Spring of Hope and New Hope families (nearly 1,200 people). These distributions have saved families from starvation and prevented children from dropping out of school – or worse, abandoning their families to fend for themselves on the streets.
The effects of the pandemic, the Ethiopian civil war, and now a severe drought have prolonged the desperate situation of the families in our program. Most crucial is the high inflation rates on food prices, which have been increasing at an alarming level since April 2021. Market prices have risen 56% since the first food distribution, now requiring $11,900 to provide the full amount of requested food supplies each month.
Your donation today will help our families and staff continue to receive the necessary food support they need to survive these challenging months.