A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope is a family foundation primarily focused on making a sustainable difference in the lives of the rural poor of Ethiopia by way of its innovative direct aid self-help approach. The foundation provides clean, accessible water, schools and classrooms, health clinics, hospital rehabilitation, medicines, and irrigation. It has also provided emergency food relief to 250,000 Ethiopians exposed to food shortages. By the end of 2005, A Glimmer of Hope will have completed more than 1,600 projects and directly impacted approximately 1.5 million Ethiopians living in rural villages. It launched its national aid program in Ethiopia in 2001.