Changing the Cycle
Our goal is simple, to give these women hope. Hope of a new life, hope that their children might have better opportunities than they had, hope that they won’t always have to struggle each day just to survive. We firmly believe in the power of hope and that it has the amazing ability to transform lives. While many women and children are living in cycles of poverty, prostitution and despair all across Ethiopia
Currently, we are operating a tuition-free preschool in Addis Ababa – the capital city of Ethiopia. All of our students come from families who are the poorest of the poor. They have persevered through some of the most traumatic and unimaginable stories that we have ever heard – they are quite amazing, really. We are honored to serve them in this way.
Not only does the school provide high quality free education in a safe environment, but we are also committed to feeding the students nutritious food daily. In addition, we will also support the mothers through parental support, counseling and skills training. Furthermore, we seek to support the whole family and community at large with after school programs and other community outreach efforts.
Who We Are
Fields of Hope was founded in 2009 by Dan Butera and Ruth Habtegeorgis out of a love for Jesus and an understanding of His heart for the poor. Growing up on different sides of the world, we met in 2007 in Ethiopia. After many emails, phone calls and seeing each other when Dan would take trips to Ethiopia, we were engaged in March of 2009 and married in November of 2009. We also have a group of people in Ethiopia who are joined together with us in this work and help in more ways than we can even explain here! There are also countless people around the world who support us. This definitely is and will always be a group effort!
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