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Monday, January 11, 2010

Meal tickets you can buy and give in Addis Ababa

This is a wonderful resource for those of you traveling to Ethiopia. When we were there we heard of this but could not figure out where it was. So, here is the info if you are interested. I am modifying some information I learned about from others.

A ministry called Hope Enterprises sells meal tickets (eight for 4 Birr) that you can give to needy children/adults. This is a great thing as there are so many begging and you wish to do something that will truly help. It is on 155 Churchill Rd. The phone # is +251-11-1553102, and are open 8-12, 1-5 M-Sat

Here is there website:  Hope Enterprises

A caution that others have noted, is to be sure to hand them out in the Churchill area. In other areas, the people aren't often familiar with the Hope program, or it just may be too far/costly to travel across Addis.  If you find yourself with a lot of tickets left over at the end of your trip, take them to the Ethiopia Guest Home and leave them for Peter Abera. He will use them for his ministry in Kechene -these people will walk for a hot meal!

Ok, hope that is helpful for those of you getting ready to travel. And thanks to the ladies who posted this really helpful information!

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