Special Announcement! New INGO Status means Greater Impact in Korah!

By: Eve PohlPosted On: December 23rd, 2019

We are very excited for what the future holds and have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT that we believe will allow us to have an even greater impact on the community of Korah! 

Dear Friends of Hope for Korah,

On September 23, 2019, Hope for Korah was licensed by the Ethiopian government as an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) in Ethiopia. In the past, we have worked in partnership with an Ethiopian charity, but now, as a licensed foreign charity we will be able to grow in new and more direct ways. 

Becoming an INGO was not in our original plan. However, that is not surprising, as prayerfully living out the unexpected has been a constant part of our HFK journey. From my very first trip to Ethiopia in 2010, I did not anticipate starting a charity on the other side of the world. But on that visit, when our plans fell apart, God’s plans fell into place. He led us to an unknown, destitute community of hurting people and one year later Hope for Korah was founded. This past year has been a continuation of that same unforeseen journey.  We have seen God lead us and open wide every door, providing what we need every step of the way!  We are thrilled to tell you that as of December 1st, our INGO, Hope for Korah Ethiopia (HFKE) is fully operational!  As only God can do, all our same Ethiopian staff, beneficiaries, compounds, and assets have been successfully and smoothly transitioned to HFKE. All of our HFK board, Canadian and Ethiopian staff are gratefully celebrating this new chapter. As we anticipate greater things to come, we are committed to remaining steadfast and encouraged by the many lives that have already been changed.

Thank you friends, for helping to make this happen! We could not do this important work without you. In 2019, with the generous support of many, we were able to meet all our ministry needs! And as we look towards the upcoming year, we invite you to celebrate this new beginning in Korah.

We hope you will join us and STAND WITH KORAH IN 2020!

As HFKE’s Country Director Sosena Shiferaw recently said when encouraging our Ethiopian staff, “We must always stay focused on our purpose. Every day we will be working together to change lives.  Every day, we’ll be working together for Hope!” 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of great hope and joy!

From all of us at Hope for Korah,

Eve Pohl R.S.W., HFK Executive Director                                                                                                      

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