AHOPE first started as a hospice center, providing a loving shelter for HIV+ kids during their final days who had lost their parents or had no family to care for them. However, that all changed when PEPFAR was passed and antiretroviral medicine – a critical drug in the rehabilitation of those infected with HIV - was made accesible to Ethiopia and other developing countries
After this, AHOPE took on a new mission. Our kids started to live, and AHOPE went from being a hospice to a home. AHOPE now provide food, shelter, education, support, and extra-curricular activities to these kids. Over 200 children now have a chance at living a long and successful life. Our goal at AHOPE is to ensure that these children have the resources and capabilities to become self-sufficient adults who can give back to their communities in the future.