In the early days of the pandemic communities in Gondar were exploited by vendors selling poor quality bread at exhorbitant prices.
Bridge of Hope, our partner in Gondar, has proposed to ease the local food crisis by expanding their bread baking capacity beyond their internal needs if upgrades could be made to their oven and facility. With your support the expansion is not nearly complete and they will soon be able to provide quality bread for the public at a reduced cost people can afford to pay or even free for those who cannot afford it. We are excited to move on to our next goal. By expanding their production capacity Bridge of Hope will make affordable produce, eggs, and produce available to the local community.
1. Increase their capacity to provide quality bread. Our goal is to raise at least $3,000, Goal 1 has been accomplighed!
2. Expand their greenhouse to raise vegetables. Our goal is to raise at least $2,000,
3. Increase their coops and chicks to produce eggs. Our goal is to raise $2,000, and
4. Enlarge their milk, and yogurt production. Our goal is to raise $3,000
Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities has agreed to partner with Bridge of Hope in these initiatives as part of our mission to pursue sustainable solutions. We invite you to help!
About Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association (https://sistercities.corvallis.or.us/gondar/)
Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association was organized in 2006 to “Collaborate with the people of Gondar to develop sustainable solutions and promote cultural awareness, respect, and understanding.”
Our members travel frequently to Gondar as delegate-volunteers to work with local NGOs to address three specific needs: 1) increasing access to clean water, 2) facilitating educational change and effectiveness, and 3) enhancing cultural awareness and improved relationships.
About Bridge of Hope (http://bridgeofhopeet.org/)
Bridge of Hope (BoH) is a non-governmental organization, established in 2001 and engaged in three major activities: Institutional Child Care Support, Community Based Intervention programs, and Bridge of Hope Business Enterprise. BoH programs are operated from Bridge of Hope Children’s Village which includes kindergarten and primary school facilities, wood and metal workshop, and barns for animal husbandry.