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Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

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Self-Help Groups: to bring forth holistic change so that they are empowered economically, socially, spiritually, politically, etc. Self-Help Groups, or SHGs are small groups of community members who work together to form an entrepreneurial team. While the SHG training focuses largely on economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, training also includes life skills. With a goal to bring about holistic change in more than just the financial realm, training is provided in the areas of sanitation and hygiene, childcare and reproductive health, social development, spiritual growth, and more. SHGs are equipped with a well-rounded arsenal of...

Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Self-Help Groups: to bring forth holistic change so that they are empowered economically, socially, spiritually, politically, etc. Self-Help Groups, or SHGs are small groups of community members who work together to form an entrepreneurial team. While the SHG training focuses largely on economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, training also includes life skills. With a goal to bring about holistic change in more than just the financial realm, training is provided in the areas of sanitation and hygiene, childcare and reproductive health, social development, spiritual growth, and more. SHGs are equipped with a well-rounded arsenal of tools to empower themselves to live...

Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Self-Help Groups: to bring forth holistic change so that they are empowered economically, socially, spiritually, politically, etc. Self-Help Groups, or SHGs are small groups of community members who work together to form an entrepreneurial team. While the SHG training focuses largely on economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, training also includes life skills. With a goal to bring about holistic change in more than just the financial realm, training is provided in the areas of sanitation and hygiene, childcare and reproductive health, social development, spiritual growth, and more. SHGs are equipped with a well-rounded arsenal of tools to empower themselves to live...

Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

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Abebech and Ayele, a married couple, have gone through many hardships throughout their marriage. In their first year of marriage, the couple was forced to relocate across the country on government orders as government seized their property. The new region had an even more tyrannical local government, who would take crops, shelter, and taxes at will, with no rhyme or reason. For a decade, the growing family endured the oppression, until finally permission was granted to leave the area in exchange for donating the small plot of land to a government official’s family. Abebech...

Published Tue, Dec 11, 2018

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Growing up, Abreham Fikre lived in rural Ethiopia where there was no school bus. That meant walking three hours to school each morning only to walk the same three hour path back home. Despite spending just as much time commuting to class as he did actually in class, Abreham understood the value of receiving an education. Education was his ticket out of poverty. Education was the route he would take to be able to provide for his current family, and his future family. Abreham’s family was poor, but he had enough to at least...

Published Mon, Dec 10, 2018

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Not every student who wants to go to school at Adams Thermal Academy (ATA) is granted their wish. ATA seeks out a very specific student body, and we're very intentional about the enrollment process. ATA desires to give students with the most need in the community a chance to get an education - something that they would not otherwise have due to their life circumstances. Yet, compared to most of the world’s standards, or at least the Western world’s standards, nearly every child in the community is considered impoverished. With tens-of-thousands of children in...

Published Mon, Dec 10, 2018

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“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” Sustainability is of utmost importance in changing a community. Sustainability is at the very core of Adams Thermal Foundation (ATF) programs, integrated into every facet of the operation. This is especially true in ATF’s Self-Help Group (SHG) program.

A SHG is comprised of 10-20 struggling community members. These community members are most often widowed women who lack the basic skills required to sufficiently earn enough income to provide for their family. ATF provides...

Published Mon, Dec 10, 2018

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It brings us great joy to announce that the high school on the Adams Thermal Academy (ATA) in Hosanna campus has begun! A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place and construction began shortly after. Thank you so much for your love and support for God's children in Ethiopia! It is our prayer that this new building will bring glory to God by equipping the students with the knowledge, skills, and passion necessary to achieve excellence in every facet of their lives.
Evidence of God's blessings shows in many areas of the project, the most recognizable...

Published Mon, Dec 10, 2018

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In Ethiopia, education can rescue a child from a lifetime of poverty. In the Hadiya Zone on the western side of the Ethiopian Rift Valley, the Adams Thermal Foundation is helping to raise up 900 children from bitter poverty into hopeful new possibilities through two schools located in the communities of Hosanna and Ottoro.

In the Hadiya Zone, located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional (SNNPR) State of Ethiopia, about 13% of the population is illiterate and only 1 in 3 have attended elementary school. One in four people have a post...

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