This was in this weeks update from our agency...HOH is where M. is now. This brought me to tears and really filled me with comfort....I thought I would share. Tsegay and his wife are the directors of HOH.
HOH (House of Hope)
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of visiting the HOH as of yet, I know that families come back from their trip telling everyone how wonderful the HOH is and how well the staff takes care of the children, and the families, when they are in the country…and it’s all true J; however, I wanted to share the impressions of a US doctor who recently visited the HOH. Up until now he has not been familiar with our work or the HOH.
From the Doctor:
I finally made it to the home and was very impressed.
The home is well out of the center of Addis, perhaps a 15-20 minute drive from the airport. From the entrance gate to the grounds, living areas and children's rooms the place is probably the cleanest and best maintained home I have seen in two visits to Ethiopia. Please do not expect American standards but this place was cleaner than any hospital, home or hotel in which I have stayed or visited.
Tsegay is a sincere and marvelous fellow who was completely open in not just answering all questions, but spontaneously amplifying upon the issues. He is a former school teacher. He himself found the place (an empty deteriorated home), plastered, painted, cleaned, bought all furniture, etc. On the grounds they have two guest apartments and use a nearby guest house if necessary. Each "nanny" is assigned to three children. Babies are held for all feedings.
I am very impressed with this agency and the fine work that they are doing.