Hope H2O began work on the Germama Village Project Phase 2 in November 2020, after a covid delay.
Hope H2O (formerly HORCO) is a volunteer-based charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency to carry-out water, sanitation, and education projects in developing nations. We have been working in Ethiopia since becoming a charity in 2008.
Our Mission is to ensure sustainable improvement in the quality of life of marginalized people, particularly among women and children in rural Ethiopia.
Hope H2O provides financial resources for Board approved projects which are implemented by a registered all-Ethiopian NGO. Our work is done in partnership with rural communities who have requested our help following need - and asset-based, participatory activities with the NGO and district government officials, and who are committed to resource-sharing to accomplish and sustain the work. Simply put: we help Ethiopians meet their own needs.
= 1,000,000 People
*UNICEF Sources (2017)
Both Hope H2O and our affiliated NGO are Christian-based groups registered as humanitarian organizations, and dedicated to sharing the love and compassion that stems from faith in Jesus Christ. We seek to demonstrate Christ's love through our actions.
100% of the project-designated gifts we receive go directly to Ethiopia to help implement the project. This is made possible by donors who contribute directly to our administrative and fund-raising expenses.
We work in concert with local authorities and rural communities, regardless of their religious faith or ethnic origin. Completed projects are turned over to the community after local personnel have been trained and mechanisms have been put in place to maintain and sustain the facilities.
Phase one of the project was finished in 2019, and Phase 2, with a large reservoir and water points started in November 2020.
This project, completed in 2017 included providing a water point at a school for their use, allowing more children to attend.
Details about Hope H2O's 2021 Fundraising dinner will be posted here soon.
There are several ways by which you can give to support the work of HORCO in improving the quality of life in rural Ethiopia - but no matter which method you choose 100% of all funds donated to the water/sanitation fund go directly to Ethiopia to implement the project. This is made possible by donors who in addition to wanting to support projects, also realize that we will have administrative and fundraising expenses.
A new way to donate with no processing fees for HOPE H2O! Simply use your personal banking app to send the free e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and your donation will be deposited directly into HOPE H2O's RBC Bank Account. Indicate in the message section whether the donation is for the Water/Sanitation Fund or the General Fund. If this is your first time giving this way, we ask that you send us a separate email (email@example.com) with your Full Name and Address. Without your contact information we cannot issue an official tax receipt.
Please print and complete the donation form, and send this with your check or money order (made out to "HORCO") to the address below. Official tax receipts will be issued at the end of the year for the total amount donated throughout the year. Cash donations are received at the office.
33 Elvira Cres
Donate online via Paypal Giving Fund. PayPal does not charge us a processing fee, so all of your money goes directly to our water/sanitation fund. You do not need a paypal account for credit card donations. You will receive an official charitable tax receipt from PayPal.
For monthly donations or to give to our General / Administrative fund, donate via CanadaHelps.org. They charge a handling fee which Hope H2O pays as a fundraising expense. You will receive an official tax receipt from CanadaHelps.org for your total gift.
Questions? Email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (519) 649-0271
Hope for Rural Children and Orphans (HORCO) is a Registered Corporation of Ontario (#1670425) and a Registered Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (#82604 0941 RR0001)