NurturingHopeIn RuralEthiopia

Germama Village Update

Hope H2O along with our partners in Ethiopia have completed the Germama project and handed over to the community.

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Welcome to Hope H2O

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.

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Our Mission is to ensure sustainable improvement in the quality of life of marginalized people, particularly among women and children in rural Ethiopia.

How We Do It

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.

Ethiopia's Need in Perspective

= 1,000,000 People
*UNICEF Sources (2017)

Total Population
of Canada

Rural Ethiopians
Lacking Access to
Clean Water*

Rural Ethiopians
Lacking Access to
Improved Sanitation*

Why We Do It

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.

Our 100% Commitment

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.

Sustainable Partnerships

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.


Koromta Villages

Phase one of the project was finished in 2019, and Phase 2, with a large reservoir and water points started in November 2020.


Germama Villages

This project, completed in 2017 included providing a water point at a school for their use, allowing more children to attend.


Previous Projects

We've provided resources for clean water and sanitation projects since 2010, helping over 25,000 people in the Gimbichu District of Ethiopia.


2023 Fundraising

GIVING TUESDAY While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year, Giving Tuesday is the day the world gives back. We are asking you to consider giving to Hope H2O on Giving Tuesday this year. Save the date and give on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.



For more information about nurturing hope in rural Ethiopia, feel free to contact us via the information below:

Hope H2O
665 Fanshawe Park Rd W,
Suite 2 #279
London, Ontario
N6G 5B4

Tel: (519) 777-9171

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