owlhaven’s ethiopian feeding party

Ever since I heard of Ethiopia’s food crisis, I have wanted to help in some tangible way, and actually get food into the bellies of those who are malnourished.  I don’t know if you’re like me, but I have some suspicion of how much money given to large, government organizations actually goes to the people in need.

Yesterday, Mary at Owlhaven decided to help raise funds to feed some of the poorest people in Ethiopia.  Owlhaven is not an organization.  Instead, Mary is a mom of 10 children, some of whom have been adopted from Ethiopia.  Her sister is currently working in Ethiopia at a hospital.  In a recent blanket drive, Mary’s blog readers donated enough money to buy a washing machine for the hospital, along with hundreds of blankets to wrap new babies.  There was such a good response that additional money helped a doctor from Ethiopia continue her feeding program.

Food prices in Ethiopia are soaring right now.  In US dollars, prices are similar to those in the United States, yet an average Ethiopian worker may only make $1.50 per day.  It’s not hard to imagine how that puts many Ethiopians in desperate circumstances.

I know asking for money is bold, especially through a blogger you’ve never met.  Scan Mary’s blog for yourself — read her sister’s Ethiopia updates, see a picture of Dr. Mary (to whom your money will go).  I believe in the cause enough that I wanted to do as much as I could.

If you are interested in helping out, visit Owlhaven for instructions on how to give through Paypal and to see how the drive is doing so far.  The drive only lasts through this evening (Friday).

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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  1. Thanks so much for the mention– and the endorsement!! Every bit helps!!!!!!!

    Mary

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