In 1997, there was a need for facilities to care for orphans in Ethiopia. More and more of the orphans in care were testing positive for HIV. In 2002, a home known as the ENAT HIV Children's Center was established exclusively for the care of orphans infected with HIV. At the same time, Kathy Olsen started a non-profit charity to assist in the funding of the home for the HIV positive children. That group is AHOPE for Children.
AHOPE stands for African HIV Orphans: Project Embrace. On July 12, 2004, the ENAT HIV Children's Center was closed and replaced by a new NGO, AHOPE Ethiopia. The children at ENAT now lived at AHOPE Ethiopia.
Where your money goes: When a donation is received it is processed at AHOPE for Children and dispensed to AHOPE Ethiopia for the greatest need. This includes but is not limited to: