In a village over 7,000 miles away there are parents who have the same future hope for their children as parents here in America. That village, outside of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, is called Gendetesfa and it means “Place of Hope.”

The average worker there earns $2 per day, but sadly it costs a family of four an average of $3.50 per day to eat.

There are two working water wells for the over 22,000 people who live there. And yet there is an even greater threat to their community.

Leprosy plagues this village and nearly every household. Why? Because this village was founded in the mid-1900s for lepers who had nowhere else to turn. The village has grown to over 22,000 people who need an answer that is not expensive to give.


The Ethiopian government will provide free leprosy medicine to any government-approved clinic. This is where the Project Hope Clinic enters the story. This clinic located in Gendetesfa offers FREE medical care to anyone in the village. Here are the estimated results of the first three years of clinic service:

  • 20%

    decrease in infectious disease in the village
  • 50%

    of the village has visited the clinic
  • 60%

    decrease in length of hospital stay because of early detection and care
  • 100%

    of patients have received free medical care

eradicating leprosy, one family at a time.


To eliminate leprosy in Gendetesfa, within one lifetime, while building a future HOPE for the families who live there.

Since launching in April 2013, the clinic has seen 11,000 patient visits for multiple health needs. And improved the quality of life for the families served.

In 2016, we received government approval to begin distributing the free leprosy medicine this village needs. Receiving this approval is the culmination of a 3-year process and the $30,000 necessary to purchase the required equipment and outfit the facilities.

We partner with a Christian NGO (government approved non-profit) in Ethiopia. Our teams have worked with the village eldership and community. Though the clinic is staffed by local health care professionals, each year American nurses travel to the clinic providing training, support and supplies.


Now we need your help to provide for the clinic’s annual budget of $60,000. That is all it costs to pay for an entire clinic to operate, including: Nurses and technician salaries, pharmacy and lab supplies, labor and delivery and ER care. Here’s how you can become a sponsor of great hope:

  • $10

    for a patient visit to be free of charge
  • $125

    to sponsor a half day of the clinic
  • $250

    for a full day of free clinic service
  • 5,000

    to give a month of free clinic service Your giving bridges miles, cultures and nations to make a world of difference and give families a new future and hope!