Kirk at CHP training

Letter from founder and International Director

October 22, 2013

Dear Friends,

Certified healthy home recipient proudly demonstrating her tippy-tap.

Certified healthy home recipient proudly demonstrating her      tippy-tap.

I just returned from an amazing month in Zambia. It was encouraging and inspiring to see community members proudly showing me their healthy home, equipped with all of Seeds of Hope International Partnerships’ (SoHIP) interventions. Walking through the George compound, I was overjoyed to see BioSand Filters, mosquito nets, drying racks, latrines, and rubbish pits in so many homes. Families shared their stories of hope and health with me – stories of cholera being completely wiped out in their community and children being able to attend school now because they no longer suffer from chronic diarrhea. Transmission of disease is being stopped. It’s remarkable what we have managed to accomplish with limited resources, but in order to continue building healthy homes throughout Africa, we need more support.

We appreciate amazing friends such as you, who enable us to save lives and restore hope to African families and communities, but we are in the midst of a funding crisis and need your help. So, I’m inviting you to become a SoHIP Monthly Champion.

International Water Association Award

International Water Association Award

Seeds of Hope is growing and gaining international recognition. Last week, along with Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), we were awarded the prestigious Project Innovation Award from the International Water Association for our Water Expertise Training Centre. Our holistic solutions are yielding incredible results. To date, we have provided clean water to over 600,000 Zambians.

This growth is a blessing, but with growth, oftentimes comes growing pains. While our impact has been great, there is still much work to be done. There are 300 million people in Africa living in extreme poverty. But with your support, you can help make a difference!

Our goal is to raise $15,000 per month to strengthen and sustain our work. A monthly investment in Seeds of Hope can have a massive impact. Would you consider joining us as a monthly supporter in our efforts to reverse the downward spiral of poverty? Your help will enable us to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene training, food security, and vocational skills to families. As a monthly supporter, your donation will go where it’s needed the most, bringing lasting transformation and hope to families and communities throughout Africa.

Your donation will save lives! To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit http://sohip.org/donate. You can also mail a check (payable to Seeds of Hope International Partnerships) to: PO Box 4405, San Luis Obispo, CA 93493.

Thank you for partnering with us. Together, we can bring hope and holistic solutions to Africa!

Kirk congratulating the Certified CHPs

Kirk congratulating the Certified CHPs

In Service,

 

Kirk Schauer

Founder & International Director

 

 

 

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