December 26, 2008

Formula Desperately Needed In Ethiopia!


Hello friends!

We have recently been made aware of the formula shortage in Ethiopia right now because the birr (Ethiopian currency) has lost value due to the downturn in the Ethiopian economy . Because of this trading with the Middle East, the normal source of formula, has been hampered.

This has resulted in a shortage of formula in the country and more specifically, dear to our hearts, the orphanages. Imagine trying to care for those precious babies and not knowing how you were going to feed them! I cannot fathom the heartache that must be. They are desperate for formula. This comes straight from Almaz, the director at Hannah's Hope.

Some of those same babies that I loved on, specifically at Enat Elam, are becoming sick from lack of formula and being fed powdered milk.

I have talked to Julie, my case manager, about specifically what we can do, here it is:

If you want to purchase powdered formula (no liquid!) , specifically up to about 12 months of age, you can give it to me (Chrissy). If you are further away, email me and I can give you the address of a traveling family to send it to. We will send this with traveling families as they go to Ethiopia. This is the best way to get it to Ethiopia.

Monetary Donations-- Because God is faithful and we are going to receive an enormous amount of formula (I like to think big with God) and sometimes people would prefer to just give money, we can collect money to help pay for the extra luggage charge to send over with formula with families traveling to Ethiopia. This is the cheapest way to get it there.

As far as monetary donations, they can be marked Formula for Ethiopia and made out to AGCI and send to address at bottom or you can also give monetary donations to me and I will send them on.

I know that I am always coming to you guys with one cause or another...and I am so grateful for your help each time. I just really want to help these precious babies! It absolutely crushes my heart to think that they are without the formula they need to grow and live. They already have so many odds stacked against them.
If we each just send one can of formula, what a difference we can directly make to those babies!
I can't imagine the pain and heartache the orphanage directors are going through...trying to feed all of those babies and not having what you need to do it. Can you imagine?

All God's Children
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Portland, OR 97232

5 comments:

  1. I will talk to my husband about this. Thank you for letting us know.

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  2. I am so sick about this. I couldn't sleep the other night just thinking about how many babies are hungry in Ethiopia. I was in tears last night....we watched part of our video from HH and my heart is BROKE! I love Ethiopia and it's people and just wish there was more we could do. Thank you for this post!!!!

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  3. Would you be okay with me copying your post for my blog? I am another AGCI family - would love to see if I could help.

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  4. I'm here from the Riggs family blog, and saw your post about the need for formula in Ethiopia. God works in amazing ways...I just had a little boy at the beginning of December and have received some sample cans of formula that I am not going to use. I had just been trying to figure out what to do with them and then this came on my screen. I would love to donate them to help in an area that so desperately needs them. I would be happy to ship them anywhere in the US if you will give me an address to send them to. My email is abby.flaten@gmail.com.
    Thanks so much!

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  5. I have several cans of powdered formula I would love to send. Can you give me more info as to how to do that? kbolte01@gmail.com or www.babybolte.blogspot.com

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