What initially had my interest in FOVC was that they are in the Wolayta region of Ethiopia and Judah was born in Wolayta. Then as I read through their website, everything I read grabbed my interest:
- Building an Orphanage
- Raising money for new wells to be drilled
- Grassroots organization
- Working to provide hope for widows in several areas: livestock project, handicrafts project, and a crops projects.
- Their projects are self-sustaining - the widows receive loans that are paid back so that the money can be loaned to other women.
In early February I read Lory Howlett's blog and left a comment. Recently I read even more on the website and decided to email Lory. I couldn't stand idolly by. Over the last week, both Ryan and I seem to have found a good fit with FOVC.
... to be continued
If you haven't already done so, please take a peek at their website before my next post http://www.fovc.org/