When generous donors gave Hope In View money for COVID relief last spring, we tried an experiment. Could Ethiopians themselves raise money for COVID relief to match what we would give them?
Hope In View gave three matching grants, each for $5000, to three organizations in different geographic areas. Each had a deadline of about 1 month out. Two were to rural areas, where $1/day farmers were beginning to worry about their friends who had moved to the cities. Many were day laborers, and day labor jobs largely vanished in April and May. Within a week or two, their children were... [more]