The purpose of this trip is to come alongside the community of Woliyta Sodo, Ethiopia. Extreme poverty has put many families at risk, and we want to keep these families intact through community development and our family empowerment program. Keeping families together by alleviating the sting of poverty is the most effective way to end the orphan crisis in Ethiopia. These families are on the brink of disruption not for lack of love, but for lack of resources.
Our hope is to raise awareness and funding to
empower hundreds of families in Ethiopia over the next two years. We will
pursue this goal through storytelling and a Giving Day campaign by engaging the Help
One Now tribe, as well as the team member's public and personal networks. We'll activate individuals around the world to do good, do it well, and do it
July 7: Team departs to meet the Hatmakers in Ethiopia
July 8: Arrive in Ethiopia
July 9: Full Day on ground
July 10: Full Day on ground
July 11: Full Day on ground
July 12: Half Day on ground/head home
July 13: Arrive home
There are currently no required vaccinations for Ethiopia; however, we recommend Hep A & B, Tetanus, and Yellow Fever. Some people choose to get a Typhoid shot as well.
If you take prescription medicine, make sure you bring enough for the entire trip and be sure to leave it in their original containers. The following medication is recommended as precautions:
● Malaria Medication- There are several prescriptions available. Please check with your travel nurse.
● Cipro- This is an antibiotic that your doctor or travel nurse can prescribe for you to use in the event of severe diarrhea that does not resolve with Immodium
Please see your local travel clinic for more details about shots and prescriptions.
Passport & Visa
Upon arriving in Ethiopia, you must present a passport with an expiration date further out than six months. You will purchase your visa at the airport for $20.Packing List
Help One Now will purchase trip cancellation and medical evacuation insurance for each of you. You will receive an insurance card to print out and keep with your passport a week before your departure.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
You will each be registered with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This is a free service provided by the US Government for citizens traveling abroad that will allow the US Embassy in Ethiopia to better assist you in the event of an emergency.