Bridge of Hope needs new furnishings

Give comfort, health and well-being

New Furnishings for Bridge of Hope Children’s Village

Give comfort to the children. They need new furniture and home renovations. This will improve their health and hygiene and ability to do homework. Please give whatever you can and we can tackle this project one room at a time. See photos below.

Project Summary

Bridge of Hope Children’s Village in Gondar, Ethiopia cares for 78 children in 10 homes. These homes need to be refurnished with: sofas, lockers, chairs, table, desks, beds, bedding, refrigerator & stove.
Cost per home= $5,384/home or $53,840 for 10 homes.

“Changing the old and shabby home furniture and renovating the kitchen, not only will provide better comfort and hygiene for the children, but it creates high spirit and motivation in the children and caregivers.” – Tsion, Bridge of Hope Administrator


They say a picture is worth 1,000 words…

Bridge of Hope needs a new stove
Bridge of Hope needs a new stove and kitchen remodel.

Bridge of Hope needs new furniture
Bridge of Hope needs new cushions and furniture.

Bridge of Hope Children need new beds
Bridge of Hope Children need new beds.
Can you imagine this tall boy trying to sleep in that tiny bed?

Bridge of Hope needs new furniture for their babies.
Bridge of Hope needs new cribs for their babies.


You can give any amount either recurring or one time. Thanks so much!


World’s Children is committed to honoring your stated preferences for donations.
In some circumstances, such as overfunding of a project, your contribution will be used
for the greatest current need of vulnerable children.

Loretta Worthington, Board Member

Loretta Worthington

Loretta Worthington

Board Member

Loretta met David Purviance on a chance trip in 2006, while seeking to be of service to the vulnerable children in India.  Since then, Loretta has been a longtime supporter of World’s Children as a donor, sponsor, and previous Board member.  She had the wonderful opportunity to return to India twice to visit several World’s Children orphanages, and even identified the Happy Home orphanage and petitioned to bring it into the WC family. Loretta raised funds to build a well at Happy Home, where it now has clean water for all the children and staff.

Loretta currently works with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Program Manager for the six Medical Hubs – the child abuse evaluation clinics for the County. She also serves as the Program Manager for the County’s Gender Health Program, serving patients seeking gender-affirming care in a safe environment.  Before her work with Los Angeles County, Loretta spent many years serving non-profit organizations in CA and in MN, her last as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in MN. She has a long history of volunteer work including Board Member and Board Chair service, grant writing and fundraising experience, program development, and creative leadership, all serving our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Loretta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  She lives in Los Angeles County with her partner, Myck, and their rescue kitties, Scooter and Thunder.

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