• Clean water changes lives

    Having clean water can begin the journey out of poverty and into a life of health, happiness, and opportunity.
  • Clean water enables education

    Clean water means children, especially girls, can spend their time in school rather than spending their days in search of water.
  • Clean water improves health

    Clean water, combined with the health and sanitation education that accompanies every water project we deliver, reduces sickness and disease.
  • Clean water creates equality

    Having clean water near their homes means women can invest in further improving their families and communities.
  • Clean water means more food

    Having clean water from a nearby source enables farmers to irrigate their crops, provide water for their animals, and grow more food for their families.
  • Clean water creates sufficiency

    Access to clean water enables families to spend time on income generating activities.
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  • Clean water changes lives

    Having clean water often begins the journey out of poverty and into a life of health, happiness, and opportunity.
  • Clean water enables education

    Clean water means children, especially girls, can spend their time in school rather than spending their days in search of water.
  • Clean water Improves health

    Clean water, combined with the health and sanitation education that accompanies every water project we do, reduces sickness and disease.
  • Clean water means more food

    Having clean water enables farmers to irrigate their crops, water their animals, and spend time improving their families and communities.
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HOPE International Development Agency UK

We help thousands of the poorest families in Ethiopia gain access to clean water.


Help us raise funds for our latest projects to continue this life-changing work.






Help 1,729 people in Kalebo Laka gain access to life-changing clean water


Families in the remote community of Kalebo Laka, in southwest Ethiopia, are in desperate need of clean water. Most households have experienced the pain of losing a child because of the contaminated water they currently drink.

Learn how you can help today

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    You can help families in Ethiopia gain access to life-changing clean water that will help them out of poverty.

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  • LEARN
    Learn why clean water is essential and what we’re doing to help communities in Ethiopia become self-sufficient.

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  • VOLUNTEER
    Play your part in bringing change and hope to families by supporting our fundraising activities or running your own.

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UK FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Hope International Development Agency


How much of my donation goes to administration costs?
On average for every £1 donated we send 89p direct to Ethiopia. The remaining 11p is spent on administration, education and fundraising (average over the previous five years).

What are your main sources of funding?
Our main source of funding comes from donations from the general public. In 2014, we also received a grant from a UK-based foundation and are looking to develop relationships with business, schools, churches and community groups to further our mission.

Where are your offices?
HOPE's head office is in Canada but in the UK our fundraiser is based in Bristol. Our volunteers are based throughout the country and our trustees are in London and Brighton. HOPE also has offices in Australia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. For contact information, please refer to our Contact Us page.

Are you a registered charitable organization?
We are a registered charity in the UK - no 1094573.

Are you a religious organisation?
We were founded by people who were motivated by their Christian faith to help people in need everywhere. We believe in the worth, equality and interdependence of all people. We extend assistance to the poorest of the poor without discrimination as to the religious beliefs of the beneficiaries.

How are you accountable?
We are audited annually by an external audit company and we comply with the requirements outlined in UK charity law. Similarly, our HOPE partners in Ethiopia (HIDA) are also audited annually and are required to comply by Ethiopian Charity laws.

How long have you been in operation?
HOPE International Development Agency was founded in Canada in 1975. HOPE UK became a separate UK-based charity in 2002.

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Low administration cost is only one part of our story.

Every pound counts because every person counts. The real story is in the outcomes your donations create for the poorest of the poor.

The impact of your gift continues year after year.

One gift from you keeps on giving for years to come as people share what they've learned with others in their community.

We're committed to the poor and to you in everything we do.

Self-reliance for the poorest of the poor and accountability to you. These two things matter most to us.