Container at Sea

Ship Hope to Africa was loaded in Omaha, NE, on April 15, went by truck to Kansas City, went by rail to Norfolk, VA, and hit the sea on April 27. She is expected to reach Freetown on June 16.

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Easter in Burundi

Bwiza boys and girls in Burundi celebrated heartily on Easter by slaughtering a rooster (on their own) and eating many special foods they do not typically get. Everyone went to bed joyful and deeply satisfied.

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Ship Hope to Africa is enroute to Sierra Leone!

Travel time from Omaha, Nebraska, to the port city of Freetown, Sierra Leone: 63 days Our 40 foot container was loaded on April 15. It should reach its destination on Father’s Day. Six months of tremendous effort has paid off! Thanks to all donors and volunteers for your efforts on behalf of 6000 amputees! Special […]

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OPS News Article about Ship Hope to Africa

From “OPS News”, April 2011: OPS Students “Ship Hope to Africa” At least 6,000 articles of clothing and 6,000 pairs of shoes. That’s the goal Katja Starkey set when she began collecting items for the “Ship Hope to Africa” project, which aids the thousands of amputees and war-wounded in Sierra Leone, Africa. Starkey is a […]

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Mini “Boystown” Construction

Building #1 was constructed in 2010. The next step is getting funds to complete the interior so it can be inhabited. Following that, a barn will be built and livestock purchased to graze the land.

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