Human Capital Foundation Reports Progress in Ethiopia

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The Human Capital Foundation (HCF), an international charitable organization that provides direct assistance programs to help AIDS orphans and children living in extreme poverty in developing countries, today announced progress in its efforts to help AIDS orphans in Ethiopia.

We started a year ago October, and we eventually plan to reach out to hundreds and hundreds of children

The Human Capital Foundation (HCF), an international charitable organization that provides direct assistance programs to help AIDS orphans and children living in extreme poverty in developing countries, today announced progress in its efforts to help AIDS orphans in Ethiopia.

The Human Capital Foundation's first project in Ethiopia was the Selamta (be at peace) Project, which includes a children's home, sponsorship and reunification programs, a clinic, and the creation of small group homes to accommodate the growing number of AIDS orphans. The Selamta Children's Center is now home to 23 children, ages 4 to 13.

As part of ongoing efforts to support Selamta, a team of 22 volunteers traveled last month to Ethiopia. This group of high school, college students and adults worked hard on projects to create a positive, stable environment for children whose lives have been devastated by AIDS. As importantly, volunteers created strong relationships and built friendships and emotional bonds with the children of Selamta.

While in Addis Ababa, HCF volunteers also provided assistance to AHOPE For Children, an organization that helps HIV+ children in Africa. Volunteers helped renovate a building in derelict condition, creating clean, welcoming living space for children in need.

In less than a year, the Human Capital Foundation has made progress in its goal to provide assistance to children in Africa. "We started a year ago October, and we eventually plan to reach out to hundreds and hundreds of children," said Carol Foster, HCF's Executive Director.

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies underwrites operating expenses and donates 10 percent of membership fees to support the Human Capital Foundation.

Foster indicates financial and volunteer support are essential to HCF's success, but she also points to another factor. "I can't believe the resiliency of these children," she said.

Questions about the Selmata Project and other Human Capital Foundation efforts in Ethiopia, including how organizations can provide assistance, should be directed to carol@humancapitalfoundation.org

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL FOUNDATION

The Human Capital Foundation is committed to providing assistance to those least able to cope, in those countries most severely impacted by AIDS and extreme poverty. Its programs help AIDS orphans, HIV-infected and vulnerable children regain stability, health, and the love of a lifetime family. The Foundation's objective is to transform those in greatest need today into a fabric of confident, educated young people who can contribute to the social and economic needs of their nations tomorrow. Recognizing that many of the world's most strategic third world regions face worsening social and economic challenges that threaten their viability in the coming decades, the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, underwrites operating expenses and donates 10 percent of membership fees to support the Human Capital Foundation. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, please visit: http://www.humancapitalfoundation.org

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Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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