Mill Valley, CA (May 1, 2016) – More than 80 supporters of Tangible Hope Foundation enjoyed delicious Italian food and wines at Frantoio Ristorante in Mill Valley, CA at a benefit to help educate the girls of Ethiopia. The generous donations will be used to sponsor girls in Kofele, Ethiopia and to begin building a girls safety and educational center.

“The money we raised here today will change the lives of these girls,” said Lily Yoseph, founder of Tangible Hope and a native of Kofele herself. “We are providing opportunity for girls who would otherwise have very limited choices, and we are also helping to support their families and the community.”

The event also premiered a documentary video narrated by Peter Coyote that highlights the dramatic improvements the program has made in these girls’ lives. (view below)

Tangible Hope currently sponsors 70 girls, helping them with everything from education to nutrition to hygiene. The changes in the girls’ lives are immediate and profound.

The proposed center is called Sun Seed, Adu Darara in the local language. San Francisco architect Bill Greineder of Gordon and Greineder created the plans for a mixed use educational and after-school facility set on just over an acre of land in Kofele. The land has already been purchased, but construction still needs to be funded. The proceeds of the benefit will go directly toward implementing the program developed by THF to educate and empower a generation of girls with scant options in rural Africa.