SAN RAMON, Calif. — Streams of Life International (SOLI), founded by Ashley Noah, a 23-year old recent UCLA graduate, led a team of volunteers to Ethiopia to provide medical care, donate $30,000 USD in medical supplies, and refurbish a pediatrics room. Their efforts were concentrated at the Assosa Hospital, located in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia. This gift generated excitement in the community and received Ethiopian television and newspaper coverage.

Streams of LifeThe SOLI team reported the 100-bed hospital not only lacked basic medical supplies, but also standard equipment, facility maintenance, clean water sources and the medical staff necessary to manage the needs of the 600,000+ people living in the region. Over the next several years, SOLI plans to expand activities in Ethiopia and is partnering with the Blair Foundation to build a second hospital in the Benishangul-Gumuz region.

When asked what motivated this effort, Ashley Noah replied, “As a young person, I never understood the power I had to impact this world until I visited Ethiopia and I realized even a small action could touch many lives. My initial plan was to collect bed sheets for the Assosa Hospital, but what began as a simple activity has expanded into a significant endeavor.”

About Streams of Life International, Inc.
Ashley Noah founded Streams of Life International, Inc. in 2005 to improve the health status and quality of life for individuals living in developing nations by strengthening in-country health care and implementing self-sustaining support systems. SOLI is a volunteer-based non-profit organization, with offices in San Ramon, California and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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