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.

The 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.

Ashley NoahOver 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. *(Photo Caption: SOLI Founder Ashley Noah.)

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.”

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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