"Anna’s House is an aid organization for orphaned and impoverished children in the Mekelle region, Ethiopia."

Inspired by a unique connection between two very special women, Anna Hofer and Berhan Mesret


Anna’s House Annual Craft Sale 2016

Fri Nov. 25 (5 to 9 pm), Sat Nov. 26 (9:30 am to 8 pm) Sun Nov. 27 (9:30 am to 5 pm) 

At the Forks Market beside Tall Grass Bakery




Anna’s House is part of the Mennonite Central Committee’s work in Ethiopia.

You can donate directly to Anna’s House at: 

MCC Manitoba: 134 Plaza Dr., Winnipeg, MB R3T5K Canada
Office: (204) 261-6381

Please make cheques payable to: MCC Manitoba/Anna’s House Ethiopia

Anna Hofer






My mother, Anna Hofer, who is also referred to as ‘Anna Basel,’ lived most of her life in a Hutterite colony. Hofer was her name by marriage but in Hutterite culture, surnames are rarely used and ‘Basel’ is a term of respect which literally translated means auntie. Anna was a strong, articulate, dynamic woman who loved life, people, good stories (which she told superbly), and good coffee. She married my father, Joseph Hofer, and together they had twelve children, ten of which were born in our own home.

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