Name: Yared Asmech
Story: Yared is in kindergarten and hopes to become a doctor one day. He lives with both of his parents, whom are both HIV positive. His father works as a daily laborer to provide an income for the family, but despite his efforts, they still struggle to afford rent and food each month.
Name: Estifanos Abraham
Story: Estifanos Abraham is 3 years old and lives on Entoto Mountain. His mother, Asnakech, came from an area called Wolayita 5 years ago and met Estifanos’s father in Addis. Unfortunately, Estifanos’s father left the family two years ago. Since then times have been difficult for their family and Estifano’s mother has started begging to cover their basic needs. His mother also shared that she has had trouble walking since giving birth, and that she walks with a stick. But she told us that Estifanos is a healthy boy.
Name: Fikerte Addisu
Story: Fikerte Addisu is 8 years old and she is in the first grade. She wants to become a doctor when she grows up. She lives with her mother, father, and two little brothers. Her father, Addisu, has physical disabilities and walks using crutches. As a result he does not work. Fikerte’s mother used to make a living washing clothes, but it is now difficult due to having little children to watch. The family lacks daily food and the basic living necessities.
Name: Hailye Tesfaye
Story: Hailye is in kindergarten and his favorite subject is English. When he grows up he wants to be a policeman. Hailye lives with his sister and mother, Mulu, whom is HIV positive. Mulu works as a daily laborer to make an income for the family. Mulu shared that she struggles to pay rent and provide for her family each month.
Name: Simeret Mengistu
Story: Simeret is 17 years old and in the 10th grade. She dreams of becoming a doctor so that she can help others in need. She enjoys playing soccer with her friends. Simeret lives with her widowed mother and her older brother, Isreal Mengistu who is 25 years old. He quit school so that he could work and bring in an income for the family. They do not make enough to afford basic necessities like food and clothing. Please consider helping this precious family through sponsorship.