Location: Entoto Mountain, outskirts of Addis Ababa
Ministry Director: Endihnew (Mesfin) Yadergal
Overview: Entoto is located in the beautiful Ethiopian countryside on a mountain above Addis Ababa. People who have been sent away from their homes because of HIV and tuberculosis come to Entoto Mountain in hopes of being healed by the “holy water”. Most of the children who live here struggle with starvation, poverty, and disease. In some cases, mothers strap 180-200 pounds of firewood onto their backs and haul it down the mountain for miles and miles a day. They do this in exchange for less than $1/day. These families fight to survive daily.