Sponsor A Child

What Does Sponsorship Provide?

Because of the diverse range of needs within our many communities, we aim to assess each community and family and meet their needs accordingly. When you sponsor a child for $55/month, you will help bring their entire family access to resources like:
Nutrition

Nutrition is a priority for us. We know that children cannot function as they should when they are not getting fed properly. Sponsorship ensures that your sponsored child is provided enough food for 3 meals/day, so that they can learn and play.

Access To Medical Care

Because our children live in the poorest areas of Ethiopia, they face many health challenges. Sponsorship gives them access to our separate medical fund, so that children and family members can get treated as needed.

Discipleship

We believe that a relationship with God and learning the truths of the Bible are vital in children becoming all that they can be. When sponsored, children are regularly exposed to the gospel, fellowship, and prayer through our programs.

Educational Support

In order for the next generation to beat the cycle of poverty, they must be educated. Throughout the year we assist our children with the materials they need to be successful in school. In some cases, children are also provided private school opportunities.

Community Development

Through empowering families and children, we are also strengthening the communities in which they live. Businesses are being started, resources are being poured in, and hope rises throughout the community as they see change.

Love

… And the greatest of these is Love. We have been strategic in partnering with ministries that put priority on loving those within our communities. Through our team visits, through letters from sponsors, and through the opportunity to thrive, we believe the biggest changes come from the love our families and children receive once they are sponsored.

Because of people like you, 675 families are sponsored in Ethiopia

Endihnew Hope

Located on Entoto Mountain, Endihnew Hope serves many families with medical needs, and children who face starvation and lack access to education. For all profiles visit the Endihnew Hope sponsorship page.

All sponsorships are $55/month

TizitaBelachew

Name: Tazita Belachew

Story: Tazita likes playing jump rope with her friends at recess and when she has free time after school. Currently her favorite color is yellow. She is enjoying her science class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up! Tazita lives on Entoto Mountain with her mother, Marta, father, Belachew, and 3 year old little brother Israel. To support the family both Marta and Belachew work as weavers and daily laborers in the village.  

Mushirit (Shewalem Enda)

Name: Shewalem Enda

Story: Shewalem Endais a 50 year old widow and mother of three. Her children are Kelemua Mulatu, who is 16 years old and in 5th grade, Getu Mulatu, who is 16 years old and in 10th grade, and Meselech Nigatu, who is 25 years old, and lives with a mental disability. Shewalem struggles to support her three children and look after her daughter, Meselech. She works carrying firewood up and down the mountain to earn a small income, and often resorts to begging to support her children.

Alemnesh Demisse - Entoto

Name: Alemnesh Demisse

Story: Alemnesh Demisse is about 60 years old, and came to Entoto Mountain from a village called Wollo the Amhara Region. She is divorced, and has three daughters and one son, however it is only one daughter who is living with her now. Amelework Gutema is 19 years old, and is no longer attending school due to her poor health as she has sores on her face and vision problems. Alemnesh spends her time taking Amelework from one church to another church in search of Holy Water, and does not have an income.

Atsede Degegu and her daughter

Name: Atsede Degefu

Story: Atsede Degefu is a 53 years old mother of two and widow. Her children are Simeret Mengistu, 17 years old and in 10th grade, and Israel Mengistu, who is 25 years old, and often works to support his mother and sister. Simeret’s favorite subject in school is English and her favorite color is pink. She enjoys playing soccer with friends at school and in her free time, and when she grows up, Simeret dreams of becoming a doctor!

Talita Rise Up

Located in Yirglam in southern Ethiopia, Talita Rise Up is home to abandoned babies, and serves the needs of this extremely impoverished community. For all profiles visit the Talita Rise Up sponsorship page.

All sponsorships are $55/month

Abebech Habte

Name: Abebech Habte

Story: Abebech Habte is a 40 year old widow, and is raising her three children as a single mother. To support her family she works collecting and selling firewood, as well as making and selling injera in the village. Abebech is living with HIV/AIDS in Yirgalem, and is able to live in a government house because of it. She lives there with her three children, Sina, 17 years old, Wondu, 14 years old, and Michat, 9 years old.

Kasech and her sibilings 1

Name: Kasech Katema

Story: Kasech is 12 years old and in 4th grade. She lives in Yirgalem with her brother, Tekile, 11 years old and in 4th grade, and sister, Hibrer, who is 9 years old and in 2nd grade. The children lost their parents around 6 years ago due to poor health. Their parents had sever wounds on their bodies that were infected, ultimately resulting in their death. Kasech and her siblings are currently living with their aunt, Aster Kawiso.

Shewadar kabiso

Name: Shiwida Kabiso

Story: Shiwida is about 40 years old, and contracted Polio as a child, which left her crippled and dependent on a cane. She never married, but is raising sisters Asnakech Seyum, 13 years old, and Kidist Seyum, 8 years old, for a family member who lives in a rural village. Asnakech is in 6th grade, and Kidist is in 2nd. To support the girls Shiwida braids hair and sells firewood and charcoal in the village.

Korah

A trash dump community located in Addis Ababa, our ministry partner in Korah serves the unique needs of this medically fragile population. For all profiles visit the Korah sponsorship page.

All sponsorships are $55/month

Tewabech Seraye

Name: Tewabech Seraye

Story: Tewabech is 38 years old, and originally from Gojam in Northern Ethiopia, and came to Addis four years ago. She has two children: Gudaye Halie, who is 14 years old and in grade 1, and Hana Abebaw who is 1 year old. Tewabech’s first husband passed away 4 years ago, and her second husband left her while she was pregnant with Hana. When she gets the chance, Tewabech works as a cleaner to earn a small income, and Gudaye also works at the trash dump area after school to help her mother.

Abay Ichelea

Name: Binyam Abebe

Story: Binyam is 14 years old and in 5th grade. He likes playing soccer with friends at recess and when he has free time after school. Currently his favorite color is green. He is enjoying his science class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a scientist some day! Binyam lives in the Korah community with his mother, Abay, father, Lakew, and siblings Blen, 6 years old, and Kirubel, 3 years old. The family is greatly dependent on sponsorship to meet their needs, and Lakew collects and sells items from the trash dump to earn a small income for the family.

Radia Mohammed

Name: Radia Mohammed

Story: Radia is a 52 year old widow, her husband passed away when she was pregnant with their child, Birhanu, from complications due to HIV/AIDS. Birhanu is now 16 years old and in grade 8. He is enjoying his English class in school this year, and he dreams of being a professional soccer player some day! Radia is HIV+ and often suffers from symptoms of the disease.

Genet Belay (2)

Name: Genet Belay

Story: Genet is 10 years old and in 2nd grade. She lives with her mother, Getitu Atnafu, who is a 44 year old widow. After Genet’s father, Belay, passed away, the family came to Addis Ababa from Lasta Lalibela, which is in the northern part of Ethiopia and Getitu remarried, but that husband left a year ago. Genet currently lives with her mother and siblings: Abiye, 1 year old, Ayal, 5 years old, Beti, 8 years old, and Birtukan, 17 years old, who works cleaning homes and washing clothes to support the family.

Hand in Hand

Located in Addis Ababa with a focus on the Chirkos community, Hand in Hand serves many children who are in desperate need of educational and nutritional aid. For all profiles visit the Hand in Hand sponsorship page.

All sponsorships are $55/month

Wossen

Name: Wossen

Story: Wossen is a middle aged woman who spent her life working as a housemaid. She cleaned, washed clothing, and cooked for various families as well as the guest house until recently when she became very ill. Wossen first became sick 2 years ago and has visited the hospital several times. Doctors have told her she has very weak immune system and she was diagnosed with a uterus infection and diabetes after losing almost 30lb in a short period of time. Wossen is raising her 16 year old niece, Ethiopia, and is currently unable to work due to her illness. She needs assistance with meeting her basic needs and affording medical care.

Ethiopia Abebe

Name: Ethiopia Abebe

Story: Ethiopia is 16 years old and in 10th grade. She loves school and ranked in the top 10 students in her class. Ethiopia likes the color pink and playing jump rope with friends, and her favorite food is rice. When she is an adult, Ethiopia dreams of becoming a pilot! Ethiopia has lived in Addis Ababa with her aunt, Wossen, for the past 12 years, as her parents live in the village of Selale in the countryside. In her spare time, she likes reading books and helps her aunt with domestic choirs.

Fosea Shamel (Hayat daughter)

Name: Fosea Shamel

Story: Fosea is 28 years old and was recently hospitalized to remove kidney stones, and was able to utilize the ministry’s medical fund through sponsorship to cover all of her hospital bills. She lives in the Chirkos community with her sweet daughter, Hayat. Hayat’s father, Mustefa, does not live with the family, but he comes to visit her occasionally. Hayat is too young for school, but enjoys playing with friends and her mom!

Eyerusalem Eshetu

Name: Eyerusalem Eshetu

Story: Eyerusalem Eshetu is 17 years old, and is a 1st year college student studying accounting. Her goal in life is to continue to pursue her education, and eventually she would like to study nursing so she can get a job as a nurse and support her mother. Eyerusalem lives with her mother, Adanech, and has two siblings. Her favorite color is blue, and in her spare time she helps her mother with household chores. Sponsorship would help meet her basic needs and support her educational aspirations.

Learn more about our partner ministries and communities in which our sponsored children live: