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

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Name: Zelalem Siyum

Story: Zelalem is 8 years old and in 2nd grade. He likes playing with toy cars and soccer with friends at recess and when he has free time after school. Currently his favorite color is yellow. He is enjoying his Amharic class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a taxi driver some day! Zelalem lives on Entoto Mountain with his mother, Tsige. His father left the family when Zelalem was only 1.5 years old, and Tsige supports her son as a single mother, working as a daily laborer to earn an income. 

Kasanesh Ashebir

Name: Mistre Yohanes

Story: Mistre Yohanes is 13 years old and in 7th grade. Her favorite subject in school is math and she likes the color blue. Mistre likes playing volleyball with friends at school, and when she grows up she dreams of becoming a pilot. Mistre lives on Entoto Mountain with her mother, Kasanesh Ashebir, who is 34 years old, and is originally from the village of Gojam in Northern Ethiopia. Kasanesh is widowed and lives with HIV/Aids, and she supports her daughter by working as a daily laborer to earn a small income.

Birke Gemechu

Name: Netsanet Tilahun

Story: Netsanet Tilahun is 5 years old and in kindergarten this year. She lives on Entoto Mountain with her mother, Birke Gemechu, who is 40 years old, and her older sister, Aynalem Tilahun, who is 16 years old and in 5th grade. Birke is divorced from her husband due to a drinking problem and lack of support, and now Birke carries firewood up and down the mountain each day and travels a long distance to sell the wood in an effort to earn a small income for her family.

Elias Girma

Name: Elias Girma

Story: Elias Girma is 7 years old and in 1st grade. His favorite subject in school is English and he likes the color blue. He likes playing soccer with friends, and when he grows up he dreams of becoming a doctor. Elias’s father is Girma Kebede, 45 years old, and his mother is Feleku Mengistu, 35 years old. Both parents are HIV+ and live with AIDS, and Girma uses crutches to walk as he was born with a physical disability. Girma is unable to work, and Feleku occasionally works as a daily laborer, but the family mainly resorts to begging to earn an a small income. Elias’ brother is 13 year old Capital Girma who was sent to the countryside to live with relatives as the family cannot afford to look after him.

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.

Ingita Seyum (mom is Hana)

Name: Ingita Seyum

Story: Ingita is 14 years old and in 4th grade. He likes playing soccer with friends at recess and when he has free time after school. Currently his favorite color is white. He is enjoying his English class in school this year, and when he grows up, Ingita dreams of becoming a doctor! Ingita lives in Yirgalem with his mother, Hana, and 10 year old little brother, Erasa. His father, Seyum, often gets drunk and stays away from the home for periods of time, but does still live with them. At this time, the family is solely dependent on sponsorship for support.

Tamiru Chute

Name: Tamiru Chute

Story: Tamiru Chute is 40 years old, and was born with a phyical disability that requires him to use a wheelchair for mobility. He is married to Wogene Sansaro who is 30 years old, and they have three children: Genene Tamiru 14 years old and in 3rd grade, Tekalign Tamiru, 10 years old and in 1st grade, and Yihune Tamiru, who is 8 months old. To earn an income for their family, Tamiru polishes shoes and his wife works as domestic house worker, cleaning and washing clothes.

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

Yemetaw

Name: Yemetaw

Story: Yemetaw is a 62 year old father of three, originally from a village in Northern Ethiopia called Gojam. She moved to Addis Ababa about 20 years ago to pursue a better life and medical care in the city. He eventually settled in Korah where he lives today with his wife, Yizbalem, and their three children: Haymonet, 18 years old, Muluken, 14 years old, and Rediet, 7 years old. Yemetaw is disabled an unable to work, but supports his family by occasionally begging on the street.

Enatinesh Wale

Name: Enatinesh Wale

Story: Enatinesh is a 35 year old single mother originally from the village of Amhara in Northern Ethiopia. She came to Korah after her mother passed away 20 years ago to pursue a better life in the city. She now lives in Korah with her son, Abraham, who is 7 years old and in 1st grade this year. He loves playing soccer, and dreams of becoming an engineer some day! Abraham’s father is deceased, and Enatinesh is raises Abraham as a single mother, collecting and selling items from the trash dump to earn an income.

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

Genet Zerga

Name: Genet Zerga

Story: Genet Zerga is a 30 years old mother of five. She is married to Fekede, who is 40 years old and works as daily laborer in the countryside. He often comes and visits the family. Woubalem Fekede, is 16 years old and in grade 4, Getabalew Fekede, is 12 years old and in grade 6, Lidiya Fekede, is 10 years old and in grade 1, Kalkidan Fekede, is 7  years old and in grade 1, and Yabsira Fekede, is 2 years old. Getabalew currently lives in the countryside with relatives, as the family could not support all the children. Genet has health problem related with MDR-TB and severe headaches. Despite her poor health she works to support the family by selling vegetables on the street.

Ayelech Lema

Name: Ayelech Lema

Story: Ayelech Lema is originally from the village of Ambo, and came to Addis to live with her uncle 20 years ago. Ayelech is now 35 years old and is raising her two children as a single mother as her husband left her 6 years ago. Haymanot G/Medhin, is 15 years old and in grade 9, and Hermela G/Medhin, is 12 years old and in grade 7. Hermela likes playing soccer with friends, her favorite subject in school is Amharic, she likes the color red, and dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up. To support her children, Aylech washes clothes for other families to earn a small income.

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!

Tsion Asefa (mother Genet)

Name: Genet Mulugeta

Story: Genet Mulugeta is originally from Showa Robit in Northern Ethiopia, and came to Addis Ababa 15 years ago to get an education. Her first husband, Assefa, passed away, and she was later remarried to Samson. Her children are Tsion Assefa, who is 9 years old and in 2nd grade, and Samrawit Samson, who is 3 years old. Tsion likes her Amharic class, the color pink, playing with toys, and dreams of becoming a clothing designer when she grows up. Genet washes clothes for other families to earn a small income, and occasionally begs on the street as well.

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