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 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.
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.
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.
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.
… 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
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
Name: Siru Kayamo
Story: Siru Kayamo is 12 years old and in the 4th grade. She lives with her mother, Azalech, and her three siblings in Yirg’alem, Ethiopia. She is the oldest of all the siblings. Siru’s mother works in a small market selling cultural food. Her husband has passed away and she is the only one supporting her four children, ranging in age from toddler – 12 years old. Siru’s mother receives 60 cents per day from selling food, which is not enough to support her family. Sponsorship will ensure that their basic needs, such as food and housing, are met.
Name: Samuel Shebru
Story: Samuel Shebru is 10 years old and in the fourth grade. He lives with his mother, father and two brothers. His mother sells cultural food in the local market to make a living and his father, Shiberu, works as a daily laborer. Samuel is the oldest and his brothers are 7 years old and 4 years old. Samuel’s parents income is not enough to provide for the family so they lack many of their basic needs. Sponsorship will ensure that these needs are met.
Name: Michot Habte (left)
Story: Michot is 14 years old and lives with her mother and three siblings. She is a very good student and is currently enrolled in private school. When she grows up, she wants to be a doctor and work for a nonprofit that treats patients for free. Michot’s father died many years ago from HIV/AIDS, and her mother is also HIV positive. Her mother works very hard to provide for the family.
Name: Tesfaye Gutema
Story: Tesfaye is 62 years old and was born and raised in Yirgalem, Ethiopia, seven hours south of the capital city of Addis. Tesfaye has four children and one grandchild, who all live with him. Tesfaye has HIV/AIDs, which his wife also had and passed away from. He is the main provider for his four children and grandchild, and depends on sponsorship to support them. Your support ensures that he and his family have their basic needs met.
A trash dump community located in Addis Ababa, our ministry partner in Korah serves the unique needs of this medically fragile population. For additional profiles visit the Korah sponsorship page.
All sponsorships are $55/month
Name: Abraham Mary
Story: Abraham is one year old and lives with his mother, Bizuayehu. She is the only one supporting the child, but she currently has no source of income. Abraham’s father used to work at the trash dump but also currently does not have work. Their home is located near the trash dump, but because of recent flooding, her home was highly affected by the water and is surrounded by a terrible odor. Abraham and his family are in need of new housing and food.
Name: Bereket Amare
Story: Bereket Amare is 12-years old and he is in the fourth grade. His dream is to become a soccer player when he grows up. He shared that his favorite food is eggs and his favorite color is red. He and his brother live with their mother, Tigist. Tigist’s source of income used to be collecting items at the trash dump, but she now has trouble breathing and cannot work there. Because of this, she looks for opportunities to wash clothes to bring in an income.
Name: Solomon (son of Fitfit)
Story: Solomon is in the fourth grade and wants to become an engineer when he grows up. He lives with his parents and his 16-year old sister. His mother suffers from HIV/Aids and the father has physical disabilities, limiting his ability to work. Their home was also recently affected by flooding in their village, and they are in need of new housing.
Name: Bereket Damtew
Story: Bereket Damtew is 4 years old and he lives with his mother, who is currently pregnant. His favorite food is pasta. Bereket’s father left their family, and because of his mother’s pregnancy she is unable to work. As a result, she begs on the streets in order to feed herself and Bereket. Sponsorship will ensure that Bereket and his family’s basic needs are met.
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
Name: Bilal Jemal
Story: Bilal Jemal is 12 years old and he is in the seventh grade. His favorite subject is English and he enjoys playing soccer. When he grows up, he wants to become a pilot. He lives with his mother, who supports the two of them by doing daily labor. Bilal’s mother shared that their biggest needs are currently food and house rent.
Name: Fikadu Heyru
Story: Fikadu is 16 years old and he is in the seventh grade. Fikadu lives with his mother and 14 year old sister. When Fikadu grows up, he wants to become an accountant. He shared that he also enjoys playing soccer. Fikadu’s father left the family when Fikadu was 7 years old, and since then his mother has been supporting them by washing clothes and baking bread. His mother struggles with health issues related to her heart from time to time. Fikadu is an outstanding student and works on the weekends to provide for his family.
Name: Dagim Bedelu
Story: Dagim Bedelu is 13 years old and he is in the seventh grade. He lives with his father and 15 year old brother. He shared that when he grows up, he wants to become an artist and enjoys sports as well, especially running. Dagim’s mother left the family when he was an infant because of constant quarreling with his father after he was born. Dagim’s father also struggles with an addiction to alcohol. Sponsorship will ensure that Dagim and his family’s basic needs are met, and will help he and his brother stay in school.
Name: Zewdnesh Welde
Story: Zewdnesh is 45 years old and a single mom. She has one daughter who doesn’t live with her, but she supports her in college. Zewdnesh has worked as house maid and as cleaner. She currently suffers from a variety of health problems including a uterus infection, extreme back ache and leg pain, as well as a skin allergy. She is not currently working because of her leg pain.
Located on Entoto Mountain, Endihnew Hope serves many families with medical needs, and children who face a lack of food and education. For additional profiles visit the Endihnew Hope sponsorship page.
All sponsorships are $55/month
Name: Alem Ejagu
Story: Alem Ejagu is 17 years old and she is in the eighth grade. Alem’s dream is to become a doctor and in her spare time she enjoys playing soccer. Alem lives with her mother, Emebet, whom struggles with health problems related to HIV/AIDS. Alem’s father passed away. The family’s main source of income is Alem’s mother, but she is currently not working which has caused the family to struggle. Sponsorship will ensure that their basic needs are met.
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: Anteneh Demelash
Story: Anteneh Demelash is 19 years old and lives on Entoto Mountain with his parents and 9-year old brother. Anteneh is currently in technical school but his favorite subject is art, and he hopes to become a painter when he grows up. His father, Demelash, has lost his job and his mother, Fikerte, works as a daily laborer. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time.
Name: Bereket Solomon
Story: Bereket Solomon is 9 years old and in the third grade. He lives with his parents on Entoto Mountain and both his mother and father live with HIV/AIDS. His dream is to become an engineer when he grows up and his favorite subject is math. He also enjoys playing soccer. Bereket has a 16-year old sister, but she doesn’t live with them because of the shortage of income. Bereket’s father works as daily laborer, but the income he earns is not sufficient to fulfill the needs of the family.