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

Mahlat Tadess

Name: Mahlat Tadess

Story: Mahlat is 15 years old and in 9th grade. She loves playing soccer with friends at recess and when she has free time after school. Currently her favorite color is green. She is enjoying her chemistry class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a doctor some day to serve those in need! Mahlat lives on Entoto Mountain with her mother, Genet, and father, Tadess. To support the family Tadess works as a guard, and Genet works in a shop selling items to earn a small wage. 

Zelalem Siyum

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. 

Beti Ketama

Name: Beti Ketama

Story: Betti is 5 years old and in kindergarten this year. She likes playing soccer and hide and seek with friends at recess and when she has free time after school. Her favorite color is green, and she is enjoying her English class in school this year. When she grows up, Betti dreams of becoming a teacher! Betti lives on Entoto Mountain with her mother, Meseret. Her father passed away several years ago, and Meseret is now raising Betti as a single mother, washing clothes in the village for a small wage.

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.

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.

Tadelech Abedela

Name: Tadelech Abdela

Story: Tadelech is a 37 year old mother of 8! She is currently married to Tariku, who supports the family as a guard. Tadelech stays home to care for the younger children. Their children are: Lila, 20 years, Meseret, 18 years, Melkamu, 15 years, Tamirat, 12 years, Menesenot, 10 years, Tibeka, 7 years, Esubalew 4 years, and baby Tsione, who is 2 years old. The family is very poor, and is greatly dependent on sponsorship to meet their needs.

Asnakech Tadesse

Name: Asnakech Tadesse

Story: Asnakech is an 85 year old widow and mother of two. Her husband, Woldeyesus, passed away 50 years ago from an illness. Her son, Kasahun, was a soldier who never returned from a mission 40 years ago, and her daughter, Teshay, passed away from cancer 25 years ago. Asnakech is raising 2 of Teshay’s children as well as 2 children abandoned at birth. She earns in income by collecting used materials to sell in the market place in Yirgalem.

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, Korah is home to Bethel Holistic Development Center which 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.

Ayehush - Korah with Twins

Name: Ayehush Asrat

Story: Ayehush Asrat is 22 years old, and is originally from the village of Gojam which is in the northern part of Ethiopia in the Amhara Region. In Addis Ababa she met the father of her children Tewabe, but he left her when she discovered she was pregnant. Ayehush had no family in Addis Ababa and she began to beg near a church, where an elderly woman saw her and gave her a place to stay and give birth to her twin children, Yabsira & Melkam Tewabe, who are now 1.5 years old. She has no work or income to support her family at his time.

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.

Abraham Getachew.

Name: Abraham Getachew

Story: Abraham is 10 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 blue. He is enjoying his English class in school this year, and dreams of  becoming a doctor some day! Abraham lives in Korah with his mother, Selamawit, father, Getachew, and 4 year old sister, Firehiwot. The family is greatly dependent on sponsorship to meet their needs, and often collect items from the trash dump to sell to earn a small income.

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.

Tringo Endalke

Name: Tringo Endalke

Story: Tringo Endalke is originally from the village of Lemi, in North Showa, and came to Addis to work as a house cleaner. Her husband, Kebede, left her after the birth of her second child as he did not want Tringo to keep the child, and now Tringo is looking after her two children and a relative as a single mother. Amanu Kebede is 8 years old and in grade 2, Mahlet Kebede is 7 years old and in kindergarten, and Bekele Kebede is a relative, and is 17 years old and in grade 7. Tringo now sells vegetables and washes clothes in individual houses to earn an 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!

Samuel

Name: Samuel Mule

Story: Samuel is 17 years old and in 8th grade. He likes playing handball with friends at recess and when he has free time after school. Currently his favorite color is green. He is enjoying his biology class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a doctor some day! Samuel lives in the Chirkos community of Addis Ababa with a group of friends, as both of his parents are deceased. He is focusing on school currently, and sometimes works as a guard to earn additional income.

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