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: 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: 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: Adewa Dukemo
Story: Adewa is 7 years old and lives with his 80-year old grandmother, Tadesech, whom is blind. He is in the first grade and his favorite subject is math. He also loves playing soccer and wants to be a teacher when he grows up. His grandmother has two children but only one is living with her, and her son that is living with her struggles with mental illness. She also no longer works because of her age and disability, which makes this family highly dependent on sponsorship support.
Name: Tesfaye Gizaw
Story: Tesfaye Gizaw is 7 years old and in the second grade. He is the youngest of his three siblings. When he grows up, he wants to be a pilot because he loves seeing planes fly. He also shared that he loves playing soccer with his big brother. Tesfaye’s mother prepares a traditional food called Kocho but only makes 25 cents per day. Tesfaye’s father is a daily laborer but is currently not working because of COVID-19.
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: Lydia Fitsu
Story: Lydia is 10 years old and lives with her mother and brother in a community called Korah. She’s going into the third grade this year and hopes to be a pilot when she grows up. Lydia’s father left their family about eight years ago and her mother washes clothes to provide for the family. Her favorite color is blue and she enjoys playing soccer with her friends.
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: Kalkidan and Tigist Tesfaye
Story: Kalkidan and Tigist Tesfaye are 5 year old twin sisters and they are both in kindergarten. Kalkidan’s dream is to become a teacher when she grows up and Tigist wants to become a doctor. They live in the Korah community with their mother, father, and older sister. We also recently learned that their mother, Selenat, is pregnant! Selenat has physical disabilities and uses crutches to walk around and their father is not working at this time. As a result, it is difficult for them to cover their expenses.
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: 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: Biniyam Girma
Story: Biniyam Girma is 13 years old and he is in the eighth grade. He shared that he dreams of becoming a mechanic when he grows up. Binyam lives with his parents and two older siblings on Entoto Mountain. His mother, Fikerte, and his father are daily laborers, but his father struggles with a drinking problem. Sponsorship ensures that the basic needs of this family are met.
Name: Hanna Sisay
Story: Hanna Sisay is 9 years old and lives with her mother on Entoto Mountain. She is in the third grade and her dream is to become a doctor when she grows up. Hanna’s mother supports the family by washing clothes and offering to clean the homes of neighbors, but due to COVID-19, she has not been able to work as she used to.
Name: Tadele Firew
Story: Tadele Firew is 20 years old and lives by himself on Entoto Mountain, located on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. His mother, father, and sister live in the countryside but he moved closer to the city for more opportunity. He has completed the tenth grade and his dream is to become a driver. He currently has his license but he has been unable to find a job.