For profiles of more families click on the link in each ministry description. For questions, email JEvans@ordinaryhero.org. All sponsorships are $52.50/month.
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 partner page.
Name: Seluis Alemayo
Story: Seluis is 14 years old and in 7th grade. He likes playing soccer, his favorite color is red, and he is enjoying his English class in school this year. When he grows up, Seluis dreams of becoming a doctor! Seluis lives with his mother, Gelanesh, and 3 siblings. Gelanesh collects wood to support her children.
Name: Kalkidan Selabat
Story: Kalkidan is 6 years old and in 1st grade. She likes playing jump rope with her friends, her favorite color is green, and she is enjoying her Amharic class in school this year. When she grows up, Kalkidan dreams of becoming a doctor! She lives with her mother, Zelakech, and father Selabat.
Name: Sentayu Shetahun
Story: Sentayu is 9 years old and in grade 3. He likes playing soccer with his friends, and she is enjoying his science class in school this year. When he grows up, Sentayu dreams of becoming a doctor to help sick people like his mom. He lives with his mother, Tenay, and father, Shetahun.
Name: Abebe Legesse
Story: Abebe is 16 years old and in grade 6. She enjoys taking care of plants and spending time with her siblings, her favorite subject is math, and she wants to be a psychologist when she grows up. She lives with her mother, Kaldamech, and siblings Yetnabush, 18 years, Getahun, 14 years, and Tigist, 9 years.
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 partner page.
Name: Mekedelawit Beyene
Story: Mekedelawit is 12 years old and in grade 6. She loves her math class and playing tag at recess with her friends. She hopes to become a professional runner when she grows up, and lives in Chirkos with both of her parents and three siblings. Mekedelawit’s father, Beyene, works as a guard to support the family, and her mother, Meseret, stays home to raise her four children.
Name: Fikadu Merga
Story: Fikadu is 14 years old and in 4th grade. He likes playing soccer with friends at recess and his favorite color is blue. He is enjoying his math class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a pilot some day. Fikadu lives in the Chirkos community of Addis Ababa with his mother, Alem, father, Merga, and siblings Tsega and Genet.
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 partner page.
Name: Kiruse Alemayhe
Story: Kiruse is 6 years old and in grade 1. He loves going to school and his favorite class is English. He hopes to become a pilot some day! He lives with his mother, Tiruzer, father Alemayhe, and sibling Kalah, 9 years old. To support the family Alemayhe works as a daily laborer, and Tiruzer washes clothes for other families to earn a small income.
Name: Kidist Gezachew
Story: Kidist is 5 years old and in grade KG1 this year. She loves playing soccer with friends at recess, the color yellow, and her English class, and she dreams of becoming a teacher when she grows up! She lives in Korah with her mom, dad, and two siblings. Her parents work as daily laborers to support the family.
Name: Abraham Getachew
Story: Abraham is 10 years old and in 5th grade. He likes playing soccer with friends, 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 often collect items from the trash dump to sell to earn a small income.
Name: Eeyrus Bisho
Story: Eeyrus is 11 years old and in 2nd grade this year. She loves playing soccer with friends at recess, the color yellow, and her Amharic class, and she dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up! She lives in Korah with her mom, dad, and two siblings. Her parents work collecting and selling items from the trash dump to support the 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 partner page.
Name: Bekelech Birhanu
Story: Bekelech Brihanu, is 33 years old and was born and raised in Yirgalem. She is married to 35 year old Bezune, and they have four children together ranging in ages from 6-15 years old and are expecting their 5th child in September. To support their family, Bekelech works selling fruit and other small items outside of their home, and Bezune is a day laborer.
Name: Belaynesh Hakiywe
Story: Belaynesh is 17 years old and in grade 8. She loves school and her favorite class is physics. She enjoys playing jump rope games with friends, and she dreams of being an engineer. Her mother, Alemitu, is 45 years old and married to Hakiywe, who is 50 years old. To support the family, Alemitu works as a day laborer and Hakiywo cuts down trees.
Name: Birhanu Bekele
Story: Birhanu is a 38 year old single man who is currently battling the TB virus. He is on medication and is doing better, but the treatment process is very long, and he will be continuing treatment until the doctors determine is fine to go off medication. Birhanu’s sister, Degitu, visits Birhanu every day and takes care of him.