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: 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.
Name: Marone Lika
Story: Marone is 10 years old and in grade 3. She likes playing soccer and jump rope with her friends, her favorite color is red, and she is enjoying her math class in school this year. When she grows up, Merone dreams of becoming a doctor! She lives with her mother, Kalkidan, and little brother, Tesfaye.
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: Tazita Samuhel
Story: Tazita is 16 years old and in 10th grade. She likes playing soccer with her friends, and she is enjoying her civics and geography classes in school this year. When she grows up, Tazita dreams of becoming a police officer! She lives with her mother, Askalech, and father, Samuhel.
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: Nigist Bekele
Story: Nigist is 15 years old and in grade 8. She loves her math class and playing soccer at recess with her friends. She hopes to become an engineer when she grows up, and lives in Korah with both of her parents and two brothers. Sponsorship for Nigist is $80/month, which provides her with private school education at Future Generation School, and all associated costs.
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: Getay Derema
Story: Getay is 26 years old and is originally from an area called Meta Robi, about 72 kilometers from Addis Ababa, and came to Korah 10 years ago. Her husband, Tesfaye Abraham, is 40 years old and works as a beggar as much as possible in order to help contribute to the support of the family. Together they have three children: Ephraim, 9 years old, Askalech, 4 years old, and Tsegay, 2 years old.
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: Hana Sultane
Story: Hana is 10 years old and in grade 4. She enjoys playing hide and see with friends when she has free time. Hana’s favorite color is yellow, she likes her science class in school this year, and she dreams of becoming a doctor some day! She lives in Korah with her grandmother, Medaru, and sisters Birke, 13, and 9 year old twins Mahelet and Tarika.
Name: Kalkidan Sayou
Story: Kalkidan is 9 years old and in grade 3 this year. She loves running and the color yellow, and her favorite class in school this year is English. When Kalkidan grows up she dreams of becoming a teacher! She lives in Korah with her mother, Alemitu, father, Sayou, and 5 year old brother, Mekdes.
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: Asanageyin Bezune
Story: Asanageyin is 12 years old and in grade 7. His favorite class in school is English, and he hopes to be an engineer when he grows up. His mother, Bekelech Brihanu, is 31 years old and was born and raised in Yirgalem. Bekelech is married to 32 year old Bezune, and they have four children together. To support their family, Bekelech works selling fruit, 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.