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For profiles of more families click on the link in each ministry description. For questions, email JEvans@ordinaryhero.org. All sponsorships are $55/month. 

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 partner page.

Aregahegn Abay

Name: Areghan Abay

Story: Areghan is 7 years old and in 1st grade. He likes playing soccer, hide and seek, and tag with his friends at recess, and is enjoying his Amharic and math classes in school this year. Areghan lives on Entoto Mountain with his mother, Abenesh, father, Abay, and 1 year old sister, Alemnesh.

Kidist Wendemo

Name: Kidist Wendemo

Story: Kidist is 16 years old and in 8th grade. She likes playing soccer with friends, and is enjoying her civics class in school. She dreams of becoming an engineer and lives on Entoto Mountain with her mother, Kibinesh, and older brother, Asnake. To support her family, Kibinesh works doing daily labor in the village.

Aster Fekadu

Name: Aregaghn Bezuneh

Story: Aregaghn is 17 year old and in 8th grade. He enjoys playing soccer, likes his math class this year, and hopes to become a professional soccer player some day. Aregaghn lives on Entoto Mountain with his mother, Aster, her husband, Habtamu, and his siblings Tigist, Yohannes, and Bereket.

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.

Aynalem Kasahun

Name: Aynalem Kasahun

Story: Aynalem is 16 years old and in 9th grade. She likes playing soccer with friends, and her favorite color is pink. She is enjoying her geography class in school this year, and dreams of becoming a geologist some day! Aynalem lives with her grandmother and siblings, Liyat and Abiot, in the Chirkos community. To help support the family, Abiot works in a printing press in Addis Ababa.

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 partner page.

Kiruse Alemayhe

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.

Selenat Family

Name: Selenat Eneyew

Story: Selenat is 45 years old and married to Tesfaye. They have 6 children: Zerihun, 20 years old, Zenebech, 18 years old, Selam, 17 years old, Kidist, 12 years old, Eyerus, 6 years old, and Besuficad, 3 years old. Sweet Eyerus has Downs Syndrome and Selenat often looks after her and Besuficad, but collects and sells items from the trash dump to earn a small income.

Abraham Getachew.

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.

Hana Abebe

Name: Hana Abebe

Story: Hana is 11 years old and in 5th grade. Her enjoys playing soccer with friends, her favorite color is yellow, she likes her math class, and dreams of becoming a teacher when she grows up. She lives in Korah with her mother Addis, who is raising Hana as a single mother and works as a daily laborer 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.

Bekelech Birhanu

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.

Amarech Chora

Name: Yonas Alemeyhu

Story: Yonas is 12 years old and in 5th grade. He likes playing soccer with friends, is enjoying his English class in school, and when he grows up, Yonas dreams of becoming a doctor. He lives in Yirgalem with his mother, Amarech, and siblings Amenuel, 15 years, and Abegash, 8 years.