Name: Siru Kayamo
Story: Siru Kayamo is 12 years old and in the 4th grade. She lives with her mother, Azalech, and her three siblings in Yirg’alem, Ethiopia. She is the oldest of all the siblings. Siru’s mother works in a small market selling cultural food. Her husband has passed away and she is the only one supporting her four children, ranging in age from toddler – 12 years old. Siru’s mother receives 60 cents per day from selling food, which is not enough to support her family. Sponsorship will ensure that their basic needs, such as food and housing, are met.
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: Debritu Alemu
Story: Debritu Alemu is 85 years old and lives in southern Ethiopia. Her children have left the home and she is living alone. She used to bake enjera, a traditional bread, but during the rainy season she fell down and injured her hip. As a result, she finds it difficult to move around and work. Debritu’s biggest needs are food and medical care. Sponsorship will ensure that these needs are provided for.
Name: Million Defige
Story: Million Defige is three years old and lives with his mother, Sukare. Sukare was working as a daily laborer, washing clothes and carrying rocks at a construction site, but has stopped due to blindness in one eye. She cannot afford medical treatment, so she quit her work this year. Million’s father left the family when he was born, and Sukare is the main provider for the family. Sponsorship will ensure that their basic needs are met.