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: Nigist Gonesa
Story: Nigist is 20 years old and her source of income is daily labor, but she doesn’t make enough to provide for her small family. She has a 2 year old boy named Barkot, which means Blessing in Amharic. Her husband left town once he found out that Nigist was pregnant. Nigest very much wants to work so that she can help raise her son and provide for him. They are in need of sponsorship, as well as a mattress and cooking utensils.
Name: Tesfaye Gutema
Story: Tesfaye is 62 years old and was born and raised in Yirgalem, Ethiopia, seven hours south of the capital city of Addis. Tesfaye has four children and one grandchild, who all live with him. Tesfaye has HIV/AIDs, which his wife also had and passed away from. He is the main provider for his four children and grandchild, and depends on sponsorship to support them. Your support ensures that he and his family have their basic needs met.
Name: Sisay Areda
Story: Sisay Areda is an elderly woman that lives in Yergalem, Ethiopia and has two children. Their town is 7 hours south of Addis Ababa, the capital city. Her husband passed away many years ago and Sisay sells charcoal and fire wood to earn an income for her family. From this, she earns about $1 per day. With this money it is difficult to provide for the family and their needs. Sponsorship will ensure that their basic needs are met.
Name: Abebech Shote
Story: Abebech Shote lives with her four children in the town of Yergalem, Ethiopia. She and her husband divorced two years ago and he lives in a different town. She is the main provider for the family, working as a store keeper and making about one dollar per day. She also suffers with migraines, making it very difficult to work. Her income as a store keeper is not enough to support her family. Sponsorship ensures that Abebech and her family’s basic needs are met.
Name: Tizita Sintayehu
Story: Tizita Sintayehu is 23 years old. She has three children and is divorced from her husband. She is not currently working because her youngest child is just 10 months old and she stays home to take care of her baby. As a result, she has difficulty providing for her family. Her oldest, Rediet, is 6 years old. Her second oldest is 2 years old, and the youngest is 10 months old. This family is in critical need of food and hygienic materials.