Ethiopia is a country filled with poverty—over 70% of Ethiopians live on less than $3.10 a day. Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children. 40% of children do not attend school, and the literacy rate for people over age 15 is only 57%.
Because of generous people like you, our team in Ethiopia serves 1,295 children in need. Every one of these children is loved as a son or daughter, and your gift makes this possible.
Each child receives 2 nutritious meals a day, unconditional love & support, and a quality education.
The meals prevent malnutrition. The love and support create relationship and growth. And the quality education provides a way out of paralyzing poverty.
The good news? With your help, we have been able to reach and educate children on 3 school campuses from Nursery through eighth grade. And for the past 4 years, our students have achieved an INCREDIBLE 100% pass rate from the mandatory, government-issued 8th-grade exams.
This past year, 3 of our students earned the top scores in the state! Meaning, the children we reach together who had little chance of education have a greater opportunity to pursue hope and a future.
6-year-old Getabalew lost his father who died during a fishing accident while providing food for their family. Today, Getabalew lives in a tiny, 10’x15′ one-room home where a red curtain divides the bed and sitting area.
His mother washes clothes and sheets at a local hotel to provide for him and his 3 siblings. They have little money. Without people like you caring about kids like Getabalew, his chances of going to school and earning a degree that will give him a way out of poverty would be slim.
But people like you are caring for Getabalew, he is loved and cared for. He receives 2 nutritious meals a day, unconditional love & support, and a quality education.
Our schools in Ethiopia are supported by gifts from people who believe God calls us to serve orphans and those who cannot care for themselves.
We need your help to continue caring for these children and to reach more in 2019.
As always, our administrative costs are already covered, so 100% of your received donation goes directly to help children in need.
$34 cares for one child for one month. $408 cares for one child for one year. Our goal is to raise $100,000 by December 31st, giving 245 children the opportunity for education next year.
Will you give to help children have a greater opportunity to break free from poverty?
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