Meet the Kids

Our Sponsorship Children

Click on the child’s photo to get to know them better!

 When you’re ready to sponsor, keep in mind the child’s ID number.

Telaye

Age: 14 – ID: 20365

Efrata

Age: 19 – ID:20268

Wasihun

Age: 16 – ID: 20400

Derartu

Age: 5 – ID: 20260

Yetemework

Age: 14 – ID: 20391

Bethlehem

Age: 7 – ID: 20246

Dawit

Age: 15 – ID: 20257

Hermila

Age: 15 -ID: 20293

Dibora

Age: 17 – ID: 20262

Elshadai

Age: 14 – ID: 20271

Hermila

Age: 14 – ID: 20293

Kaleb

Age: 13 – ID: 20298

Kalkidan

Age: 18 – ID: 20306

Kalkidan

Age: 7 – ID: 20307

Meron

Age: 15 – ID: 20322

Million

Age: 10 – ID: 20326

Misaqe

Age: 6 – ID: 20327

Mulugeta

Age: 24 – ID: 20329

This is Telaye.

He turned 14 years old this year. Telaye lives with his mother, Emush. Life is difficult due to his mother’s chronic and severe illness. Her condition continues to decline, and she is in pain daily and is unable to work. Telaye's father has abandoned the family. Telaye desperately needs help to have his basic needs met and break out of the poverty he is living in. He hopes to become a mechanic when he is older and earn livable wages.

ID: 20365

 

Hi! I am Efrata. 

I turned 19 this year. I am a bright student and enjoy learning maths and English. My goal is to one day become a nurse so I can look after and help sick people. My parents are both deceased. My mother was murdered in what police believe was a poisoning. My father died of alcohol-related complications. If I owned my own land I would build a hospital so I could help others. I live with my aunt and look forward to the nights when I have pasta for supper. Although I don't have chores to do, I still help out around the house. I have three dogs and three cats (my favourite animals). My best friend is Yabsira and Bamelak we like to read my academic textbook-like physics and biology including the commentary. My favourite colour is red, which seems fitting because it is very vibrant, just like me!

ID: 20268

Hi, my name is Wasihun.

I am a loving boy and I'm always smiling! I live with my mother, sister and three brothers. My favourite animal is a lion, although I don't get to see them. I am currently ranked 3rd in my class at school and am not satisfied with this. I am working hard to study my weak subjects to improve. My favourite subject is English. I want to be a scientist in the future. I enjoy playing soccer and I feel blessed for the social workers and teachers who are helping make my dreams come true.

ID: 20376

Hello! My name is Derartu. 

Derartu just turned 5 years old this year. She lives with her mother and brother. Derartu’s mother does laundry for a living. She earns just enough to pay rent, and not enough to provide food for the family. Derartu walks a long way to get to school and she wants to be a doctor someday. She loves God a lot and said that one day He will give her lots of food! She likes the colour blue and enjoys playing hide and seek. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

ID: 20260

Hello! I'm Yetemework. 

I live in a large family. Although I am blessed to have both my parents live at home, my parents both struggled with chronic illnesses. My father has diabetes and high blood pressure, while my mother has asthma. These conditions could be controlled with medication, it's not always affordable for us to buy medicines. With eight children in the family, the USD$30 pension that my father receives every month is not enough to support us. Despite the hardship, I go to school and dream of becoming a doctor one day.

ID: 20391

Hi! I am Bethlehem, but you can call me Beti! 

Beti is 7 years old this year. Her mother, Hababo, used to help support the family by working in a factory. Tragically, she lost two fingers from her right hand in a work accident. Because of this, her husband abandoned the family. Hababo now must support herself and Beti but has no employment and cannot work at the factory due to her injury. She tries to make a small wage when she can by working door-to-door as a daily labourer, but it cannot sustain the family.

Beti likes to play soccer for fun and her favourite colour is pink. She dreams of becoming a pilot when she grows up.

ID: 20246

Hi, my name is Dawit. 

Dawit grew up in a military family, with his father serving in the Ethiopian Army. Tragically, his father died during a military training accident. Dawit's mother is now left with the responsibility to earn a living while raising her son. Like many women in Ethiopia, she does not have job skills training to help her earn livable wages. Instead, she works as a daily labourer, earning a small income when possible by completing chores.

Dawit's favourite colour is red and he has plans to become a researcher when he grows up.

ID: 20257

This is Hermila. 

She just turned 15 this year. Hermila’s parents died when she was only 3 years old. Since the death of her parents, Hermila has lived with her grandmother, who earns only $40 CAD per month from her pension. It is a difficult life trying to meet the needs of a growing teen girl on such a small income. Hermila hopes to become an engineer when she is older and wants a good job and life. Her favourite colour is pink and she enjoys spending time with her classmates.

ID: 20293

This is Hermila. 

She just turned 15 this year. Hermila’s parents died when she was only 3 years old. Since the death of her parents, Hermila has lived with her grandmother, who earns only $40 CAD per month from her pension. It is a difficult life trying to meet the needs of a growing teen girl on such a small income. Hermila hopes to become an engineer when she is older and wants a good job and life. Her favourite colour is pink and she enjoys spending time with her classmates.

ID: 20293

Hello! My name is Kaleab.

I turned 13 years old this year. On my ninth birthday, in January 2011, my parents were riding the Bajaj (small taxi) home and were struck from behind by another vehicle. My father did not survive the accident while my mother seriously injured her arm.  As a result, my family is enduring a huge emotional and financial burden. Both of us try to get by with so little. But on the other hand, I enjoy hearing stories about Moses from the Old Testament and a cat is my favourite animal. I also love eating pasta with insane amounts of pepper.

ID: 20298

Hello! My name is Kalkidan. 

I turned 18 years old this year. I am the youngest of five children. Even though my siblings are older than me, we all still live with our mother due to financial reasons. Our father died when I was really young. When I am asked about my father, I tell people that my Father is the one in heaven. He takes care of us and sees us through hardships. The story of David and Goliath inspires me because David had enough faith to trust God and kill his giant enemy. I also love playing soccer with my friends.

ID: 20306