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Meet Mekdelawit

Meet Mekdelawit, a sponsored child in Ethiopia. In this newly-released video, she demonstrates the incredible impact of child sponsorship by sharing a typical day in her life.



Right now, so many unsponsored children in Ethiopia are waiting for the support of compassionate people like you. Ongoing drought and conflict in neighboring countries have created a severe crisis. More than 380,000 people now live in temporary settlements—a shocking 22 percent (83,600) are vulnerable children and adolescents. Many have witnessed terrible violence, suffered from conflict and ambush, and lost friends, family, and their cultural heritage.

Together, we can help them heal and keep them safe. So far, compassionate supporters like you have provided more than 132,000 children and adults with lifesaving food, water, and shelter. You have also helped improve protection services and access to education and child-friendly spaces for out-of-school children—but many more need our help.

When children, like Mekdelawit, are faced with devastating living conditions, you can give them the hope of a brighter future. By becoming a child sponsor, you can help provide the essentials that children and their communities desperately need. You can inspire and positively change young lives in Ethiopia—and change your own life too!

My Name is Edidiya

I am a 7 year old girl

Edidiya and family live in a community in central Ethiopia. Many people are very poor and earn income from subsistence businesses or low paying jobs like daily wage laborers. Generally, the area is considered a slum with no sewage or garbage disposal and little access to effective health care. Schools are often split into multiple shifts so that most children are able to attend. Food supplies are hardly substantial and most families live in rented shacks which are often unsanitary and poorly ventilated. Children need many of the basics, like vaccinations and clean water. The families are eager to improve their situation. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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About Edidiya

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is piped to their neighbour, up to 30 minutes away.

How They Cook

The family uses charcoal for cooking.

Type of House

Edidiya's family lives in a house made of bamboo and mud with a corrugated asbestos sheeting roof and an earth floor.

Health

According to the family, Edidiya has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

My Name is Abel

I am a 2 year old boy

Abel and family live in a community in central Ethiopia. Many people are very poor and earn income from subsistence businesses or low paying jobs like daily wage laborers. Generally, the area is considered a slum with no sewage or garbage disposal and little access to effective health care. Schools are often split into multiple shifts so that most children are able to attend. Food supplies are hardly substantial and most families live in rented shacks which are often unsanitary and poorly ventilated. Children need many of the basics, like vaccinations and clean water. The families are eager to improve their situation. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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About Abel

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a spring, up to an hour away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Abel's family lives in a house made of bamboo and mud with a corrugated asbestos sheeting roof and an earth floor.

Health

According to the family, Abel has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

My Name is Nazif

I am a 6 year old boy

Nazif and family live in a community in the southwest of Ethiopia. In each family, on average, there are seven to ten family members living under one roof. Most people depend on farming for income. Houses are round shaped huts made of wood, mud and straw. There is only one health center in the area. When people get sick many prefer to go to nearby traditional practitioners or use herbal medicines. Schools are poorly furnished, and classrooms are overcrowded. There are no preschool centers for children under age seven. Safe drinking water sources are limited. Many people drink water from polluted rivers and streams. Sickness from waterborne diseases is common. Sanitary waste facilities are needed. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Nazif

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a spring, up to 30 minutes away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Nazif's family lives in a house made of bamboo and mud with a metal roof and an earth floor.

Health

According to the family, Nazif has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

My Name is Ubed

I am a 6 year old boy

Ubed and family live in a community in the southwest of Ethiopia. In each family, on average, there are seven to ten family members living under one roof. Most people depend on farming for income. Houses are round shaped huts made of wood, mud and straw. There is only one health center in the area. When people get sick many prefer to go to nearby traditional practitioners or use herbal medicines. Schools are poorly furnished, and classrooms are overcrowded. There are no preschool centers for children under age seven. Safe drinking water sources are limited. Many people drink water from polluted rivers and streams. Sickness from waterborne diseases is common. Sanitary waste facilities are needed. The families are working hard to improve their lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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About Ubed

Access To Water

The family's main source of water is a public stand pipe, up to 30 minutes away.

How They Cook

The family uses wood for cooking.

Type of House

Ubed's family lives in a house made of bamboo and mud with a metal roof and an earth floor.

Health

According to the family, Ubed has been healthy and not suffered from any serious illness.

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