Food is scarce for Aregash and her family, who are living in a temporary home at a construction site.
Aregash began working at a young age to help her mother financially, after her father passed away when she was a child. Her family was very poor, and she grew up knowing only adversity and hardship. When Aregash was 15 years old, she finally started grade 1. A few years later, she came to Addis Ababa to work as a maid, and started taking evening classes, which she loved. After her mother passed away, providing for her siblings became Aregash’s responsibility. Adding to her grief and loss, Aregash’s sister became very sick and died also. While working as a waitress, Aregash met a man whom she married six years ago. Due to ethnic violence close to their home on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, they moved to the Mekanisa area of the city, which is near to Korah.
Unable to afford daycare, Aregash stays home to care for her toddler. Her husband works as a guard at night and tries to bring food for his children when he can, however they often skip meals. Sometimes Aregash collects and sells wood and used nails, to have some money for bread for her family.
Monthly sponsorship will provide Aregash’s family with holistic support such as food, housing, medical care, spiritual care, counselling, education, health and life skills training, income generation and business development opportunities. Being part of HFK’s Family Empowerment Program will also give this family an opportunity to participate in many of our youth, education, and community programs.
CURRENT NEED per Month $260: Sponsor $260 per mo. | $130 per mo.| $65 per mo.
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