Desta is a strong and conscientious mother currently under tremendous pressure to provide for her four children.
Desta’s husband sustained a leg injury at his construction site which never properly healed. Consequently, he is often out of the home seeking healing through an orthodox practice called ‘holy water’. This is a cleansing ritual that is done in certain bodies of water believed to have special healing properties.
Desta’s oldest son was recently beaten severely by some peers over a disagreement and is currently in a coma in the hospital. In Ethiopia the hospital does not provide food or washing, so Desta is now divided between visiting and caring for her son in hospital, while also parenting her three younger children at home. Though Desta has experience selling vegetables in the past at a marketplace, she has been so overburdened by the needs of her family that she has been unable to work in this capacity.
Through sponsorship Desta's family is able to receive holistic support such as such as food, housing, medical care, spiritual care and 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 $65: Full Sponsorship - NA| Shared - $65 per mo
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