Hawa's Family

Thank you! We are pleased to share that Hawa is fully sponsored!

Hawa and her three children live in desperate conditions and often go without food for an entire day. 

During her childhood Hawa worked on a farm as a shepherd and did not have a chance to go to school. She came to Addis Ababa at the age of 15, in search of a better living, and worked for four years as a maid. Hawa’s first husband died after six years of marriage, and her second husband abandoned the family, leaving Hawa unsupported and trying to care for her children on her own. Hawa’s eldest son has special needs and attends a program for students with disabilities, however he is often sick and stays with Hawa on those days. Because of this, it is difficult for Hawa to find employment, and she ends up begging for money to pay the house rent. Their home is a small wood and mud hut near the city garbage dump, and next to the latrine, which can sometimes overflow into their home during the rainy season. Hawa’s willingness to work and her skills in basket weaving will give her the opportunity to create a better life for her children.

Monthly sponsorship will provide Hawa’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 daycare, education, and community programs.

CURRENT NEED per Month $0:  Sponsor NA | NA

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