Maritu's Family

Maritu and her husband Beyadge have been married for 20 years and they have spent many of those years providing for their 3 children through begging or scavenging at the garbage dump.

Her husband was forced to stop working after becoming ill and being diagnosed with asthma & pulmonary TB.  Maritu continued scavenging on her own and collecting anything valuable to resell.  Her options for earning an income are very limited as she is illiterate and has had no formal education. Meseret, their oldest daughter, helps to support their family by embroidering, often late in to the night by candlelight.  Meseret also attends college through HFK's post-secondary sponsorship program.

Through sponsorship Maritu's family will be 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 community and youth programs.

Current Need per Month $130: Full Sponsorship - $130 per mo. | Shared - $65 per mo.


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