Mekdes' Family

Having lost both parents at a young age in northern Ethiopia, Mekdes arrived in Addis on her own at 12 years old.

Mekdes is a quiet, 25 year old single mother with an 8 month old daughter. She was able to find people to take her in for 3 years and later secured employment as a maid to support herself. Mekdes married and her husband brought in an income, however, during her pregnancy he disappeared. At this point she became homeless and gave birth to her child on the street. Passersby helped her to a health clinic where she was able to stay for a few days. She was referred to HFK by an agency that works with pregnant women in crisis. Mekdes and her baby are in good health and she is eager to have daycare services so that she can learn some skills and start working. 

Through sponsorship Mekdes' 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, education, and children's programs.

Current Need per Month $260:   Full Sponsorship -  $130 per mo.| Shared - $65 per mo


US Sponsorship:

For U.S. sponsorships/tax receipts, please use the "GIve a U.S. Donation" button and enter the name of who you are sponsoring in the notes field. In dropdown menu, allocate to #2 Family Empowerment & Sponsorship. 

Once recieved, HFK's Sponsorship Manager will contact you and confirm your family.


Canadian Sponsorship:

For Canadian sponsorships/tax receipts, please use the secure online donation form below. FOR U.S. SPONSORSHIPS/TAX RECEIPTS, PLEASE USE THE U.S. DONATE BUTTON ABOVE.