Abandoned by her family, Mintiwab has significant health challenges that impact her ability to provide for her family.
Mintiwab is a resilient mother with one 5 year old daughter. She has been married to her husband Sisay for 10 years. No one in the family has ever received an education. Sisay has a physical disability that leaves him dependent on a crutch in order to walk, while Mintiwab struggles with epilepsy and other health challenges. They beg on the street in order to have enough to eat one or two meals per day.
Because Mintiwab's mental and physical health conditions are not obvious to others, she states that sometimes people are hesitant to help her and at times the family does not eat at all. Both parents have experienced discrimination due to their disabilities and have been abandoned by their families. In spite of these many challenges, Mintiwab has skills in basket weaving and is eager to change her life through empowerment related activities.
Monthly sponsorship will provide Mintiwab'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 $130: Full Sponsorship - $130 per mo.| Shared - $65 per mo
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