Nejat is a strong mother of two young children who was raised by her widowed mother.
She had to stop her own education after grade 2, when they could no longer afford school supplies. Ten years ago, she came to work as a maid in Addis Ababa to help support her mother. She got married to her husband Mujib, and together they have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. Mujib had intestinal surgery, so his employment options are quite limited by his health condition. The family regularly skips meals, and their 1 year old’s strength and development are being severely impacted by this malnutrition. Nejat is motivated and previously tried to sell coffee at a marketplace. However, this business failed when nearby vendors felt threatened by her business taking away from their profitability.
Through sponsorship Nejat'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, education, and children's programs.
Current Need per Month $260: Full Sponsorship - $130 per mo.| Shared - $65 per mo
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