Committed to each other, their children, and the community, Tigist and her husband have worked hard their entire lives.
Tigist moved to Addis Ababa with her grandfather to continue her education after her parents could no longer afford to send her to school. Working as a maid during the day and attending evening classes, Tigist completed Grade 10, after which she travelled to Beirut to find work as a housekeeper. During this time, it became very unsafe for Ethiopian workers in several Arab countries, so she returned home with her savings. She reconnected with an old friend who eventually became her husband. When he was young his mother had died and he was raised by his older sister, but once she was married and had her own children this arrangement became more difficult. He found a home to rent and settled down with Tigist to start a family.
Living in Korah with two young children, Tigist and her husband are struggling financially. Tigist tried two different businesses, however they both failed due to unforeseen circumstances. Currently she washes clothes for people and works as a part-time maid. Her husband repairs shoes at one of the largest Ethiopian markets, however his income is sporadic, and not enough to cover the family’s basic needs.
Monthly sponsorship will provide Tigist’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 $260: Sponsor $260 per mo. | $130 per mo.| $65 per mo.