Burdened with severe back pain, Tisige is a quiet single mom working hard just to provide one daily meal for herself and her 2.5 year old daughter.
Growing up in the northern region of Ethiopia, she was mostly raised by an uncle as her parents left her when she was a young child. In search of better employment, Tisige came to Addis about 8 years ago and worked as a maid. She met her husband there, however, once he found out she was pregnant he left her and her life has been very difficult since.
As her income is uncertain and mostly insufficient, her rent for her one room home is often late and takes priority over food. She finds it very challenging to feed her daughter and herself more than one meal a day. As well, Tisige has a disk problem which results in severe back pain and constant headaches. She presently washes clothes and sells ceremonial grass on holy days to make money. She has baked commercially in the past but is looking for a solid skill that will engage her as she is willing to work hard to support her and her daughter.
This monthly sponsorship will provide Tisige's family with 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 education, community and children's programs.
Current Need per Month $260: Full Sponsorship - $130 per mo.| Shared - $65 per mo.
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