Werke's Family

Werke is a shy, young woman who is raising her special needs, 3 year old daughter on her own.

She first came to Addis 10 years ago from a small city in northern Ethiopia and worked for five years as a maid.  After she gave birth to their daughter she was no longer able to work due to the special needs of her child.  

After being separated from her husband, Werke and her daughter now live alone in a small metal room located near the trash dump in Korah.  Werke has been unable to do some of the previous forms of income generation that she once did as her daughter’s needs require significant time and attention. To make some money, she washes clothes when she can, with her daughter sitting beside her. Her current income is not enough to pay for food and rent. It is equivalent to $18 CAD per month. Werke has often despaired about her multiple challenges and her child’s future. 

Monthly sponsorship will provide Werke's family with holistic support 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 and children's programs.

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

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