Meet one of the Families!
Over the next couple of weeks we will be introducing you to some of the families that we are partnering with in holistic ways. Stop back each weekday to meet a new family! All of these families live in and around Kore in difficult settings and with incredibly difficult pasts. Please take some time to pray for this family – we believe prayer to be a key in the process of them embracing hope in all of life. We also have 4 sponsorship slots available ($34/month) for this family (or a full sponsorship for $136/month), so please spread the word and consider a sponsorship as a family, a small group, a church or office.
Abeba and her son, Fikadu
Abeba and her son Fikadu are striking people. Having grown up in a slum area in Addis known as Kechene and now living in Kore, one thing is obvious in meeting Abeba – despite harsh circumstances in life, she has stayed soft. Both she and her son Fikadu can light up a room with their smiles.
Fikadu is 10 months old and since Abeba is his only caregiver, it makes life difficult. Fikadu is her responsibility to care for and also provide for. With no welfare system or safety net in place nor family supports, this means that Abeba has had to try to find day labor jobs which pay merely a few Ethiopian Birr while also taking Fikadu to the job with her.
Abeba is 26 years old and is well educated (for the area) having received an 8th Grade education…but she just needs some support around her to help her become more sustainable.
She, like the other vulnerable families we work with, live on that delicate edge of not making it. However, her love for Fikadu is so evident that it is obviously important that there be adequate supports and empowering
If you’d like a bit more information about Fikadu and his mom Abeba, click on the link below.
Thank you for praying for this beautiful family and for considering sponsoring them.