Today’s Family to Sponsor – Imagine living on 28 cents per day

Here it today’s family to sponsor.

You’ve heard the statistics about the number of people who live on less than $1 per day, but imagine if you had to live on significantly less.  Try 28 cents.    That is what today’s family, Gadisi and her 9 month old daughter Kidist were trying to live off of before coming into the EHE Project.  As you can imagine, they were not making it.

Everyday they would spend time sitting along the road begging, but at the end of the day they were only brining in about 5 ETB (28 cents).  Part of this is due to the circumstances surrounding Gadisi getting pregnant. Part of it is due to Gadisi’s young age (she’s 20) and the fact that she only has a 3rd grade education.  She had little opportunity and little hope.

But now things are changing for Gadisi and Kidist.  They are no longer begging and dignity is being restored.  Gadisi is free to go to work and Kidist is getting good nutrition, medical care, socialization and early childhood education.   And best of all, Kidist gets to go home with Gadisi every night.  They are still a family that is intact.

Please consider partnering with families like Gadisi and Kidist.  Through your partnership, they are receiving a great opportunity to see their family stay together and also to break cycles that in many cases have been in place for generations.

If you would like more information about Gadisi and Kidist’s story, click here.

To sponsor Gadisi and Kidist, or one of 38 other families who have stories very similar to them, please visit

Here’s the difference you get to make:

Full Sponsorships cost $136 per month, but it is also possible to do a partial sponsorship of $34, $68 or $108 per month.

Your sponsorship provides the following: Free Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Education and After School care for older children, Hygiene Supplies, Free Health Care for Mom and Child, 2 Nutritious Meals per day plus Snack, Extra Nutritional Support for 80% of the children, Clothing, One on one social worker attention, Life Skills Training for Moms, Micro-Grants, Special Supports for Special Cases including HIV, and Literacy Development.

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