The Difference a Bit of Caring Makes – Almaz and Hiwot
What difference does Family Sponsorship make?
Consider the story of Almaz and her twins – Hiwot and Biruk. In the Fall of 2015 Almaz was living in a plastic tarp house with her children, including an older daughter who EHE sends to school. She never had a formal education which left her illliterate. She was caring for the twins while trying to find a bit of income going from house to house washing clothing and baking injera. This situation was not working. Her family was malnourished. Biruk was sick with an awful infection. She had no hope.
What should a Mom in this kind of situation do? She loved her kids with all that she was – yet how would they ever make it?
Here is their original intake video.
EHE’s intervention for this family is simple. Provide Day Care. Provide Early Childhood Education. Provide Health Care. Provide 3 meals and a snack everyday to boost nutrition. Provide Social Work. Provide school for the older child. Provide Micro-Savings. Provide Community. Provide some Basic Needs. Provide Adult Literacy Education. Take the burden off of Mom in an individualised way while nurturing a child in a holistic way.
Providing the love of Jesus in practical ways for both Mom and child.
This simple intervention has resulted in a gradual change. The family’s update is below. Now the twins are growing and in great health. The twins are not being carried from place to place where they were not wanted by house owners while Almaz would work. They are safe in a nurturing and caring environment where they are getting an early childhood education and socialisation with other children.
Almaz is working as a worker on a construction site and has doubled her salary. She is now able to provide a better living situation for her family, has purchased household goods, is starting to save and also is attending Literacy Classes! (An update is below).
Dignity is being restored for her, she has hope and she has a group of women around her now.
Dignity is being restored to this family one step at a time and it is making a world of difference! This family is being preserved and Almaz is grateful!
But we need your help. For families such as Almaz, Biruk and Hiwot, we took them into the project without sponsors in place. It is how we always do it – we invite families in, trusting that God will speak into the hearts of folks to sponsor them long term. Is God speaking to you today?
Would you partner with us through family sponsorship for families like Almaz’s as well as others?
You can view those families that need sponsors at www.EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com/sponsorships/
Thank you for making a difference in their lives – one step at a time.