The Difference a Bit of Caring makes – Besufekad, Fasika and Adina
Here is another story of a family’s life that has been made much different through sponsorship.
Adina has 3 children, two of whom are full time in the project and an older daughter who EHE supports to send to school. In the Fall of 2015, Adina was trying to work day labor jobs while also caring for the two youngest children who are twins Besufekad and Fasika. They were one year old at the time and Adina was not making it. They were sharing a small room with 6 people, the twins were malnourished and she had lost hope. Without some kind of intervention, there is no way this Mom would have made it.
Here is the initial intake video:
EHE’s intervention for this family is simple. Provide Day Care. Provide Early Childhood Education. Provide 3 meals and a snack everyday to boost nutrition and battle malnutrition for the twins. Provide Health Care. Provide Social Work. Provide Micro-Savings. Provide Community. Provide some Basic Needs. 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.
Life is much different for this family now. You can read Fasika and Adina’s update below. Adina is so happy to be free to go to work. And now she does so knowing that her children are well cared for, being socialised, having fun and growing healthy. Her income is still not much, but she is enjoying working as a houseworker. Adina also is now attending Adult Literacy classes and learning to read and write at almost age 40! She now has women around her and together they are deepening their community. It is beautiful to watch her bloom in dignity.
And the twins are doing so well. Besufekad and Fasika are no longer malnourished. They are growing healthy and are such bright and joyful 2 year olds. They are now walking and running and love to play with building blocks. They are getting to be 2 year olds and develop alongside of other children. It is beautiful to see.
Dignity is being restored for each member of this family one step at a time. This family is being preserved and Adina is grateful!
But we need your help. For families such as Adina and the twins, 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 Adina’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.