The Difference a Bit of Caring Makes – Zwudalem and Endalk
You hear us talk about family sponsorships all of the time, but does it truly make a difference?
Consider the story of Zwudalem and her son Endalk. In the Fall of 2015, Zwudalem was begging along the roadside with 11 month old Endalk. This dignity stripping activity was leaving her without any honour, hope nor provision. She had no one to watch Endalk and he was malnourished and having some health issues. What should a Mom in this kind of situation do? She loved Endalk 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 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. You will see that now Endalk is nourished, developing and healthy! He no longer begs along a roadside, but now he is interacting with other children and among some great caregivers. And he gets to go home with Mom every single night! AND Zwudalem is doing great. She is WORKING on a construction site, paying her rent (which is an unthinkable achievement for many young Moms in Kore’) and is saving a bit. 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 Zwudalem is grateful!
But we need your help. For families such as Zwudalem and Endalk, 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 Zwudalem’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.