EMBRACING HOPE ETHIOPIA INC Overview
Target demographics: The poorest of the poor families with children 0 - 5 years old living in the slum areas of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The following is true of these families:
- They are making less than $1 per day.
- They are not supported by any other organization.
- It is a single parent household.
- Mom is willing to give up begging and start working.
- Without intervention they may face needing to give the child up for adoption.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 126 (2012)
Geographic areas served: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Programs: We currently have a Holistic Intervention Program for 66 Children and their mothers. These children are from the poorest of the poor homes and their father is not in the picture. A Free Day Care provides the central piece of the program as well as Nutrition, Free Health Care, Empowering, Micro-Enterprise, Education, Hygiene, Special Needs / HIV, Community Development and Psycho Social Development. We are a Christian Based Project, believing that fullness of hope, life and wholeness is found in a life of following Jesus.
We also have a Literacy Room / Childrens Library that is due to open soon.
The next aim is to replicate this project in another slum area of Addis Ababa as well as to add an after school / tutoring program.