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Caleb Foundation - Save Life With Pennies Inc.

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Causes: Education, Food, Food Programs, Health, Health Support, Nutrition, Student Services

Mission: Our mission is to provide hope and resources for those who are underprivileged.

Results: Throughout the year, the organization will sponsor underprivileged children in Ethiopia. Any child or family, who has been affected by AIDS/HIV, domestic abuse, poverty, or any handicapped child, or child with a handicapped parent, qualifies for our sponsorship as long as funds are available. To date we have sponsored 201 children in Ethiopia. Our goal is to provide medication, nutrition and education to those who are in need. In our “Education for All” program, our primary focus is on underprivileged children aged 5 to 6 years old. Primary school education in Ethiopia has two cycles; one from age 7 to 10 years (grades 1 to 4) and one from age 11 to 14 years (grades 5 to 8). Secondary education also has two cycles from age 15 to 16 years (grades 9 and 10) and from age 17 to 18 years (grades 11 to 12), leading up to the national exams. The government of Ethiopia pays the monthly school fee for both primary and secondary school. However, there are the annual school registration fee and the cost of school uniforms and school supplies that are not paid for by the government of Ethiopia. Therefore, during the primary school education and secondary school education, our foundation can help underprivileged students by paying for their annual school registration fee, school uniforms and school supplies. The main challenge that underprivileged parents are facing is with children who are younger than 7 years old. Since the kindergarten school system is privately owned, the underprivileged parents are unable to afford the monthly payment to involve their children in the early education system. When these children start their primary school at grade 1, they are at a disadvantage compared with children whose parents can afford early education in kindergarten. This affects the underprivileged children both mentally and psychologically. In 2015, Education for All program, we were able to help 59 underprivileged kindergarten students to graduate from a private school. Caleb foundation believes in the old English saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. One of our main plans is to make a permanent change in underprivileged families. Therefore for our Food For All program, we picked 23 single mothers, who are struggling to provide food to their children, to start a small business with only $1,000.00 Ethiopian Birr for each, which is equivalent to $50.00 US dollar for each family. By doing so, the mothers were able to provide food for their children for the whole year.

Target demographics: children and families affected by poverty, diseases, and domestic violence.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 219 Children in Ethiopia

Geographic areas served: USA and Ethiopia

Programs: The specific purpose of Caleb Foundation – Save Life with Pennies is to support children and families affected by poverty, diseases, and domestic violence. Our mission is to provide hope and resources for those who are underprivileged. Our vision is “Education, Medication and Food for All.” We believe the purpose of life is to contribute in some way to make things better. Although we know we cannot do everything, we are sure that we can do something. Our focus is on what we can do and making sure to do it right - with passion, excellence, and integrity.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been blessed with the opportunity to work side by side with the Founder as well as board members of Caleb Foundation. It is a privilege to witness the fruit of our labor. We have assisted several children as well as single mothers in the last few years. I am looking forward to transform underprivileged children lives and build a better future for these children with Caleb Foundation. What a great Foundation to work with!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Making a difference, one child at a time! The Caleb Foundation continues to help more and more kids by making it possible for kids to attend school by providing the necessary tools to do so. The dedication of the founder and the people who support the foundation made it possible for this foundation to thrive and accomplish a lot more in the past few years.

Board Member

Rating: 5

A small non profit that is making big difference in sending children to school and making families lead better lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of serving as a Board Member and volunteer of the Caleb Foundation for a year. Throughout my involvement with the organization, I have been very impressed by the dedication, passion, thoughtfulness and compassion of the leadership and volunteers. Caleb Foundation does a tremendous job in providing over 200 underprivileged children in Ethiopia with access to education, food and healthcare. I strongly believe that education is key to an individual’s success, an antidote to the cycle of poverty and the pathway by which communities become better. It has been an honor to be part of an organization that makes such a meaningful contribution to society. I look forward to the continued growth and impact of this organization on the lives of poverty-stricken children in Ethiopia.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My experience with The Caleb Foundation headed by Tenadam Alemu Germa and it's Staff Members is one of Compassion and Excellency. They are highly motivated to bring life giving assistance to people of all ages. Through Education, Medical, Food and other supportive needs that is essential to a thriving household and community. I am impressed by their relentless dedication and strong Faith in God as they accomplish their objectives. As a supporter of The Caleb Foundation it is my prayer that they excell, grow and achieve all of their humanitarian goals for years to come!!

Hanna K.

Donor

Rating: 5

A great foundation for a great cause. Organizations like Caleb Foundation who are for the underprivileged innocent children and their family is a worthy organization to support. Your hard work and labor of love is inspiring! I wish you continued blessings and success in all that you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great foundation to be part of help children get the education they deserve to have at an early age. I am happy to support such a foundation that put the need of the children first who are our future.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of my well respected professors introduced me to this organization - http://savelifewithpennies.org/. After scanning through the site, two things came to my mind along with raised goose bums in my body:

1. Holy work being done by this group.
2. All lives have equal worth, so why some human beings have to suffer?

Reading through the stories, looking at atrocious living conditions, lack of hope and opportunity, I ran high on emotions looking at the way the innocent children are bring helped. Glaringly it appears how much difference this organization is making in Ethiopia. There vision to invest in the future, by investing in the children, is worth emulating. I wish such work gains national/international attention.
Agreed! Their contributions are minuscule, but to make it big, we have to start somewhere. They are doing noble work. I am inspired and feel privileged to spread the word.

2 Jack59

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

hard-working board, worthwhile model. will make great impact in Ethiopia.

Donor

Rating: 5

Caleb foundation is a unique organization, in Ethiopia, that assists over 200 individuals in the areas of food, medicine, and education. Unlike other nonprofit organizations, the Caleb foundation provides this support regardless of any ethnic and religious backgrounds. I'm proud to be a supporter of such an awesome organization that is run by selfless individuals that have a family of their own, but are committed to make a difference in the world by taking the necessary steps to accomplish this.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member and volunteer of Caleb Foundation since 2012. The Lord has done a lot through Caleb Foundation! Over 200 under privileged children in Ethiopia are getting the assistance from the Foundation to accomplish one of the most important things in their life, Education. There is no better way to help a community than reaching out to helpless children. Caleb Foundation is giving back to the community by taking care of their tuition fees, school supplies and uniform. It is heartwarming to be part of a great non-profit organization like Caleb Foundation.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member with Caleb Foundation for the past two years and I have had the pleasure and honor of working for the organization. I have been impressed time to time with the quality of the volunteers and staff, the knowledge, passion and thoughtfulness with which all decisions are approached. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Caleb Foundation is aimed for great things. I have the privilege of working closely with the board members as well as the management of this Organization. I have witnessed the integrity and hard work that goes into Helping Underprivileged Children and also the campaign to deliver Food, Medication and Education for all. All proceeds that any one donates to Caleb Foundation goes directly to the families and Children that this Organization is aimed at Helping. This is the type of Charity Organization I have been looking for and I would recommend them to all my friends as well as family members.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I love Caleb Foundation, they help over 200 kids with medical and school supplies in Ethiopia and more please support this foundation.

Tsegamlak G.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love this foundation , it's stands for a great cause. Hope to see it grow big !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing NGO lead by some incredible people. They are at the forefront helping children in need in Ethiopia. They do outstanding work by providing school fees/supplies/food for children stricken in poverty. If you are looking for an NGO to donate to you have picked the right one. They provide for more than 200 children changing lives. Kudos to all of you at Caleb's Foundation