a single father
Friday, October 26, 2012
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO MEET
Two years ago, she unexpectedly became a widow
when her husband died in a tragic accident.
Yesewlke’s family suffers from extreme poverty as she and her 5 children ages 15, 11, 10, 8 and 3 sleep on the dirt floor of a sparse, dilapidated Korah hut. Daily she goes into Addis begging and makes about 3 – 5 etb (17 – 28 cents). Yesewlke saves this money for the $12 monthly rent which is needed to keep the tiny, one room hovel that she lives in. This leaves no money for the feeding of her children, let alone herself. She is a skinny lady, with no shoes and dressed in rags. Yesewlke scrounges and begs for their daily bread. This mother and these children desperately need a sponsor. If you think you might like to bring HOPE to this family, please read below for more information. You can change their lives!
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO MEET
a single father
who is raising three beautiful daughters on his own.
His family is in dire need of a sponsor! This gentleman has suffered great loss, not only is he a widower, but he can no longer work. Both of his hands & feet have been severely disfigured and disabled by leprosy. When meeting him, I could not help but wonder in all of this, what has happened to his heart? He has had leprosy for over 38 years! Daily he begs for his family’s survival, making 6 – 7 etb (33-38 cents) per day. His oldest daughter is only 17 and she is a courageous girl as she juggles her schooling while caring for her father, her sisters (ages 14 & 6), making food when available, laundry and up keeping the home. When asked what her interests were, she likes cultural dancing, but other than that she was not sure as she spends most of her time at home carrying the weight of this responsibility. You could offer this family a HOPE and a FUTURE – You could make a difference! For more information, please see below.
THE HFK FAMILY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
This program takes action towards breaking the cycle of extreme poverty for families living in Korah. It provides an opportunity for families to move out of this critical state through better living conditions, food, healthcare, education and relationship. The goal is for families to become involved with income generation and community development projects which promote self-empowerment, giving back to their community and leading to healthy, stable and self-sustainable families.
“KEEPING FAMILIES HEALTHY AND KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER.”
We also desire to give families in North America the opportunity to understand the needs of families in a third world country and the privilege of “Working Together for Hope” by building a relationship through meaningful family sponsorship; providing sponsors with unique opportunities to walk alongside and connect with their sponsored family.
If you are interested in learning more about the HFK Family Sponsorship Program or would be interested in sponsoring one of the above families, please email Eve Pohl at email@example.com
Friday, October 19, 2012
How much fun to be able to deliver mail from one side of the world to the other!! And how much more fun when you are delivering it from one child to another!! It was such a blessing to have this opportunity and it required many hours of work by many people, not only behind the scenes in Canada, but at the scene in both Korah and the Sheshemene Boarding School. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN ETHIOPIA, CANADA AND THE U.S. WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!
Below you will see some of the photographs showing the Brother Sister Friend (BSF) party we had in Korah. It was wild and crazy! Over 240 children attended and I am so thankful for EVERY leader and helper that came to the party to help out… we could not have done it without you!! There were goodie bags and letters to deliver, to translate from English to Amharic, to write from Amharic to English, NEW Brother Sister Friend cards to fill out, songs to sing, cookies and soda to give out and crowds to control… FUN! FUN! FUN! And we were all exhausted by the end of it! :)
Further down you will also see pictures from our trip south of Addis to the Sheshemene Boarding School. Many of these children are also matched with Brother Sister Friends and