We empower Ethiopians to help themselves to clean water, medical attention and education.
About Habesha Momma
What is a Habesha? Habesha (HA-beh-shah) means a group of people inhabiting the horn of Africa, and many Ethiopians use the term to identify themselves as native to Ethiopia.
In our many travels to Ethiopia, we have found that there were many Ethiopians that wanted to give back to their communities, yet needed a little extra help. Through many conversations, much prayer and with the help of people with like passion, the organization of Habesha Momma was formed to help those people make the change they want to see in their own communities.
With a population of over 94 million roughly 30 % of the population lives in extreme poverty. Contributors to these statistics are lack of access to primary education, child labor, HIV, as well as lack of sanitation and clean water. Working together to raise awareness, provide education, and offer clean water will be the first step to changing these statistics if even for a few.
Our first major project is a primary school in the town of Hawassa, Ethiopia. Several kilometers outside of Addis, Hawassa is a resort town to many. This brings people in from the countryside looking for jobs. If they are unable to find jobs they end up begging and looking for other ways to work. There are many children unable to afford an education here, so we have stepped in to help those children. Our goal is to provide a free yet individualized and specialized education to these children. We will focus on their strengths and individual talents. We opened the Mulat Knowledge School with KG, or Kindergarten in November of 2015 and as we grow and gain accreditation we will add more children each year. Our goal is to have 100 children registered by September 2016.
We look forward to sharing this growth with you.
We have plans to work with the families of the children in our school to help with any identified needs as well as well as within the community. This will be an ongoing process based on need and resources.
Habesha Momma is already changing lives in Ethiopia!
We our bringing immediate access to health and hope to the people of Ethiopia by providing clean water for people in villages that do not currently have access to clean water through Friendly Water for the World and bio-sand water filters. For around $100 you can provide clean water for a family for up to 30 years. We have already funded and installed 25 water filters in the town of Sebeta, and have a goal to fund another 25 in 2016.
Other outreach efforts that took place in 2014 and 2015, included delivering clothing and shoes collected by local churches and groups, we also delivering school supplies to a school in Korah, Ethiopia, helping with a feeding program on Entoto Mountain and supplies to our school in Hawassa.
We hope to eventually be able to provide scholarships to Ethiopian students hoping to attend university or higher education, who cannot afford it on their own. Provide HIV awareness programs, provide feeding programs in identified areas, provide support to organizations helping street children, research opportunities to provide safe programs for women and children caught in trafficking and helping them find a way off the streets and into hope…. more on this to come!