Welcome to the Debre Markos Project
This project is set in the town of, you guessed it, Debre Markos, Ethiopia. Debre Markos is located in East-Central Ethiopia in the Amhara Region with a population of about 63,000. The drive to reach Debre Markos from Addis is a long but stunningly beautiful ride though farm lands and across the Blue Nile Gorge.
We were made aware of the large population of street children mostly trafficked into the town from outlying villages. Our team of folks visited this town in July 2016, and were moved by these children and their stories. There are children as young as 6 yrs old living on the streets. There are many child led house holds and the prevalence of alcohol abuse and prostitution is astounding.
Our goal is to get these kids off the streets and into a family type setting. We will be providing them an education, tutoring, meals and healing. We will also be providing an outreach program for those that are not able or willing to be in the home. We will also eventually offer job training for area women who have been trafficked, and provide support to a local orphanage.
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We anticipate it to be about $75 a month to sponsor these kids, this will include, rent, meals, staff, education and medical needs. If $75 a month is too much, would you consider a donation of any amount to help us bring freedom and healing to these children?