Sponsor a child

$100 a month sponsors a child, or you can co-sponsor for $50 a month
Tiliksou

Tiliksou

Age 11

Tiliksou is the oldest brother of 5 children, he works on the streets at night at the bars selling cigarettes, cigars and tissue to support his family. He currently cannot go to school because of night job. Sponsored.

Enaddis

Enaddis

Age 9

Enaddis works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. She begs on the streets during the day to support her brothers, sisters and mother who is ill. She wants to go to school. Sponsored.

Alemo

Alemo

Age 15

Alemo works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. He also begs on the streets during the day to support himself. His father is in the area but also poor and cannot provide a place for him to live. He’s a very pleasant and respectful young man. Sponsored.

Debahsu

Debahsu

Age 7

Debahsu works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. He begs on the streets during the day to support himself. His mother is ill and cannot currently care for him. Sponsored.

Adonich

Adonich

Age 13

Adonich is the oldest sister of 3 children, she works on the streets at night at the bars selling cigarettes, cigars and tissue to support herself. She currently cannot go to school because of her work at night. Sponsored.

Behailu

Behailu

Age 8

Behailu is the younger brother of Adonich and also works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. He either begs on the streets during the day or sleeps off his night of work. He wants to go to school. Sponsored.

Lauwa

Lauwa

Age 10

Lauwa works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. She also works during the day selling eggs and other items to support herself. She has a sister named Wenshet and other sibling, most of whom also live on the streets. Sponsored.

Montebaynor

Montebaynor

Age 10

Montebaynor works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. He begs on the streets during the day to support himself. His sisters are Wenshet and Lauwa. Sponsored.

Hiwot

Hiwot

Age 16

Hiwot is the oldest of 2 sisters, she works on the streets at night at the bars selling cigarettes, cigars and tissue to support herself. Her mother is blind and begs on the streets to support herself and the younger sister Hodabaye. Sponsored.

Hodabaye

Hodabaye

Age 9

Hodabaya is the younger sister of Hiwot, she begs on the streets with their mother to support themselves. She is unable to go to school since she must beg and care for the mother. Sponsored.

Negusue

Negusue

Age 16

Negusue works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. Negusue has a younger brother who lives with their elderly grandmother who has leprosy. He would like to go to school. Sponsored.

Habtey

Habtey

Age 12

Habtey is Negusue’s younger brother and he works at night selling cigarettes, cigars, gum and tissues to bar patrons. He currently lives with his elderly grandmother who has had leprosy.  Sponsored.

What does sponsorship look like?

Our Debre Markos children are primarily children living on the streets, or in very dire situations and through you, we are helping to alleviate those conditions. Ethiopia does not have a welfare or foster care system, so it’s up to private organizations to help those in need. We are working to reunify our children with family members, and to help each family get on their feet so that they can work, eat, go to school and become contributing members of their community.