Meet Harmela. She is our newest sponsored child in Ethiopia.
Harmela is 6 years old and is Upper Kindergarten at her school. Harmela is from a tiny village called Adami Tulu, nestled in the rolling hills of Ethiopia about 3 hours from the capital city, Addis Ababa. It is a tiny impoverished village with about 9,000 in population.
In 2009 Lifesong partnered with Misgana Ministries to reopen a nursery school in the village.
The model that Lifesong employs in its schools – excellent education combined with two meals every school day – enable families to stay together, and kids to break the cycle of poverty and grow up into self-sufficiency. 100% of all donations to Lifesong go into the field, directly changing the lives of orphans and vulnerable children.
This project and the model of lifelong schools is very dear to me. It touches places in my soul that are really sensitive. I have mentioned before that Emme's birth mother had to give her up for a adoption simply because she couldn't afford to take care of her. This is devastating to me. It saddens me that mothers are faced with relinquishing their children because they can't feed them or put them in school or meet their basic needs. It is a huge problem in Africa and a reality to way too many. There is a simple and easy solution for this and this project is a great example. When a child is sponsored they are able to attend school where they are fed and taken care of and the family can stay together. This is beautiful to me.
How much does a sponsorship like this cost? Only $19 a month!! If you have been looking for a way to get involved in making a difference in someones life, a way to defended and care for the orphan and the least of these then click the image below to see the faces of the other children who need a sponsor. Attending school will change these children's lives and the lives of their families and ultimately their villages.
Go ahead... see a face, fall in love and make a difference.
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of the orphans. Fight for the rights of the widows. - Isaiah 1:17 NLT
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. - James 1:27 NLT