Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Survival for Ethiopian Families

Ethiopia Partners in Hope contributions are helping provide survival funds for 60 children in 27 families in northern Ethiopia. All of these families are one parent homes. Most are like Akeza's; her husband died from AIDS so she is left alone to raise her small child Yared. Since Akeza has no skills to find a job and is herself infected with AIDS, she is given enough money for rent and some food supplies every month. For special holidays, chickens are purchased for each family.

The Partnership goal is to increase job training so that most of the single mothers in the program can eventually be employed. Already, five of these mothers have received micro-loans through the Partnership program, to help them start a small business.

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