Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia Almaz Yehitsanat Masadegia Dirijit Orphanage Be A HERO14
  • Ethiopia Ebenezer Community Aid Orphanage Be A HERO14
  • Maranatha Gospel Ministry Hope for the Hopeless Orphanage Addis Ababa Ethiopia Be A HERO
  • Mojo Meserete Kristos Orphanage School Addis Ababa Ethiopial Be A HERO
  • Remember the Poorest Community  Orphanage Adama Ethiopia Be A HERO
  • The Shepherds Fold Orphanage Addis Ababa Ethiopia Be A HERO
 

Homelessness

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Homeless Be A HERO

Poverty leads to orphans and homelessness.

  • 150 million children live on the street.
  • Action International says that by 2020 there will be 800 million homeless children.
  • The UN says that the street children situation is one of the worst crises facing the nations of the world.
  • This is a disaster

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 25, par. 1

Extreme Poverty

on Sunday, 30 December 2012. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, Ghana, FAQ, Projects, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Extreme Poverty, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

Extreme Poverty Be A HEROAverage Gross National Income for every man, women, and child in America is $35,060. World Development Bank, 2003.

  • Of the 24 mostly Western Developed Nations (including NA, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand etc.)  Population of 900 million, the GNI is $27,000 USD
  • Compare this to the fact that 1.2 billion people live on under $1.00 a day and 2.7 billion people live on under $2.00 USD a day.
  • 500 million people are hungry and another 500 million are so poor that they don’t consume enough food to render them productive.
  • Because of poverty 33,000 children (mostly under-five-year-olds) die every day due to preventable diseases – diarrhea, measles, malaria, and malnutrition – that is more than one child dying every 3 seconds.
  • 55% of all child deaths (17 million deaths a year) are just because the children are hungry.
  • Poverty is at the root of most of that which contributes to 'children becoming at risk'.

Current Project - Almaz Yehitsanat Masadegia Dirijit Orphanage - Adama, Ethiopia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Ethiopia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Orphans

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City: Adama, Ethiopia
Project: Orphanage
Partner: Almaz Yehitsanat Masadegia Dirijit
Number of Children: 20

Established in 2004, Almaz Yehitsanat Masadegia Dirijit ("Almaz") is a ministry working with street and orphaned children. It’s objective is to reduce and alleviate the plight of orphans and street children in Nazareth (Adama) and to improve the social development of the community. Run by a local couple, Ashenafi and Almaz Haile, this orphanage provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention, as well as offering vocational training.

Current Project - Ebenezer Community Aid - Orphanage - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Ethiopia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Orphans

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City: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Project: Orphanage
Partner: Ebenezer Community Aid Organization
Number of Children: 50 currently supported; 150 waiting to receive support

Located in the Kotebe area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ebenezer Community Development and Aid Organization ("ECDAD") is a humanitarian organization that helps street children and AIDS orphans within the community. Currently, ECDAD operates a program called Prevention, Rehabilitation, Connection and Integration ("PRCI") which provides basic necessities for needy children.

Current Project - Maranatha Gospel Ministry - Hope for the Hopeless Orphanage -Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Ethiopia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Orphans

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City: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Project:  Hope for the Hopeless Orphanage
Partner:  Maranatha Gospel Ministry
Number of Children: 20 on campus; 75 placed with families of the church for continued support.

The Maranatha Gospel Ministry ("Maranatha") was established in 1993 to foster the growth and development of female street children in Ethiopia. Originally, it was only able to offer the children lunch on a daily basis because it did not have a facility. Now they have two homes and care for both boys and girls. Maranatha's goal is to place children with a family. Most, if not all, of the families are poor, so the Ministry continues to provide basic necessities for the children such as food, clothing, medical care, and educational aid.

Current Project - Mojo Meserete Kristos - Orphanage & School - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Ethiopia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans

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City: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Project: Orphanage, Church &  School
Partner: Mojo Meserete Kristos
Number of Children: 180

Mojo Meserete Kristos is a church that takes the role given to them by the scriptures very seriously. Along with supporting adults and widows in need, the church opened an orphanage that has children ranging in age from 2 to 14 years old. These children attend school which is also run by the church. The children are provided with basic necessities such as food, medical care, clothing, and psychological services. Many of the children have medical issues which would not be addressed if they were on the street.

 

Current Project - The Shepherd's Fold - Orphanage - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Ethiopia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Orphans

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City: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Project:  Orphanage
Partner: The Shepherd's Fold
Number of Children: 50 currently supported; 350 waiting to receive support.

The Shepherd's Fold Alliance ("TFSA" means "hope" in Amharic) is a humanitarian organization, founded by three churches in Addis, that helps street children, orphans, and children whose parents are in dire need. The program specifically targets orphaned children because they are the most likely to be abused and exploited. Rather than housing all of the children, the majority are sheltered and cared for by extended family or foster parents. This not only alleviates some of the financial burdens of TFSA, but it also gives the children a semblance of family life and normalcy.

Current Project - Remember the Poorest Community - Orphanage - Adama, Ethiopia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Ethiopia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Orphans

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City: Adama, Ethiopia
Project: Orphanage
Partner: Remember the Poorest Community
Number of Children: 200

RPC supports an orphanage that has approximately 200 children ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old. These children attend school which is also run by the church. The children are provided with basic necessities such as food, medical care, clothing, and psychological services. Rehabilitation is the end goal so that the children may have a chance to successfully join the community and to become self-sustaining adults.

Orphans

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Orphans 2 Be A HERO

Every day 5,760 more children become orphans

UNICEF and global partners define an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents.

By this definition there were over 132 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2005.

This large figure represents not only children who have lost both parents, but also those who have lost a father but have a surviving mother or have lost their mother but have a surviving father.

Of the more than 132 million children classified as orphans, only 13 million have lost both parents. Evidence clearly shows that the vast majority of orphans are living with a surviving parent grandparent, or other family member. 95 per cent of all orphans are over the age of five.

Human Trafficking - More Info

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Extreme Poverty, Swaziland, Exploitation, Uganda, Human Trafficking, Zimbabwe, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, The Philippines

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Warning: Some of the content of this article is disturbing - reporting treatment of trafficking victims.

What is human trafficking? According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), human trafficking is defined as, "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation."

HIV/AIDs and other diseases

on Sunday, 30 December 2012. Posted in Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, The Facts, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, FAQ, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Extreme Poverty, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

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HIV/Aids
Of the 22 million people who have died of AIDS, 4.5 million of them have been children.

In 2006 there were 11 million AIDS orphans in the Sub Sahara. That is a staggering 10%, or one in every ten children is an orphan. This is twice as many as society can care for.

In South Africa, 50% of all the teenage girls who are now 15 years old, will be dead of AIDS in ten years.

Malaria
Around the world, 3.3 billion people are at risk of contracting malaria.

Tuberculosis
There were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB in 2011 (including 1.1 million cases among people with HIV) and an estimated 1.4 million deaths (including 430,000 people with HIV), making this disease one of the world's biggest infectious killers.

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