Poverty, disease, poor education, high unemployment and a variety of other socio-economic factors are destroying the family unit in Ethiopia. Our desire is to facilitate programs that meet basic needs and to promote self-sustainability among the neediest individuals. One key area of emphasis is assisting families with young children. By targeting this extremely vulnerable segment of the Ethiopian population, we hope to provide at-risk parents a safe refuge for their young children, spiritual and emotional training for the whole family and business opportunities to foster long-term success.
We ask three things from our families who commit to sponsoring a family:
1. Weekly prayer for your family by name
2. Financial support
3. Online communication with your family three times a year
(facilitated through the Adera website)
Your monthly donation of $100.00 will provide the following:
Unemployment in Addis Ababa is at 33%. Many of our families have little or no education and thus find it difficult to obtain viable employment. Many resort to foraging the dump or begging on the streets. Adera employs a social worker who runs regular job and life-skill training programs and utilizes the Get Hope* materials to equip women in business development and providing for their families. Your donation to the Open Door program will enable Adera to equip more men and women to find employment and provide for their families. The present training is in food preparation, hairdressing, child care, and tailoring. The participant chooses the desired training and then the Open Door provides the needed instruction to equip them for sustainable income.
* A curriculum designed for illiterate or low-level literate women in developing countries who want to provide a brighter future for their families and improve their own lives by learning ways to build and grow their existing businesses.