Hello. My Name is Bethlehem

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Child Profile

Age: 18 yrs old    Gender: Female
Addis Ababa
Country: Ethiopia

Financial Support


Bethlehem's Story

Bethlehem is an 18 year old girl and is in the 9th grade. Both of her parents died when she was young, and she moved to Addis from the rural town where her family lived.

Bethlehem worked as a nanny and attended school when she first moved to Addis. The mother of her employer noticed that she was a bright student, and took her in. She is able to attend school without a fee, but still has to work to meet her basic living expenses.

She is currently facing a difficult financial situation, and your generous sponsorship will help provide for her basic needs and continue to attend school.

The Country of Ethiopia

About Ethiopia
Ethiopia is the only African country that was not colonized as various European nations scrambled to divide and rule Africa. With the brief exception of the Italian occupation from 1936-1941, Ethiopia has remained an independent nation.

With a population of over 91 million people, there is an assorted collection of food, languages, customs and people groups. Ethiopia also contains a diverse landscape, including parts of the Nile River and the Great Rift Valley. As an East African landlocked country, Ethiopia is bordered by Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti.

Ethiopia, an ancient Christian nation, has deep-rooted Ethiopian Orthodox customs and practices. The Judaic-Christian roots of Ethiopia can be found in both the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Today, about half the population of Ethiopia is Christian.

Unfortunately, this country that is about twice the size of Texas has an estimated 4.3 million orphans. The children are primarily orphaned due to poverty, and live in both government-run and privately established orphanages.

The Sponsorship Program

Through our Ethiopia Sponsorship Program, you can join America World in caring for vulnerable children and their families. A wonderful thing about the sponsorship program is that you are not only able to meet a child's physical needs through monetary donation, but can also develop a relationship with your sponsor child. Since many of the children in our sponsorship program are living with their families in difficult financial circumstances, your gift will often impact not only the child, but also their family members.

Sponsorship Fees

It only costs $35.00 per month to bring a child hope for the future. Your generous, tax-deductible donation will help provide for the basic needs of your sponsored child and his or her family. You can sponsor a child by simply clicking on their profile and completing the donation information on the right side of the page.

Thank you for joining us in serving children!

Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

Child sponsorship helps provide for the basic needs of a child through an automatic, recurring contribution. If you would like to stop your donation at any time, please contact us at 800-429-3369 or sponsorship@awaa.org