Shashemene Betale CarePoint

Shashemene Betale CarePoint is located in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, south of the capital city, Addis Ababa.

The Addis Ababa – Djibouti Railway, which is major trade route re-establishing the historical “silk road” and provides access to the sea, runs through Shashemene. Despite the new railway positively impacting the Shashemene community, poor sanitation and malnutrition are prevalent in this area.

With the partnership of the Trinity Lutheran Church and School, the children at Shashemene Betale CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Trinity Lutheran Church and School also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Shashemene Betale

Milkias (Mickey) Taye Gutema
Country Director

Justin Petrochko
Community Partnership Manager

Scott Bartz
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Shashemene Betale

Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.

Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.

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HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.

A fundraiser for Shashemene Betale CarePoint is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.

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