Burayu is located on the northwest border of the capital city, Addis Ababa.

The community of Burayu is comprised of a population of approximately 205,000 individuals. The town’s main industries consist of small-scale food and oil manufacturing, as well as woodworking factories. A large percentage of the population is unemployed. Eight primary schools and one high school within the town indicate that the majority of the children do not complete their education. One of the contributing factors to children dropping out of school is that parents and guardians often cannot afford the school uniforms required by the local government for their child to attend school.

Many impoverished children in the Burayu area are vulnerable to malnourishment and often eat one meal a day. Homes are crammed full of extended family members and neighbors who are unable to support their own children.

With the partnership of the Sue Dood Connect Community, the children at Burayu CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Sue Dood Connect Community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Burayu

Yared Ayele
Program Manager

Tenbit Zeleke
Community Relationship Manager

Orion Netsanet
Strategic Partnership Director

Sue Dood
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Burayu

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 Burayu 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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