Shone Gerbe CarePoint is located in the southern region of Ethiopia, approximately 175 miles from the capital city, Addis Ababa.

A number of families among the Shone community are small-scale farmers, utterly dependent on the weather and the amount of rainfall each year. The community is impacted by a lack of access to clean water which makes the community susceptible to disease. Parents and guardians of children at the CarePoint have started self-help savings groups as they work toward starting income-generating activities.

With the partnership of Mosaic Church, the children at Shone Gerbe CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Mosaic Church Community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Shone Gerbe

Andualem Negussie
Program Manager

Tenbit Zeleke
Community Relationship Manager

Orion Netsanet
Strategic Partnership Director

Gabe Forsyth
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Shone Gerbe

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.

For many orphaned or impoverished children, decisions are made for them. The Friendship Model empowers children to make an individual choice about their future and removes the stigma of the child as a victim in need of help. Learn more about the Friendship Model.

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 Shone Gerbe 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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