Shashemene Gofa Sefer CarePoint

Shashemene is located in the Oromia region, approximately 150 miles south from the capital city, Addis Ababa. The town’s population of nearly 800,000 people is rich in diversity. Malnutrition affects a large percentage of the children in this area, causing more than 50 percent of the mortality rate among children under five years old. Increasing rates of unemployment and food price escalation contributes to nutritional insecurity in Shashemene.

Most people who live in Shashemene work hard running small street businesses or work as daily laborers. Overall, the area is dominated by low economic status households that are unable to send children to school. Moreover, poor sanitation, unclean water, overcrowded living environments, and high prevalence of HIV are some of the major challenges in this community.

Shashemene Gofa CarePoint serves as a drop-in center — a safe place for vulnerable children to come for care and support. With the partnership of Kacy Morgan Connect Community, the children at Shashemene Gofa CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Kacy Morgan Connect Community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Shashemene Gofa Sefer

Milkias (Mickey) Taye Gutema
Country Director

Justin Petrochko
Community Partnership Manager

Moore, Morgan, and Brown Families
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Shashemene Gofa Sefer

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.

Your meaningful gift to fund a project at Shashemene Gofa Sefer 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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