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
Community Partnership Manager
Moore, Morgan, and Brown Families
HopeChest Partnership Leaders
Empower a Child at Shashemene Gofa Sefer
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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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