Jemo is located in an overpopulated slum where most of the houses are not conducive to for living. The environment surrounding the Jemo CarePoint is damaged and corroded due to practices related to mining natural resources. The techniques used to mine these resources include detonating explosives and other harmful methods.
Many of the inhabitants in the area are impoverished daily laborers who have no reliable income to support their families. Currently, there are over 200 vulnerable children in the community. Among these, 60 percent of the children are attending classes at a nearby government school; however many parents and caregivers are unable to afford to send all of their children to school.
Jemo operates as a drop-in center, a safe place where vulnerable children can come for care and support. With the partnership of Bismarck Community Church, the children at Jemo CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Bismarck Community Church community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Jemo
Milkias (Mickey) Taye Gutema
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Jemo
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.
After checkout, you will be directed to a form where you may either upload or capture a photo of yourself. This photo will be used at the launch event at the CarePoint where the children in the program will select their “HopeChest Friend”. If you miss this step after the checkout process, you can upload a photo here.
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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 Jemo 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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