The Onesimus Children Development Association is a nonprofit organization, established in 2006 in Addis Ababa. Onesimus seeks to rescue Ethiopia’s at-risk children, ensuring they remain in or return to a loving home.
The organization focuses its efforts on the rehabilitation and family integration of street children by running a drop-in center, as well as providing a halfway home for older children who have no family to live with. The drop-in center offers a safe place for children to come off the streets, receive food, participate in classes to prepare for formal education, and receive counsel and support from the CarePoint. Currently, Onesimus works with two primary groups of children: those who are on the verge of “streetism” and those who are full-time street children.
With the partnership of Olivet Lutheran Church, the children at Onesimus CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Olivet Lutheran Church community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Onesimus
Milkias (Mickey) Taye Gutema
Olivet Lutheran Church
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Onesimus
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 Onesimus 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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