Woyiraboya is a small community about 230 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Most of the people there are small farmers or resell local goods like butter and cereal. Parents often don’t bring in enough income to buy their children school uniforms and school supplies. There is only one elementary school, which children walk 45 minutes to get to. High schoolers walk even farther- an hour and a half.
Despite the abundance of spring water around the community, the water is contaminated and undrinkable. Because of this, children are much more vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. When they get sick, the community only has one “health center”, that does not have any doctors to provide care.
With the partnership of the Marcia Thaxton Connect Community, the children at Woyiraboya CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally- while the Marcia Thaxton Connect Community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Woyiraboya
Milkias (Mickey) Taye Gutema
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Woyiraboya
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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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A fundraiser for Woyiraboya 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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