Ukro CarePoint is directed by the Ukro Mul Wongal Local Church located in Hawassa, 170 miles south of Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa.

The church is situated in one of the most impoverished areas of the city and is surrounded by a Muslim community. Both a high percentage of unemployment and traditional worship practices contribute to the lack of interest in education. Many who are employed make less than one dollar a day. Consequently, children are kept from school and sent to work to bring home a meager income to supplement their family’s needs. In this densely populated area, HIV/AIDS has dramatically impacted the community. Both the lack of sanitation and poor hygiene has created an ongoing crisis of sickness and disease.

Yet despite these hurdles, Ukro CarePoint serves as a drop-in center, a safe place where children in the community can come to receive discipleship and care. With the partnership of Frontline Community Church, the children at Ukro CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Frontline Community Church community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Ukro

Mesfin Yohannes
Program Manager

Tenbit Zeleke
Community Relationship Manager

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Orion Netsanet
Strategic Partnership Director

Faith and Orion Netsanet
HopeChest Partnership Leaders



Empower a Child at Ukro

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 Ukro 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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