Life is not easy in Welkite, an extremely poor community in Ethiopia. Poverty has taken its toll on people here, causing high rates of child mortality, malnutrition and disease.
Lack of basic necessities like adequate food and shelter are common. Employment is rare, even among the men, and most all of the women are illiterate.
The culture in Ethiopia favors men, and that favoritism, along with a religion dominated by traditional beliefs (witchcraft), contributes to the hopelessness of the women in Welkite. Welkite Mekane Yesus Child Survival Program, however, is an oasis of hope for these women.
When you support the Welkite Mekane Yesus CSP your donation will help save the lives of babies and mothers in poverty utilizing local churches to assist mothers of at-risk infants and toddlers.
For women in Welkite, the CSP gives them hope that life can be different – both for their children and for themselves. The hope that is ignited is life-changing and by supporting this CSP, you can be a part of this miracle.