tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48246 Ethiopia Stories 2011-06-01T18:58:48.237-06:00 Compassion International Paying It Forward tag:compassion.com,2015-55-06:5-89484 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-02-06T15:55:40-07:00

A former sponsored child founds a ministry to reach children and elderly people in his community.

Persevering for a Purpose tag:compassion.com,2010-00-05:5-33329 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-04-05T00:00:00-06:00 Tigist Gizachew, Ethiopia Field Communication Specialist and Leura Jones, Contributing Writer

At a young age, Gezahegn was abandoned by his abusive relatives. Through Compassion he has grown into a responsible Christian who is now a part of the Leadership Development Program.

More Than a Helping Hand tag:compassion.com,2008-00-16:5-32986 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-10-16T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Tigist Gizachew in Ethiopia
Selome was working against great odds. Her mother had passed away and her father died as well. With the helping hand of Compassion and God, Selome found strength to excel in school and raise her two sisters.
Portraits of a Food Crisis in Ethiopia tag:compassion.com,2008-08-30:5-33537 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-09-30T14:08:09-06:00 Leanna Summers

Read how Compassion International is sustaining starving Ethiopian families suffering from rising food costs, drought and failed crops as a result of the food crisis.

From Shoe Shiner to Educator tag:compassion.com,2008-00-29:5-33085 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-08-29T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Tigist Gizachew in Ethiopia
Zewdu believed the lies of poverty, that he was not as good as the children in the schoolyard. But when his father registered him at a nearby Compassion-assisted student center, he rose to the top of his class and into university. 
A Promise for a Princess tag:compassion.com,2008-00-30:5-32506 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-30T00:00:00-06:00 Dr. Wess Stafford

Compassion President Dr. Wess Stafford remembers a tearful promise to an Ethiopian princess, uttered from the depths of his broken heart.

Defeating the Enemy of Poverty tag:compassion.com,2007-00-26:5-32664 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-07-26T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Daniel Legesse in Ethiopia
One of Ethiopia's first LDP students, Endalkachew Fekadu battles TB to pursue his dream of being a pharmacist.
A Family in Ethiopia No Longer Fears for the Future tag:compassion.com,2007-00-03:5-33358 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-05-03T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Daniel Legasse in Ethiopia

Parents of a Compassion-sponsored child are receiving lifesaving medical treatment through Compassion's AIDS Initiative.

No Longer Alone tag:compassion.com,2006-00-21:5-32728 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-08-21T00:00:00-06:00 Ovetta Sampson, with Kebebew Daka in Ethiopia

Firewoin is one of more than 15 million African children orphaned by AIDS. But thanks to the nutritional, emotional and spiritual support of Compassion's AIDS Initiative, this teenager is not alone.

Life Inspires Art tag:compassion.com,2006-00-20:5-33337 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-07-20T00:00:00-06:00 By Ovetta Sampson, with Kebebew Daka in Ethiopia

Most Ethiopian children in Belachew Eshete's position are forced to drop out of school and begin working. But thanks to his Compassion sponsors, Belachew attended the Gulele Muluwongel Church Child Development Center (ET-400) in Addis Ababa. There he found his freedom from poverty - art.

Solace for the Silent tag:compassion.com,2006-00-15:5-32711 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-06-15T00:00:00-06:00 Ovetta Sampson, with Kebebew Daka in Ethiopia
About 13 percent of Ethiopia's 46 million children have lost one or both parents, according to the United Nations. The country staggers under the weight of caring for the nearly 5 million orphaned children who wander its streets, flood its labor market, and appeal to its officials for food. But Dagim Fanta has been spared this life of homelessness, child labor and hunger -thanks to the care of his grandparents and help from Compassion sponsors.
On the Cutting Edge tag:compassion.com,2005-00-21:5-32755 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-02-21T00:00:00-07:00 Kebebew Daka, Compassion Ethiopia Communications Specialist
Ethiopia's soaring unemployment, famine, disease, war and political oppression pose a bleak outlook for its youth; consequently, life-skills training classes are a Compassion Ethiopia curriculum priority. Read how one innovative Compassion-assisted center is successfully equipping its youth with income-generating skills.
A Matter of Survival tag:compassion.com,2004-00-07:5-32991 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-07-07T00:00:00-06:00 Kebebew Daka, Compassion Ethiopia Communications Specialist, and Chuck Bigger, Compassion Photographer

Addis Hiwot, Ethiopia, is one of 22 Compassion-assisted communities suffering the effects of severe drought. Here's an update about Compassion's two-year drought relief efforts and how Compassion-sponsored Yitbarek, age 12, and his village of Addis Hiwot are faring today. 

I Am My Brother's Keeper tag:compassion.com,2003-00-20:5-32605 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2003-09-20T00:00:00-06:00 Janet Root, Senior Staff Writer

Millions of African extended families are heavily burdened, caring for their relatives' AIDS-orphaned children. Read the details of how Kebede cares for his nine AIDS-orphaned nieces and nephews, including 11-year-old Dejene who is sponsored through the Compassion Ethiopia program.

Thousands of Ethiopian Children Escape Starvation tag:compassion.com,2003-00-10:5-33790 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2003-07-10T00:00:00-06:00
Experts say Ethiopia's current drought has the potential to surpass the devastation of 1984 that claimed more than 1 million lives. More than 5,000 Compassion-assisted children and their families have averted starvation because of Compassion's Disaster Relief Fund.