Welkite Mekane Yesus CSP (Ethiopia)
Southwest of Woliso, Ethiopia
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 (CSP), however, is an oasis of hope for these women. As a part of the CSP, mothers and their children receive:
- Medical checkups
- Food supplements and nutritional counseling
- Instruction in reading and writing
- Life-skills and vocational training
- Spiritual mentoring and discipleship
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.