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Adanech Hirpassa  

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  • Age: 19
  • Birthday: September 14, 1995
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Obi Kale Heywet Student Center
  • Child ID: ET1150288
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Adanech makes her home with her mother. Caring for animals, helping in the kitchen and running errands are her household duties. Her mother is sometimes employed.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Adanech participates in church activities. She is also in high school where her performance is above average. Volleyball, jumping rope and playing group games are her favorite activities.

Please remember Adanech in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Adanech lives on the plains of Obi, home to approximately 8,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Oromo and the most commonly spoken language is Oromigna.

The regional diet consists of maize, wheat, beans, bread and teff (grain). Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid, intestinal parasites and HIV/AIDS. Most adults in Obi work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $15 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, high schools, scholastic materials, teachers, business training and recreation centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Obi Kale Heywet Student Center to provide Adanech with Bible teaching, choir, health screenings, health and hygiene education, nutritious food, clothing, field trips, sports, tutoring and life skills training. The center staff will also provide opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Adanech.
Ethiopia, a republic in northeastern Africa, shares boundaries with five other countries. Most of the country is a high plateau capped by mountains. Lowland deserts surround the plateau. The country is about twice the size of Texas. Mounds of historical treasures have been found in Ethiopia near its Lake Turkana and in the country's Awash River Valley. Ethiopia's population is diverse inhabited by more than 70 ethnic groups. Eighty percent of the people support themselves through subsistence farming in the central plateau region. The people of Ethiopia are besieged by famine and HIV/AIDS. Nearly one million people have HIV/AIDS. Ethiopia has a long history of Christianity dating to the fourth century when the country led a crusade into Saudi Arabia defeating a Jewish king who was said to have slain Christians. The main religions in the country today are Christianity and Islam. Amharic is the country's official language. Compassion works in the western, eastern, southern, northern, and central regions of the country. Ethiopia is the only African country not colonized by European colonial forces. Known as Abyssinia until recently, Ethiopia was ruled by a powerful kingdom in the first centuries. After the 1500s, Ethiopia became a number of small kingdoms, which were reunified in the 1880s. Emperor Haile Selassie took Ethiopia's throne in 1931. Since he was dethroned in 1974, the country has experienced political instability and several forms of government. In 1995, the country became the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Woliso

This child lives in an AIDS-affected area. In Africa, the disease has impacted the entire continent, creating a generation of orphans and vulnerable children. God can use you to help ease the pain of a child in desperate need.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.