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Abu Mossissa  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: November 12, 1995
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Obi Kale Heywet Student Center
  • Child ID: ET1150316
    • Waiting: 218 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Abu lives with his stepfather and his mother. At home, duties include carrying water, gathering firewood and caring for animals. His stepfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Abu participates in church activities. He is also in middle school where his performance is above average. Soccer and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Please remember Abu in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Abu 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 Abu 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 Abu.
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

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