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Fikadu Assalif  

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  • Age: 20
  • Birthday: August 23, 1994
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Menagesha Genet Church Child Development Project
  • Child ID: ET2110285
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
In his home, Fikadu helps by carrying water, gathering firewood and making beds. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 4 children in the family.

Soccer and volleyball are Fikadu's favorite activities. In high school his performance is above average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Fikadu will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Fikadu lives in the hillside community of Menagesha Lolobo 07 Kebele, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Oromo, Amhara and Gurage. The most commonly spoken languages are Oromigna, Amharic and Guragigna.

The regional diet consists of beans, barley, vegetables and wheat. Common health problems in this area include pneumonia, intestinal parasites, malnutrition and diarrhea. Most adults are unemployed but some work selling firewood and earn the equivalent of $12 per month. This community has electricity but needs proper sanitation, employment opportunities and vocational training centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Menagesha Genet Church Child Development Project to provide Fikadu with Bible teaching, medical care, health and hygiene instruction, recreational activities, tutoring, tuition, scholastic materials, skills training and educational trips.
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: West of Addis Ababa

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
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  • 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.

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