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Feven Deribe  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: December 3, 1995
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Semen Addis Ababa Meserete Kirstos Church Student Center
  • Child ID: ET3000315
    • Waiting: 196 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Feven lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include washing clothes, making beds and helping in the kitchen. There are 4 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home.

For fun, Feven enjoys jumping rope, playing ball games and reading. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in high school where her performance is above average.

Your love and support will help Feven to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Feven lives in the community of Kechenie, home to approximately 3,500,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Amhara and the most commonly spoken language is Amharic.

The regional diet consists of teff (grain). Common health problems in this area include typhoid, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Most adults in Kechenie work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community needs educational materials, vocational training centers, qualified teachers and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Semen Addis Ababa Meserete Kirstos Church Student Center to provide Feven with Bible teaching, choir, health screening, hygiene education, clothing, food supplies, club activities, school supplies, tuition, tutoring and life skills training. The center staff will also provide home visits, health education and counseling for the parents or guardians of Feven.
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: In Addis Ababa

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