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Sara Tesfaye  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: December 3, 1996
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Mehal Hosaina Meserete Kirstos Church Student Center
  • Child ID: ET3250189
    • Waiting: 224 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Sara lives with her mother. Her mother maintains the home. Sara works at home carrying water, making beds and running errands. There are 6 children in the family.

For fun, Sara enjoys volleyball and playing group games. She attends church activities regularly and is in high school where her performance is average.

Your love and support will help Sara to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Sara lives in the mountainous community of Hosanna, home to approximately 85,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Hadiya and the most commonly spoken language is Hdiyigna.

The regional diet consists of bread and false bananas. Common health problems in this area include pneumonia, parasites and malaria. Most adults in Hosanna work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs schools and alcohol abuse prevention programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Mehal Hosaina Meserete Kirstos Church Student Center to provide Sara with Bible teaching, medical exams, supplementary food, hygiene instruction, clothing, recreational activities, scholastic materials, tuition and uniforms. The center staff will also provide health education, evangelism and HIV/AIDS awareness for the parents or guardians of Sara.
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.

Map of Ethiopia

Child's Location: Southwest of Addis Ababa

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