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Bereket Ayalkbet  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: April 15, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Metu Mulu Wongel Child Development Center
  • Child ID: ET4690163
    • Waiting: 320 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Bereket makes his home with his grandmother. Gathering firewood and running errands are his household duties. His grandmother is sometimes employed. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Bereket participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, hide-and-seek and running are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Bereket to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Bereket lives in the mountainous community of Metu, home to approximately 50,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have dirt floors. The primary ethnic group is Oromo and the most commonly spoken language is Oromiffa.

The regional diet consists of teff (local bread) and corn. Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and asthma. Most adults in Metu work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community has water, electricity, telephone service and health centers but needs educational materials, tuition assistance, libraries, employment opportunities and increased incomes.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Metu Mulu Wongel Child Development Center to provide Bereket with Bible teaching, Bibles, health screenings, supplementary food, medication, hygiene and health education, sports, historical and educational field trips, club activities, educational materials, tutoring, tuition, school uniforms, academic support and skills training.
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: Eastern Metu

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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
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  • 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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