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Tewodros Kasaye  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: November 15, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Jimma Bethel Mekane Yesus Child Development Project
  • Child ID: ET5110507
    • Waiting: 199 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Tewodros makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Tewodros participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer is his favorite activity.

Your love and support will help Tewodros to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Tewodros lives in the hillside community of Jimma, home to approximately 180,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood walls and dirt floors. The primary ethnic group is Oromo and the most commonly spoken language is Oromiffa.

The regional diet consists of maize and teff (grain). Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, malaria, typhoid fever, asthma, tuberculosis and pneumonia. Most adults in Jimma work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $14 per month. This community has water, electricity and telephone service but needs schools, vocational training centers and proper sanitation.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jimma Bethel Mekane Yesus Child Development Project to provide Tewodros with Bible teaching, medical screening, hygiene education, nutritious meals, recreational activities, school supplies and life skills training. The center staff will also provide Bible teaching, counseling and workshops on health education for the parents or guardians of Tewodros.
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: Western Jimma

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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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