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Hanan Nasir  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: June 20, 1997
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Welkite Mekane Yesus Student Center
  • Child ID: ET5180351
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Hanan lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include buying or selling in the market , washing clothes and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Hanan participates in youth group. She is also in middle school where her performance is average. Basketball and running are her favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Hanan to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Hanan lives on the plains of Welkite, home to approximately 35,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Guragie and Amahra and the most commonly spoken languages are Guragna and Amaharic.

The regional diet consists of maize and teff (grain). Common health problems in this area include malaria, intestinal worms and HIV/AIDS. Most adults work as petty traders and earn the equivalent of $18 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, scholastic materials and recreation centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Welkite Mekane Yesus Student Center to provide Hanan with Bible studies, health screening, health and hygiene education, educational field trips, tutoring and life skills and vocational training. The center staff will also provide opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Hanan.
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 Woliso

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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