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Yirgalem Regassa  

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  • Age: 19
  • Birthday: February 7, 1995
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Center: Ginchi Christian Brethren Student Center
  • Child ID: ET7500231
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Yirgalem lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. Yirgalem works at home helping in the kitchen, running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.

Volleyball and playing group games are Yirgalem's favorite activities. In high school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Your love and support will help Yirgalem to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Yirgalem lives on the plains of Ginichi Town, home to approximately 33,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Oromo and the most commonly spoken language is Oromigna.

The regional diet consists of maize and bread. Common health problems in this area include lung diseases, elephantiasis, skin infections, urinary tract infections, muscular rheumatism, dysentery, upper respiratory tract infections and gastritis. Most adults in Ginichi Town work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $8 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs an improved education system.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ginchi Christian Brethren Student Center to provide Yirgalem with Bible teaching, medical exams, hygiene instruction, nutritious food, recreational activities, field trips, tutoring and educational classes. The center staff will also provide educational classes for the parents or guardians of Yirgalem.
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: West of Addis Ababa

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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