|   Posted: July 10, 2020

Saron and her mother stand at a window in their house

“Her smile is my joy,” says Meseret about her 15-year-old daughter, Saron. But Saron’s smile vanished when, because of COVID-19, her single mother lost work and her ability to pay rent. When the family was evicted, the staff of Saron’s Compassion center in Ethiopia arranged to cover their rent for six months, restoring the family’s hope — and Saron’s smile.