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Brenna's Hope-Ethiopia

Brennas Hope (Ethiopia)

Starting in 2014, the Foundation began work in Northern and Central Ethiopia with several different projects:


High School Girls Project - Tigrai Province Sponsorship for this program is $25/month.

We are working with a local non-government organization (NGO) in Northern Ethiopia to provide monthly support for vulnerable high school girls to complete their education. In this region of Ethiopia, many of these girls walk two hours or more EACH WAY to attend high school. They face dangers while walking in darkness, and also makes it difficult for them to complete their studies. Consequently they may drop out of school and are frequently used as wives for arranged marriages, even as young as ages 13 to 17. If this happens and they become pregnant, they face challenges with childbirth because their bodies are not fully developed. This may result in a condition known as fistula. In the future we may work directly with fistula victims for pre- and post-surgical support and training through the NGO and the Hamlin Fistula Center.

 

 

Girls College Project - Tigrai Province

Sponsorship for this program is $20/month.

We are working with a local non-government organization (NGO) in Northern Ethiopia to provide monthly support for vulnerable teenage girls to complete their college education. These girls are very poor, some of them are orphans and they live in remote areas. BUT, they have great potential and have distinguished high school records for academics and leadership. They are eligible to receive free tuition, room and board to attend college. However, because of their poverty, even the cost of transportation for college and the cost of personal hygiene items and supplies can keep them from continuing their education. Our sponsorship program provides these necessities for them to attend college, and begin to break the cycle of poverty they have known.

 

Child Education Project - Central Ethiopia

Sponsorship for this program is $30/month.

We are partnering with Ellilta Women at Risk in Central Ethiopia and Tsion Mekane Yesus Church to provide monthly support for children of mothers who are entering a holistic rehab program to leave a life of "working the streets." By providing ongoing support for the children, the women can focus on making  life-affirming decisions and developing needed vocational skills.

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