For many families in Wonji, Guder, Ambo and Adama, Enkutatash, the Ethiopian new year, won’t celebrated by fireworks or champagne. The food crisis has most vulnerable families closer to starvation than celebration. Yet, there is hope, and 100 families will ring in the new year with food aid from Vulnerable Children Society.
Food aid was distributed to 50 families in August 2011, and 50 additional families will recieve assistance in the coming two weeks. The receiving families are part of, or vetted for Vulnerable Children Society’s House 2 House community support program. Thanks to generous Canadian donors and the hard work of Vulnerable Children Socety’s Ethiopian partner, Faya Orphanage, each of these families is receiving a big bag of tef flour, the main ingrediant in injera, Ethiopia’s traditional food.
All of the families in the House 2 House program are referred by government agencies and are extremely vulnerable to poverty. Most of the children sponsored are HIV+, or have physical challenges. The child sponsorship subsidiezes families so that they can care for the children, send them to school, and can access with medical care.
If you would like to sponsor a child (and their family), please click here to learn more.