Third call: sponsor needed for toddler girl

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July 20, 2011: Update! She is sponsored! Yipee!

This is the third time we have put out the call for this little baby girl to be sponsored… she is just a little darling and so deserving of help! If you can’t sponsor her, please “share” this post on your wall.

Sponsorship enables her to have adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care, especially since many of these kids’ families are affected by HIV/AIDS.

If you would like to sponsor a community child, please simply click on the “Sponsor a Community Child” graphic on the left. In the “Add Special Instructions” area, state the child’s ID number CM027, and we will match you with this child. Thank you so much!

Make a difference to a sweet young Ethiopian boy

Given the chance, I think this little boy would be out playing soccer with the best of them! Our partner has met this little guy and has told us he really could use your sponsorship to be happy and healthy. Please consider sponsoring him through our House 2 House program.

You can make all the difference in the world for this little boy from Ethiopia. With your House 2 House sponsorship, he will receive adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care. Most of the children in this program are affected by HIV/AIDS, and many have lost their parents to the disease.

If you would like to sponsor one of our community children, please simply click on the “Sponsor a Community Child” graphic on the left. In the “Add Special Instructions” area, state the child’s ID number CM042, and we will match you with this child.

Thank you so much!

Wonderful story from visitors Tracey and Jason

YES – that’s a fridge! Visitors Tracey and Jason left a cool legacy behind at Faya Orphanage when they visited in May. Read their wonderful story and see pictures of their visit!

I just wanted to say thanks so much for helping us meet up with Sintayehu and Meseret.  We met up with them on May 25th and had a fabulous time!

First of all, they are both so friendly, welcoming and gracious!  What wonderful people they are!  We met up with them initially at a gas station in Adama and then once we connected we went to the Safari Lodge for a drink and to learn about Faya.

Sintayehuis so outgoing that he and my husband really had a lot to talk about….lo!

It was so much fun.  We then shared with them amount we had to donate (as we were sharing our fundraised money between 2 organizations).  They looked really happy and so delicately asked if it would be ok if they used it to buy a fridge as their`s was not working properly any more.  We thought that was a fantastic idea, so off we went to do a little appliance shopping (never thought I`d be doing that in Ethiopia…lol)!

God love them, at the appliance store, they looked at a fridge, the only one in the price range, and it was sooo tiny.  They didn`t complain though and seemed to be content.  CLEARLY that sized fridge would not meet their needs, so  Jason and I agreed to tap into the fundraised money remaining so that they could buy the much larger  fridge that was more suitable (with still plenty left for the second organization).  I think poor Sintayehu and Meseret were in shock with our offer to buy the much larger fridge, but after some assurances by us that we were more than happy to do so, they happily took us to the bank to get more Birr.  At the end of the day, we ended up with a fridge and a juicer!

They then took us to Faya were we got a tour, played with some of the younger children, had a coffee ceremony, and of course unloaded and installed the fridge.

I think Sintayehu and Meseret were happy.  We left them with a fridge and juicer, but really they were the bigger blessing as we walked away from that experience much better people from having met them and learning about the fantastic work that they do. It really was one of the highlights of our trip!

I thought I would just attach a  couple of pictures of the day.  Thanks for helping this all happen!

No, thank you, Tracey and Jason!!!

Little boy with club foot needs help

This little Ethiopian boy with club foot has multiple challenges, including missing a few of his fingers. He was identified by Faya Orphanage’s partners as needing help and support. Please consider sponsoring him through our House 2 House program.

You can make all the difference in the world for this little man from Ethiopia. With your House 2 House sponsorship, he will receive adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care. Most of the children in this program are affected by HIV/AIDS, and many have lost their parents to the disease.

If you would like to sponsor one of our community children, please simply click on the “Sponsor a Community Child” graphic on the left. In the “Add Special Instructions” area, state the child’s ID number CM043, and we will match you with this child. Thank you so much!

Visitors Appreciated by Orphanage Director: Letter

There were several families who visited Faya Orphanage in the last month.

Director Meseret Demissie wrote me a note full of appreciation for the visitors and the amazing donations they brought, purchased in Adama and contributed.

We don’t have pictures and notes about all the visitors  – but we thank each and every one of your amazing people who connected with our awesome Ethiopian partner.

If you are interested in visiting Faya Orphanage, please contact Nicole (one of our awesome volunteer directors) via info@vulnerablechildren.ca and we will connect you to the folks in Ethiopia.

“We have got two containers who had cloths and toys last week .we collected  it from wegos guest house .. all the toys and the size of cloths are very nice for our children. Some times we need cloths for very poor children.” (These were containers sent from Arnica Rowan via Laura& Shawn, and Alison and Corrie)

“Shirley and Alicia… Sintayehu contacted them and they asked me what is the most important thing uses for our children. They bought lots of formula milk, diapers, cooking oil, soap body and cloths, corn flakes. baby size shoes, cloth, some medicines and pasta. We really appreciate the donations! Thanks to them so much.” Sintayehu added: “The other important news of th week is about Alicia and Shirley. They did a great job. Even though they have no time to visit Faya, they bough some food staffs from Addis. I hope you will get the details from Meseret.  It is good to send visitors like this whenever you get the chance.”

“We always appreciate any families come and visit Faya Orphanage. They are special guests for me and for the children too. We always talk about how Vulnerable Children Society is doing  hard work to keep Faya sustainable.”

Darling little girl needs medical care

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This sweet little Ethiopian girl needs specialized medical care and proper nutrition. Our partner has met this sweetheart and has told us she really could use your sponsorship. Please consider sponsoring her through our House 2 House program.

You can make all the difference in the world for this little girl from Ethiopia. With your House 2 House sponsorship, she will receive adequate food, shelter, access to education and medical care. Most of the children in this program are affected by HIV/AIDS, and many have lost their parents to the disease.

If you would like to sponsor one of our community children, please simply click on the “Sponsor a Community Child” graphic on the left. In the “Add Special Instructions” area, state the child’s ID number CM041, and we will match you with this child.

Thank you so much!