Introducing… Yacob!

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Yacob in March 2016

Summer has arrived in Ethiopia. To the children there, that means largely the same as it does elsewhere around the world: Children are enjoying their summer vacation, their annual respite from school.

Even better news is that our groundbreaking  #ShareHOPE program, Partners With Ethiopia’s sponsorship drive in which we hope to find champions for as many kids as we possibly can, has resulted in a sponsorship for Yacob.

One of our latest beneficiaries, Yacob, from the Dale area, only just started participating in FOVC’s H.O.P.E. child sponsorship program. FOVC social workers stopped by his home, which he shares with three sisters and a brother, all under the care of a single mother. Asked how he feels about the H.O.P.E. sponsorship program, Yacob is thrilled to be newly sponsored.

Under the program, Yacob’s family will no longer have to worry about the cost of sending him to school. Sponsorship helps greatly with educational materials, food and hygiene supplies, medical care and more. Yacob’s entire family is thrilled that he’s been sponsored, because not only will it help Yacob with his education and other needs, but the program will also help Yacob’s mother stretch her resources further to care for the rest of her family. Each of Yacob’s family members have offered their sincerest gratitude, and believe us, they mean it.

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Yacob with his mother, two of his sisters, and FOVC social workers Tesema and Thomas in front of Yacob’s home

There are plenty more children like Yacob who would benefit in so many ways from a sponsorship by a caring individual or family. Imagine a child not having access to basic education because he or she can’t afford pens, books, or the proper clothes. You can make a difference in the life of a child like Yacob for only $38 per month – barely more than a dollar a day!

Become a child sponsor by visiting pwesponsorship.org and choosing a waiting child today!

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