Project HOPEFUL’s direct care efforts in Awassa, Ethiopia are focused on vulnerable children and their families. Our goal is to keep families together and ensure access to education for their children, and to help families achieve financial independence through vocational training and initial financial support.

We work in Awassa and the surrounding areas in the Sidama region of Ethiopia to provide for the basic needs of children and families. Some of the children live at the Ajuuja Children’s Home while others live alone or with their families.


 Sponsoring families or individuals agree to “stand in the gap” for the child that they sponsor by praying for them and their family regularly and providing $30 per month to sponsor the child.  Depending on where and how a family lives, assistance is tailored to their specific needs and includes food, education, clothing, access to medical support and spiritual support.

Additional giving opportunities exist. Several children and families in our program will require more than $30 per month for adequate support.  We are actively looking for businesses to partner with Project HOPEFUL to support the Ajuuja home and to help catalyze grass roots business in the area.  Extra funds donated to the program in Awassa will go to support these children and to meet other needs.

To sign up to sponsor one of our families or children, follow these simple steps:

1.  Email us so we can match you with a family or child.

2.  After you are matched, return to this page and start your monthly donations at the button below!

3.  Welcome to the Awassa team!

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