This past June, a group of friends and I jumped on a plane and headed to Ethiopia for what proved to be a life changing trip for all of us.
As we spent time with the children and staff at I Care for the Nations, we began to learn more about THEIR STORIES.
Most of the children come from single mother households and have experienced much hardship and suffering in their short lives.
The common theme we heard was that opportunities are limited for girls and women (particularly single mothers) to be educated and be able to earn an income and provide for their children.
There are very few social services available so most of the children at I Care have endured chronic food insecurity, inadequate housing, lack of medical care, increased stress and risk of relational breakdown within their families.
Thankfully there is hope and through I Care fort the Nations and Children’s HopeChest the children and women at this care point have begun to receive educational support, discipleship, supplemental food, clothing and relational counseling.
Helping to meet these basic needs is vital at this stage of development, but it is not the long term solution. The ultimate goal is for these mothers and care givers to be able to provide for their own families and to gain independence through self-sustaining employment.
We’re inviting you this Christmas to join us in making an impact in the lives of hundreds of children. We joined HopeChest’s Change Their Story campaign this year because we believe that every child deserves a life full of joy, love, empowerment, and dignity and every mother deserves the opportunity to raise and provide for her own children.
So, help make these dreams become a reality and CHANGE THEIR STORIES.
OUR goal is to raise $15,745 to lauch the
“Empower I Care Income Generating Project”
to train 30 women in either COTTON SPINNING or
Any amount will help us reach our goal.
Click on the picture below to find out more and give to this life changing project.
Give more this Christmas. Join us in giving joy, love, empowerment, and dignity to the kids and women served at I Care.