Protecting children is one of Petros Network's Redemptive Lift strategies for transforming a village. Working through the local church we have found child sponsorship to be an effective means for alleviating the chronic cycle of poverty and providing children HOPE for a better future. When you sponsor a child your monthly gift of $35 USD provides a child with education, food, clothing, a school uniform and medical care until the child becomes self-sufficient.
UNICEF reported Ethiopia counts as one of the largest populations of orphans and vulnerable children in the world: 13 per cent of children throughout the country are missing one or both parents. This represents an estimated 4.6 million children – 800,000 of whom were orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
In Addis Ababa more than 30 per cent of girls aged 10-14 are not living with their parents. Twenty per cent of these 30 per cent have run away from child marriages.
Twelve per cent of adolescents aged 10-14 – of the 30 per cent not living with their parents – surveyed in two areas of Addis Ababa were domestic workers. They are very young, very vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, and typically have no legal or social support.
In the Amhara region, the average age of marriage for girls is 14, while at the national level the mean age for marriage is 17.
Very few government services help orphans and vulnerable children; therefore, the primary coping strategy for communities has been the extended family. Increasingly, however, the capacity of the extended family to support the growing numbers of orphans is declining.1 Left to living on the streets, these abandoned children are vulnerable to trafficking, exploitation and abuse.
We have children waiting for sponsors in Ethiopia and Uganda.
Help sponsor a child today! View the list of children waiting to be included in your family!
Published Mon, May 30, 16. Written by Petros Network Leadership Team.
We have children WATING for your sponsorship. Your gift literally saves a life! Click on the sponsorship link to see a list of children waiting to be included in your family! You can give a one time gift or sign up for monthly sponsorship!
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