Sponsorships

The TESFA Project

TESFA means "HOPE" in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia. Through the TESFA Project, we are on a mission to break the cycle of poverty ...

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PNW001: Zeritu

Zeritu was recommended to us by Pastor Bekele. She sells spices, tea and bread in the marketplace to care for her family.

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PNW002: Ayelu

Ayelu has two crippled teenage girls. They are 15 and 13. The 13 year old is sponsored by Compassion International and is literally carried on another’s back to an...

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PNW003: Aberu

Aberu is just 35 years old with three children. When we visited her home she was very quiet and very sad.  Her home was humble, but she did have two chickens.  ...

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PNW004: Feben

Feben is the only widow that has a college education.  The government offered her a position in another village but she did not want to move.  If she moved, sh...

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PNW005: Natate

The local government asked Petros Network to include Natate in our program and we were happy to do so!  

Natate has been a widow for 7 years. She has 5 chil...

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PNW006: Zewditu

Zewditu is a 30-year-old beautiful young woman with bright eyes and 4 beautiful children. All of Zewditu’s children are in school and one boy is sponsored by Livin...

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PNW007: Atsede

One of our team members completed Atsede's home visit and told us this story:  Atsede lives in a rented home with her three children. She makes 100 birr a month, ab...

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PNW008: Meseret

Meseret lives in a private home with several rooms; all painted a bright, cheery blue. She collects and sells old clothes to make a small living. Her home is full of boo...

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PNW009: Ararese

Ararese has been a widow for 5 years and has 6 children. Three children are in school and sponsored by Compassion International. She weaves baskets to sell and it takes ...

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PNW010: Nunu

Nunu is just 28 years old and suffers with HIV for the last 5 years. Despite her illness there is a tremendous joy about her.

For income she sells drinks and ren...

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PNW011: Tolish

Tolish had been married twice. Her first husband died of a disease and left her with two children. Her second husband died of AIDs, leaving her HIV positive and a widow ...

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PNW012: Belayinesh

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PNW013: Galena

When Galena first came into our program she was a daily laborer.  Her job was to move dirt from one spot to another and she earned 35 birr a day. One USD is equal t...

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PNW014: Alemi

Before Alemi was brought into the TESFA Project she sold salt and coffee in the market.  She averages 100 birr a week and when she is the most successful in her bus...

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PNW015: Wegayo

My husband got sick with a long lasting cough and our family began going to church and we accepted Jesus as our Savior. He died and we continued to go to church.

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