Melak is 8 years old. He lives with his parents, brother, and sister. He likes learning Amharic at school and playing with toys. He would like to become an engineer.
Both of his parents are very ill and out of work. His mother helps to provide for the family by collecting recyclables. They are struggling to pay for food, rent, and their health needs. The sponsorship program helps his family with food and basic necessities, school fees, and offers the parents much needed support.