Boge remembers well her days as a beggar, spending long days on the streets of Addis Ababa but often bringing home less than the equivalent of an American penny. Continue reading A New Life for Boge
Eleven years ago, Befikadu Ayanew was sponsored through Hope In View. Things improved, but then COVID flattened his mom’s business and they lost their house. Continue reading Perseverance After COVID
Wosene’s husband left her when she was 6-months pregnant with their son. He sold their property and took all the money, leaving her and their 4-year-old daughter to live on the street and earn her living by begging. Her son was born on the street. Two years ago, a guard told her to go to our child sponsorship program. Continue reading From Beggar to Business Owner
Meet Alem Gebregzi. She volunteers in our child sponsorship program. By day Alem sweeps streets with a broom and picks up garbage. By night she mentors a group of 21 people, all living with HIV, whose children are in our child sponsorship program. Continue reading Agent of Transformation
Recently six of our child sponsorship program moms began classes on how to design new clothing. They are learning how to create new patterns and flesh them out into stylish and saleable goods. Continue reading Fashion Design–A Way Out of Poverty?
“My name is Desta* and I am 7 years old. My mother’s source of income is begging, and I begged with her for a long time. But when I joined Hope In View’s sponsorship program, I stopped begging and began school. Continue reading From Begging to Saving