In February, Todd and I returned from Ethiopia where we spent a number of days visiting the programs of Let Us Change (LUC) and meeting with Johan and Aynalem (co-founders) to solidify our partnership and discuss future goals and direction. While we were there, we witnessed the life-saving care that LetUsChange can provide, as a 10-day-old abandoned baby was delivered to their home. Local authorities found the mother a couple days later, and rather than return her to the street to fend for herself, or worse, end up in jail for her crime, Let Us Change allowed the mother to stay at the baby home to bond with her child and get necessary care and guidance.
Also, while we were there, however, a random government inspection occurred that identified many requirements that need to be met per their regulations before they return for follow-up inspection in 1-2 months (a short time for a lot of expensive changes!) Thus we are in URGENT NEED for monetary assistance for the following items to ensure that the houses can remain open and continue to provide care to the 85 children residing in 3 homes (baby house, girls’ house, boys’ house).
- A new gas and electricity oven – $1,222
- A shelter as a dining area (solid tent) – $1,481
- Small beds, one for every child (29) – $3,759
- Small mattresses (29) -$1,500
- A shelter for the toilet – $592
- Shower Room – $296
- Expansion of the injera ovens – $1,111
- Expansion of the washing area – $407
- Big Refrigerator – $1,666
*Prices shown are in USD.
Any help at this time is greatly appreciated since demonstrating progress toward achieving these requirements in a timely fashion is crucial.
You may donate using our website donation link (https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/empowerethiopia/donation) or checks may be made payable to: Empower Ethiopia.
Please accept our thanks in advance.
Have you ever been a part of a joint commitment toward the common goal of providing an opportunity for a brighter future for both children and adults whose lives were otherwise considered insignificant? Lisa Buoniconto, president of Empower Ethiopia, tells it like it is with her story. Find out how she came to assist vulnerable children and families in Ethiopia. Read more at the Let Us Change blog…