Housing Homeless Ethiopian Orphans
Providing sustainable family livelihoods
A Looming Crisis...
- Nearly one in ten Ethiopian children are orphans living without one or both of their parents.
- About one third of all Ethiopian children live in abject poverty.
- Over 50% of Ethiopian children don’t make thier 5th birthday.
The situation facing the majority of Ethiopian children is dire. The country’s orphans lack parental supervision and a loving family. Without protection, a lot of young children have no home and are forced to leave school then often end up on the streets. Predators regularly exploit defenceless children through sexual abuse or forced child labour. Younger girls are at greatest risk of being snatched by human traffickers for work in the sex industry.
— Our Mission
Our primary mission is to provide a safe home for at-risk Ethiopian orphans. This will enable us to keep them off the dangerous streets and in school – giving them the chance at a brighter future. Seccondly, we aim to provide vulnerable families with a decent livelihood by helping them generate sustainable income through our various projects. Our projects aim to help vulnerable children and disadvantaged families live without hunger, disease and exploitation.
— Our Vision
Our vision is a world where each child and family has a sustainable livelihood sufficient to provide for their needs. We envisage a world where children are safely housed, educated and belong to a loving family.
How we help
— Housing Orphans
We help keep children off the streets and currently house over 90 orphans. Our children taught good habits at a young age such as cleaning up after themselves and showing respect to their elders.
— Feeding Hungry Children
With so many little mouths to feed, our cooks are certainly kept busy! We provide 3 balanced meals and snacks to every child every day. We use fresh, in-season produce purchased from local markets to ensure each meal is as nutritious as possible
— Providing Schooling
All school-aged children are taught by professionally-trained teachers on our own property. With small class sizes and a kindergaten as well, we’re able to help our children learn important skills to improve their future prospects.
— Reuniting Families
We enjoy nothing more than reconnecting one of our special children with teir long-lost loving families. Although we’re sad to see them leave us, witnessing the moment of reunion is priceless.
— Sustainable Livelihoods
Through our various in-country projects, Betseb International Aid is able to help numerous families generate sustainable livelihoods. This on-going income enables parents to provide for their children’s needs including food, shelter and schooling.
— Spreading Love
Ultimately, we’re just doing our bit to spread some love in our little corner of the world. We belive society’s most vulnerable should be protected and that’s why we are committed to looking after some of Ethiopia’s poorest children.
Who We Are
We are a group of loving people dedicated to improving the lives of Ethiopia's disadvantaged youth.
Through the kind support of our regualr donors, we have been able to provide a life for Ethiopia's orphans that they could previously only dreamed of.
dreams for our orphans
Living in a Safe Place
We dream that all orphaned children will have a safe place to call home where they can live without fear.
Learning & Playing in a Great School
We dream that all orphaned children will have the opportunity to fully participate in education and develop skills to reach their potential.
Growing Up in a Loving Community
We dream that each and every orphan will grow up in a healthy community where they are loved and cherished.
We Would Love to Hear from You
Please complete the form below or call us with your questions or comments.