Through Yezelalem Minch, guardians and older teens can obtain basic financial and business skills training, form small group businesses, or participate in other income-generating activities, such as livestock rearing, enabling them to better support themselves and their families. A gift to this category might provide seed money for a widow’s small business, sewing classes for a group of single mothers, or a sheep or cow for a struggling family to start generating their own income while caring their children.
Give in honor of someone you know, and we’ll send them a card!
Yezelalem Minch (“YZM”) is an Ethiopian-led non-government organization providing comprehensive, community-based care for over 1,300 orphaned and vulnerable children. Most of these children are living with a single impoverished parent, grandparent, extended family member, or even a sibling. YZM works to preserve families by helping to meet children’s physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual needs. The program operates in several communities in the capital city of Addis Ababa, as well as nearby suburb towns in the Oromia region, Holeta and Sebeta.
You can sponsor a child at YZM for $30/month (as a primary sponsor) or $60/month (as a full sponsor). We will send you a physical sponsor packet with your child’s printed photo, and you’ll also receive written letters from your child 2-3 times per year. Sponsorship allows these children get the support they need to stay with their family or guardian, and just as importantly, helps communicate to them that they are loved and valued!
Helps Ministries (Helps International Ministries, Inc.) is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit mission society. Donations made through this page are tax-deductible. Helps Ministries’ tax ID number is 56-1133231.