WHERE WE WORK: ETHIOPIA
There are six million orphans in Ethiopia. Many of these children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. Millions more are in danger of being abandoned by their families due to extreme poverty and lack of a social safety net.
In 2007, WACAP opened an office in Addis Ababa and hired an Ethiopia Country Director to provide humanitarian aid and adoption services to these vulnerable children. WACAP is finding families for babies to children up to age 15, including siblings and those with special needs.
WACAP’s work in Ethiopia includes:
ETHIOPIA ORPHANAGE FUND
WACAP supports the basic needs of hundreds of children living in Ethiopian orphanages. WACAP’s Ethiopia Orphanage Fund pays for much-needed formula, clothing, and medical care for orphaned infants and children. In addition to supporting the ongoing care of children, the Ethiopia Orphanage Fund is available for any emergent needs of children as they arise. Your contribution to this fund will directly impact the care of children living in Ethiopia.
Click here to donate to the Ethiopia Orphanage Fund
WACAP PROMISE FUND - finding families for children in ethiopia
Many children waiting to be adopted are older, have specific medical or developmental needs, or are siblings. Because of this, they have been left behind. WACAP has made a promise to these special children - to do our best to find families for them. WACAP’s Promise Fund supports our ability to identify waiting children around the globe, create materials to promote their adoption, and provide grants to families when finances are a barrier to bringing them home. With your donation, you can help WACAP find families for these specially-identified children.
STAY-IN-SCHOOL Child project
Throughout Ethiopia there are orphaned children who live with relatives or in foster homes, but who still must work to help support their family’s basic needs. This prevents them from attending school and gaining the education necessary to break the cycle of poverty. Although school is free in Ethiopia, these children are so impoverished that they must work instead of experiencing a childhood focused on building a brighter future. For as little as $30 a month, your family can help a child receive a Stay-in-School Grant: which provides basic necessities to their family, freeing the child to obtain an education.
Visit the Ethiopia Stay-in-School page