Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Meet Medhanit

This is Medhanit. She is 5 years old and lives in Ethiopia. I "adopted" her in sponsorship yesterday through the Christian Children's Fund. I'm so excited about it. It's something I've been thinking of doing for a while and I finally did it!
From my welcome package: Medhanit and her family have suffered extreme poverty and hardship. She was born in Addis Ababa, the capital city of the country from a poor Orthodox Christian family and belongs to the Oromo ethnic group. Her parents both live in other addresses therefore she lives with her grand mother in Addis Ababa. Her guardian is unskilled and cannot get regular employment. The guardian works as a daily casual laborer to earn her living. The annual income of the guardian is less than 400 USD. She cannot afford clothing, school supplies and other basic necessities for the child. After a long struggle, she learnt and sought for assistance from this project with education and other needs for the child. Medhanit is a healthy and friendly child who is in kinder garden. She enjoys singing.
There were so many little darlings on this site that I wanted to help. Medhanit's bio really spoke to me though. She's just a year older than my DD. The fact that she's separated from her parents....that makes me so sad. And she enjoys singing, no less! I can't wait to start corresponding with her and sending her special gifts through the program. It's amazing how great it feels to be able to help someone else.


Enola said...

Awww how cute. I know she will just be spoiled by you over the holidays!

Angel said...

What soulful eyes she has! How great that such a relationship will benefit you both.

Perfect said...

Angel - I know, right??? Her eyes really got to me. Soulful is the perfect word for them!

um_de_dum said...

I am sure you will both benefit greatly from this relationship!