Banchayu is 12 years old and came to us together with her little brother Tamirate. They were abandoned in Soddo, and we were so happy to open our care center to them. Banchayu and our other older girls are building strong friendships, and she is doing very well in school. Banchayu is generously sponsored by Danalynn Rooks.
Tamirate is 16 months old, and absolutely a joy. He and his sister Banchayu came to us recently, and Tamirate is adjusting to his new life really well. He is a strong, healthy little guy, who is just bursting with smiles all the time. Tamirate is generously sponsored by Phoebe Lang and Sanjay Bangai.
Nahome is a 2 month old baby boy. He has been with us nearly since he was born, and is a strong, smiley infant. Nahome is generously sponsored by Dr. David Paton.
Tazath is a one year old baby girl who came to us very recently after being found in Soddo. She is doing really well, and about to learn how to crawl! Tazath is currently in need of a sponsor.
Asdesach is a 2 month old baby boy who was found abandoned in Soddo. He came to us as a newborn, and has been doing very well under the care of our nannies. Asdesach is generously sponsored by Anke Hollingshaus and Lisa Crowley.
Abenezer came to us as a newborn, and she is now a little over a month old. She is healthy and strong, and doing really well. Abenezer is generously sponsored by Daniela Groenke.
Elilta is a one month old baby girl who came to us as a newborn. She is doing really well, eating, sleeping, and growing every day. Elilta is generously sponsored by Curtis Ferguson and Deacon Hill Farm.
Hadassa was found under a tree in Soddo as a newborn. She came to us immediately, and is now safe and loved. Hadassa is generously sponsored by Nichole and Jeremy Grimm.
Sintota is a 5 year old boy who came to us after being abandoned in Soddo. He spent several months waiting for the government to find his family, but when no one was found, he came to us. He is adjusting to life at Wolayta Village very well, and is a strong, healthy boy. Sintota is generously sponsored by Patricia and Bob Seaman.
Bule is a 7 year old little girl who was found in Soddo. After months of waiting, she finally came home to Wolayta Village, and is now doing really well there. She is attending school and making friends with the other older girls. Bule is generously sponsored by Audra Mearns and her family.
Abele is an 8 year old boy who was found in Soddo and brought to us after several months of waiting. Abele is a very sweet, smart boy, and he is beginning to open up so much as he gets to know our team of nannies and the other children. Abele is generously sponsored by Susan Hutchison.
Amanual is 7 years old. He was also found in Soddo, and came to us after several months of waiting, and is now doing really well at Wolayta Village. Amanual is generously sponsored by Danielle Van Der Werf.
Tazath is an absolutely adorable baby girl who came to us in the spring/summer of 2017. She is a cuddler extraordinaire, and doing so well! Tazath is generously sponsored by Kristine Semrau.
Firhiwot is a 12 year old girl. The oldest of a group of 4 siblings, she and her siblings have had a difficult couple of years. Her three younger siblings are HIV positive, and two years ago, both of their parents passed away, leaving Firhiwot to care for her younger sisters and brother. We are in the process of moving all four of them to Soddo under our care, and Firhiwot will be able to attend school and have a chance to be a 12 year old girl. Firhiwot is generously sponsored by Aaron Bradley and Family.
LemLem is the younger 9 year old sister of Firhiwot. She is HIV positive, and has been living with her siblings in a remote village without any adults to care for them. She and the others will be moving to Soddo under our care very soon. LemLem is generously sponsored by Kara Levis.
Workalem is 8 years old, and the third of her group of siblings. She is HIV positive, and also has a heart condition that requires medical attention. Workalem is generously sponsored by Tammy Crosby.
Desta is 4 years old, and the youngest of his group of four siblings. He is HIV positive, and will be coming to Soddo under our care. Desta is generously sponsored by Rachel and Jeffrey Fields.
Samuel is a 1 1/2 year old little boy who came to us very recently after being abandoned in Soddo. He is a little on the shy side, but is slowly opening up as he adjusts to his new home. Samuel is generously sponsored by Hap Hansen and Philip Cilis.
Beta is an infant boy who came to us after being abandoned in Soddo. He is doing really well, and growing like a weed! Beta Kalo is generously sponsored by Cindy Reid and Debbie Sands.
10 year old Wondimu came to us in the spring of 2017, and he has brought such a sunny, upbeat and funny atmophere to Wolayta Village. He is a super young man, and we are so thankful to have his smile and energy in our village. Wondimu is generously sponsored by Dale Harvey.
Lidetu and his younger brother Dagi came to us together, and were later reunited with their older sister Meheret. Lidetu is a very sweet, goofy 6 year old boy who was thrilled to be back together with both of his siblings. Lidetu is generously sponsored by Vafa and Amir Milani.
Younger brother to Lidetu and Meheret, Dagi is a shy, sweet little 5 year old, and he is doing amazingly well in school already. We are so proud of him! Dagi is generously sponsored by Vafa and Amir Milani.
Meheret is the oldest of these three siblings, and she came to us after the two younger boys. We looked all over to find her, and it was truly magical to be able to reunite them. Meheret is generously sponsored by Vafa and Amir Milani.
Bethlehem is a tiny baby girl who came to us after being abandoned at a day or so old. She is doing very well under the care of our team of nannies. Bethlehem is generously sponsored by Ben and Rhonda Tate.
Bamlaic also came to us after being abandoned right after birth. She was only a day or two old, and is doing really well with our team of nannies. Bamlaic is generously sponsored by Kelly Wick and Rebekah McCarthy.
Helen also came to us only a day or two old, after being abandoned as a newborn. She is healthy, strong, and sweet. Helen is generously sponsored by Carrie and Tevis Hull.
Mescream was found as a newborn. She came to us only a day or two old, and is busy doing what all newborns should be doing - eating, sleeping, and growing. Mescream is generously sponsored by Joanne Allen.
Leule came to us after being found in a bus station. He is two months old, and doing very well. Leule is generously sponsored by Rachael Tennyson Sieber.
Mescerrem is about 18 months old, and came to us very recently after being found in Soddo. He is currently in need of a sponsor.