by John RakisSr. Director of Donor Ministry

11Ethiopia193I have heard of a lot of great stories of how God is helping orphaned children through World Orphans, thanks to the generous support of people like you, BUT this one is so very exciting:

In Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the world, one of our church partners has started reaching out to mothers who are in critical danger of losing their children due to poverty and disease. These moms are still with their children, but living in desperate situations. The church has gathered this group of mothers who now meet monthly over coffee and bread. They encourage each other through time together and also spend time with the church pastor and elders. There is growing trust among the moms, and THEY have started a fund and are contributing monthly, sharing resources so that any of them can start a business!

11Ethiopia429Did you get that?  The moms are funding an account to help each other start businesses!

Three have done so already -- one, a roadside coffee and tea stand; another selling charcoal; and a third selling packaged food and spices! It has been more than six months now, and all are making payments back to the startup fund so that others can do the same.

Mothers being empowered to take care of their children. Church Led Orphan Prevention!

On behalf of these fragile families – Thank you!

Please pray for these moms, their children, and this church in Ethiopia.

If you would like more information about specific projects or giving opportunities, please contact me at or 989-390-1449