Where We Work

Snapshot of Ethiopia

34%

of people live below the poverty line

353

mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births

72%

lack access to improved sanitation

Tsehaywota Taddesse

Letter from Compassion Ethiopia Director Tsehaywota Taddesse

Dear Sponsor, I am Tsehaywota Taddesse; I have been the Country Director of Compassion Ethiopia since December 2008. I am married and a father of three children, two girls and a boy. One of my life’s favourite things is being with my children, playing with them, going out for a walk. It gives me life and reminds me of how honourable it is to serve children. Getting closer to children drives passion to serve them.

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Fuad Beats The Odds

When Fuad Mohammed began avoiding activities with his friends and dreading the walk home from school due to shortness of breath, he knew something wasn’t right. “It all felt strange,” says Fuad. “I was very active and energetic, but that slowly changed. I kept all the pain to myself and didn’t want to tell anyone. I thought it would somehow go away, and I didn’t want to worry my parents.” His father noticed his struggle when a walk that would normally take 30 minutes took two hours, leaving 15-year-old Fuad to catch his breath on the side of the road every five minutes.

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