Dignity defies poverty.
We believe every person is made in the image of God and loved beyond measure. Because of that, each person, child or adult, deserves to be treated with dignity.
Selamta’s Outreach Program partners with vulnerable families in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We believe that by strengthening biological families, fewer children will become orphaned or abandoned.
Regardless of the situation, everyone has strengths they can build on, so we focus there first. If we’re only looking at deficits, we strip people of their dignity and miss out on what’s possible. Everyone in our families comes with innate gifts and talents that can be nurtured and developed. But there is also a willingness that is necessary for parents and caregivers to follow through on their responsibilities.
Prevention is the key to ending the worldwide orphan crisis.
Emebet is a mother of 6 beautiful children who lost her husband over 10 years ago. The reality of her situation was heavy. She knew she couldn’t carry the burden alone. Often poor and unskilled, this is how loving families break apart and children become orphaned or abandoned. But not this time.
Selamta came alongside Emebet with more than direct financial support. Selamta’s professional staff walks with her, equipping and empowering Emebet to care for her children. Our Selamta Community has become a network of support for this family.
Today Emebet celebrates her family’s journey from desperation to dignity. She has raised children with extraordinary character, integrity and compassion. Each of them takes their education seriously and plans to be a world changer.
You are restoring dignity. You are defying poverty.
Give $25 today so a mom like Emebet knows the dignity she deserves.