Bethany finds loving families for homeless children, many living in orphanages, and fights to keep struggling families in need together.
Demitu, 37, has six children. Her husband is bedridden and cannot work. Their life was unbearably difficult. She struggled just to send her children to school. Families like this one may be forced to pull children out of school and send them to work - or even place them in an orphanage. But you can make all the difference. Bethany has been working in Ethiopia since 2007, when we began facilitating international adoptions. Recognizing the importance of keeping families together, or finding families for orphans within their own country, we expanded our services in Ethiopia to include a foster-to-adopt program and family-strengthening services. In everything we do, we seek to care for those who are disadvantaged and marginalized, as Christ commanded. Through Bethany, Demitu received a small loan and business training. She bought sheep, raised them, and sold them for profit, enabling her to afford school fees and supplies for her children. After repaying the loan, she was also able to do much-needed repairs on their home. That's the life-changing impact you can make with your gifts. Best of all, your gift will help meet children's needs by supplying them with food, medicine, and education.