In Ethiopia, over 5 million children are orphaned or abandoned.

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Extreme poverty

One-third of the people in Ethiopia live in extreme poverty.

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Broken families

When families break apart, children are often left without parents.

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adoption not an option

Many children have special needs or are considered “unadoptable”.

 

We create families for children who have lost their own.

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Our Forever family program is uniquely designed to give children the love and support they need.

 
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Children grow up together

Children grow up as a family over a 10-20 year period before launching from Selamta’s care into independence.

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healthy family structure

We unite 8-10 children with a Selamta-trained mother in their own home, integrated into their local community.

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spiritual, mental & physical growth

Our professional staff serve each family with an emphasis on education, wellness, psychosocial support, and spiritual & life skills development.

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restoring family, dignity & hope

Growing up in a stable family, surrounded by the love of Christ gives children a strong sense of belonging and hope.

 

You can provide family, dignity, and hope for a child in need.

Here’s how it works:

you give generously

Make a donation or help children all year long with a monthly gift.

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we create family

Your support is what makes Forever Families possible.

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children grow and thrive

Together we can give children the love and care they deserve.

 
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“The training and coaching I am getting from the staff very much helped me with the kids. I am now more understanding and patient to listen to what they say and respond positively. I praise the Lord for that. It is especially very important with the young adults.”


Menbere, Selamta Mom

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“Selamta is unique, it changes peoples’ lives, heals broken hearts and fulfills blurred dreams. Every child grows with a strong sense of belonging and togetherness.”

Belay, Selamta Youth

Photo by Sarah Jane Langham

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“When I see my sister and brother, I feel satisfied. I feel that I made the right decision to bring them to Selamta even if I was young myself. To see them thriving after our difficult life circumstances makes me feel blessed. And I feel that their future is full of opportunities unlike their past.”

Sentayhu, Selamta Youth

Photo by SFP

 

 Photos above, unless otherwise noted, are provided by The Archibald Project (@thearchibaldproject), an orphan care advocacy organization that uses media to share inspiring stories to inspire people into action. To see more of their work, please visit www.thearchibaldproject.com