Child Sponsorship

Covenant International has sponsored over 500 children in Ethiopia so far. These children are provided with food, clothing, basic medical aid and schooling. The first project area was in Tebase near Debre Berhan, approximately 130 km from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since the area is a former military training camp, some of the children are fathered by soldiers. Many do not even know their true father. Many of the children are living either with their grandparents or with a close relative. A great number of these children’s mothers have died of AIDS.

The average income in the area is 40 Birr, which is equivalent of $2.50 Canadian dollars per month. This area was chosen by Covenant because it is a place where the poorest of the poor live. The average life expectancy is under 40 years of age.

We continually hear horrific stories from the area. In some homes, the children eat food in turn as there is simply not enough food for all of them to eat. Prior to Covenant’s involvement, there was no school for the children. With our sponsors’ help, we have been able to rent a location where we now teach the children.

Sponsors receive a report from their child twice a year, including an updated picture. The sponsor can also contact the office in Addis Ababa and the project area at any time. If the sponsor wants to visit his or her child, the office in Ethiopia will gladly facilitate that.

There are still many more children waiting for sponsorship, and we encourage you to become involved in this vital program.

Our second target area is called Dire Dawa, a city in the eastern part of Ethiopia with severe economic need. We are engaged in preliminary work in there, having begun to assist children already and further setting up our project.

To sponsor a child, contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Little about Us

Covenant International was established to reach, develop and mobilize the nation of Ethiopia and, in due time, other countries. We believe that development of the whole person - spiritual, financial, physical and social - changes an entire community. Covenant International has created an infrastructure in which professionals from other countries can travel to Ethiopia for short-term projects.

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