Selam Zemedkun has been waiting 736 days for a sponsor.
Dear Sponsor, My name is Selam. I am 2 years old and I have two sisters, Samrawit who is 7, and Kalkidan who is 11. We were living in a 10x10 foot shack connected to the Coptic church in Guder under a sheet of corregated metal. Our mother, Rahel, was forced into the sex trade before we were born, where she was beaten often became HIV positive. We were tested for HIV but are negative. We have a 9-month old brother, Abdi, still living with our mother. She is expecting a 4th child as well. Samrawit stayed with our father in eastern Ethiopia.
Coming to Guder to live with our grandmother, Rahel was forced to beg in the streets when she discovered our grandmother had passed away. As street dwellers, we begged for food and places to stay. When our mother went into labor with Abdi, the Coptic Church gave us a place to live. The Director of New Hope and some of the people from Tomorrow Come Foundation came and took Kalkidan and myself to the orphanage.
I really love playing with all of the other girls, and I am enjoying going to school. I have never been to school before. Here I am safe and happy and have food to eat. Thank you for sponsoring me and for giving me a chance to have a better life.
Tomorrow Come Foundation
U.S. Federal EIN: 45-5474286
Officially founded in July 2012, Tomorrow Come Foundation is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization specifically created to provide a safe home, to support a healthy life, and to foster growth through education for the children in and around New Hope Center for Children and Handicapped in Guder, Ethiopia. We believe that everything starts with education, and that this is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. This education is not only school-related, but also includes learning skills like farming, sewing, cooking, building, and any other skills that will help the children be successful in life. By educating them in this way, Tomorrow Come Foundation hopes to empower the children to be productive citizens and future leaders of their community, country, and world.