Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia

by Caleb Foundation - Save Life with Pennies INC
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Food for underprivileged families in Ethiopia
Feeding children in our free daycare
Feeding children in our free daycare

We needed you and you were there. Together, we are making a difference!

 

Dear Friends and Family of Caleb Foundation,

We’re writing to provide you with an update about the impact you’ve made since the last report. We hope you enjoy learning about our work and continue to stay engaged with our team.

No word is powerful enough to express our appreciation for you. Thank you for standing with us on saving lives and making a long-lasting impact on the lives of thousands of destitute children. We are so thankful and grateful to have you on our side.

 As you remember, during Covid-19 last year, we started an urgent appeal to support 450 households in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who were struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide meals for more than 1,000 families since we started this campaign. This couldn’t have been done without your help. Thank you for your support during these difficult times. We are glad things are now getting better, and some of our beneficiaries are going back to work. At Caleb Foundation, we strongly believe in long-term self-sustaining solutions. Therefore, we are devising different strategies to help our underprivileged families stand on their feet once and for all.

 Although Caleb Foundation has supported most of our beneficiaries to go back to work and provide for their family, some of our beneficiaries with toddlers were unable to return to work due to a lack of affordable daycare services in Ethiopia. A recently published government report shows that maternity is one of the root causes of homelessness among women. Low-income mothers are obligated to beg on the street after they give birth because nobody can watch their kids while they work. To address this problem, Caleb Foundation reopened the free daycare service which was closed during the start of the pandemic. In our free daycare service, we take care of children so that their mothers may go search for work to provide for their families. That way, mothers can sustain their families in the long run by finding a steady source of income.

 Another problem we encountered recently is feeding our children. Some parents would drop their children off with no food for the day due to a lack of provisional funds. Therefore, some children would be left hungry while other kids who had food would be able to eat. To address this problem, we set aside money in our budget to provide food for all children at our daycare. This program has also created a few jobs opportunities such as cooking and dishwashing for some of the underprivileged mothers.

 This would never be possible without your support and generosity. Your donation truly makes an impact on people's lives every day. Thank you again. We hope you will continue supporting us in our effort to reach more needy children and families.

Providing job opportunities to underprivileged mot
Providing job opportunities to underprivileged mot
It is priceless to feed all the children!
It is priceless to feed all the children!
Your help = More food, Thank You
Your help = More food, Thank You
Thank you for feeding our children in need
Thank you for feeding our children in need
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Kids of Caleb Foundation
Kids of Caleb Foundation

Dear Friends and Family of Caleb Foundation,

First and foremost, we would like to sincerely thank you for all your support throughout 2020. You stand with us because you have a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help. Last year, your support made a tangible impact on those who were forgotten. No word is powerful enough to express our heartfelt thank you. We want to thank you for believing in us to save lives and to serve others that wouldn't be seen otherwise. We would not be able to accomplish any of these without your generosity and support. Together, we hope to continue making an impact that cannot be erased. Please kindly see below the summary of our major accomplishments in the year 2020.

Partnership with GlobalGiving to run a campaign that is aimed at reaching out to 450 underprivileged families affected by the COVID-19.

Caleb Foundation partnered with GlobalGiving in 2020 to run a campaign to reach out to families impacted by COVID-19. This campaign benefited a total of 500 households who were suffering from unemployment due to the pandemic. These households were supported with clothes, food, and facemasks. On top of this, we provided an awareness-raising education on the prevention of the pandemic with the collaboration of the Ethiopian Red cross.

As responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, Caleb Foundation is actively working with the Addis Ababa administration Woreda 12 female and child affairs office.

In addition, Caleb Foundation also donated a total of 2140 kilograms of rice, 1472 kilograms of wheat flour, 1104 liters of food oil, and 165 kilograms of Macaroni to the Corona prevention steering committee which in turn went to underprivileged families in Ethiopia. In return, the committee helped us to identify and support potentially vulnerable households in a structured manner.

Also, in an attempt to sustain the family meal assistance program, Caleb Foundation provided families with supplies such as gloves and sanitizer to sell for their own profit. As a result, most beneficiaries became self-sufficient throughout the pandemic and were able to provide for their respective family.

In the 2020 pandemic period, Caleb Foundation fed over 1000 homeless individuals through a lunch kitchen with the active participation of the government sector, journalists, Sabbath school members, private banks, and other community-based institutions. At this event, Caleb Foundation donated 1,600 reusable face masks for our sponsored family and staff members who had to continue working during the pandemic. Caleb Foundation also distributed more than 3000 pamphlets and brochures as training materials to create awareness about the pandemic the same day.

The hard work of the Caleb Foundation during the pandemic was noticed and was rewarded with a certificate of recognition from the Woreda administration's women & child affairs office in 2020.

Taught Caleb Foundation's students’ vocational skills during the school shut-down due to COVID-19.

This program is part of the Livelihood Improvement Program of the Caleb Foundation. The livelihood improvement program of the Caleb foundation includes the provision of vocational skill training and in-kind donation to the poorest women and youth.

Due to the COVID school shut down in 2020, our focus was to keep our sponsored youth busy with our program. By collaborating with a local Engineering industry named Tsion Engineering Inc, we were able to provide welding and metalwork skill training to 20 of our sponsored children from high school. These youth were provided with self-protective overcoats, goggles, masks, and gloves to protect themselves. Some of these trained targeted beneficiaries were able to build foot pedal sinks for public handwashing purposes. These foot pedal sinks were sold by Tsion Engineering in an attempt to reduce the COVID transmission rate which can result from touching while people are washing hands. These trained, targeted beneficiaries can be potential future employees for Tsion Engineering Inc, or they will be linked to self-employment opportunities upon completion of the skill training.

Please continue to read if you are interested to know our accomplishments in other projects as well.

Donated laptops to Caleb Foundation's children who have been accepted to join universities.

One of Caleb Foundation's biggest visions is to provide education to all underprivileged children. Since 2012, Caleb Foundation has helped thousands of children to go to school. But to see children graduate high school with exceptional grades and continue to higher education is a great achievement we all must celebrate.   In order to support the students heading on to further their education, we provided brand-new laptops to equip them with the necessary technology to be successful. So far Caleb Foundation has a little more than 10 students who’ve made it to the collegiate level and 3 college graduates. We hope to influence many more current high school students to follow in these footsteps by showing the support they’ll receive if they choose to pursue higher education.

Donations to the homeless in the United States by collaborating with the nonprofit organization NSPIRE.

Caleb Foundation donated men, women, and kids clothing, household items, kitchenware, bicycles, and nonperishable foods to NSPIRE outreach. NSPIRE Outreach Inc is a US-based nonprofit organization located in Lawrenceville, GA. The donation given to NSPIRE outreach will go directly to homeless families in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, California, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Launched a new educational YouTube channel to promote technical knowledge in the Ethiopian American community.

The newly launched Caleb Foundation YouTube channel has different educational videos to address several job-related issues in our community. One of the common problems that immigrants face when they arrive in the United States is lacking basic computer skills. Caleb Foundation has donated more than 50 computers in the past few years to overcome this problem. And the Caleb Foundation YouTube channel, called "Enemamar" (Let us teach each other), is a platform for anyone willing to donate a "how-to" video to promote technological lessons in our community. The long-term plan is to use this channel for beginning, intermediate, and advanced technological lessons. However, our focus currently is beginner lessons. In 2020, we were able to launch a few basic lessons on our channel, and they’re focused on a wide range of topics, such as how to apply for a job online, how to write a resume, how to create emails, and so on. We are hoping this will help to overcome unemployment and the technological barrier most immigrants face.  

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Feeding program
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Dear Caleb Foundation families and friends,

Caleb Foundation has been helping families become self-sufficient throughout the pandemic, and Yabsira is the perfect example of how successful the program has been. Due to the world’s current circumstances, there has been an increased demand for hand sanitizers and masks. Therefore, the Caleb Foundation has provided families with these supplies so that they may go out and sell them for profit. This way, families can repeatedly make money on their own, essentially bringing in their own income.

Yabsira has been using the money he’s made to help support his family during the pandemic and to save for his own education. Thanks to Caleb Foundation, he has a business that can help provide for his family for months to come. If you feed a man a fish, he’s only fed once. But if you give a man a net, he’s fed for a lifetime. We thank everybody for their support as you are the reason we can serve and make a difference.

Please see the attached video link to get to know Yabsera.  

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Donation in progress, current situation

One day, as I was speaking to all of Caleb Foundations children in Ethiopia, a five-year-old girl raised her hand to ask me a question. She said, ‘Who are you to us? Are you our mother, are you our aunt, do we relate somehow? Why are you helping us?’ I asked her, ‘Have you ever prayed to God for help'? She nodded her head saying ‘yes'.  And then I said, ‘I want you to know I am not just one person.  Many other people work to help support the Caleb Foundation, and we might be the answer to your prayers.’

 

Dear Caleb Foundation families and friends,

Thank you for being the answer to many prayers.  We wouldn’t be able to reach out to these desperate families without your generous support and help.  As you all know, the year 2020 has been challenging for the whole world.  But it is obvious to say, it is extremely challenging for the underprivileged families who already struggle in their day to day lives.  Most disadvantaged families are daily laborers who pick up odd jobs to make a living and provide for their children daily.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, most people are no longer hiring gig workers for safety reasons. 

 

As you all know, we started our campaign to raise money for 450 underprivileged families in Ethiopia.  And because of you and other generous partners, we were able to raise $5,207 from 55 donors total as of now.  This means we are now able to provide a one-months’ worth of groceries to 208 families.  Thank you to all of you who have helped us.  Caleb Foundation currently has its doors wide open for underprivileged families to come and receive the monthly supply.  The families we are helping are verified by the government to ensure that they have no source of income.  Our team in Ethiopia is also confirming that the food is being equally distributed among the families. 

This being said, if you haven't gotten a chance to help us yet, or if you want to donate again, GlobalGiving has a Bonus Day on July 15, 2020, from 9:00 AM ET to 11:59 p.m. or until matching funds run out.  Please take this advantage to double your donation and make a bigger impact!

 

Thank you again for your continued help.  Stay safe. 

Tena Alemu

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Caleb Foundation - Save Life with Pennies INC

Location: Lawrenceville, GA - USA
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Tenadam Alemu
Lawrenceville, GA United States
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