Messert Ethiopia is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious humanitarian organization founded by seven caring Ethiopians in New York City in 1998,Sponsor A Child - Messert Ethiopia.

an organization created to address the increasing number of children in Ethiopia being forced to live on the streets without shelter, food, clothes, medical care, education, and most of all, without the love and attention of parents and family. Natural disasters, civil strife, and an increasing AIDS epidemic had taken its toll on an already critical situation for poor and homeless children. The founders of Messert Ethiopia determined they would make a difference in the lives of as many children as possible.

Sponsor A Child - Messert Ethiopia.The organization began holding walkathons in the New York City area and in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to raise money for its childrens programs. By September 2000 enough money had been raised to purchase a small house in Burayoo to provide a group home for orphans. In addition to providing a home for 12 children between the ages of 7 and 17, Messert Ethiopiauses a sponsorship program to provide for additional children in the most destitute areas of Addis Ababa. These children live with a parent (in most cases a mother) or a guardian but need provision for school fees and uniforms, books and educational materials, medical care, recreational activities, and family financial assistance. A major part of the Messert Ethiopia program is the after-school program that includes one hot meal a day for six days a week, tutors to assist with homework, and a library day on Saturdays. The organization wants to extend the program to include a drop-in center where the children can shower, wash their clothes, play indoor and outdoor games, watch television and use a computer, and where parents can get training in parenting and life skills.

Seven people in New York City decided to make a difference. Because of seven people who started Messert Ethiopia, 12 children have a home to live in and 36 other children are able to go to school, get a hot meal, and enjoy a more hospitable lifestyle.

It is said it takes a village to raise a child. We would say it takes more than a village – it takes a world. And each one of us is part of that world.

Find out how you can donate or become a childs sponsor… and make a difference. Feel free to email us today and we will be happy to provide you more information.

It is said it takes a village to raise a child. We would say it takes more than a village – it takes a world. And each one of us is part of that world.

Find out how you can donate or become a childs sponsor… and make a difference. Feel free to email us today and we will be happy to provide you more information.

Feel free to email us today and we will be happy to provide you more information.