Stand by Me exists to change the lives of the children in our care, then to reach out and rescue more. This year we’ve been able to rescue 80 children in Ethiopia and welcome them into our Stand by Me schools in Dembi Dollo and Bekoji.
Galane has dreams and hopes just like all kids, but Galane carries the burden of living with HIV. We aim to remove all of the obstacles preventing children from reaching their dreams. Galane is now part of our HIV Food Programme and her health worries are relieved.
Families in Ethiopia are trapped in poverty by the crippling burdens of malnutrition, lack of healthcare, early death, HIV and child labour. Despite the insurmountable challenges, Stand by Me is lifting families out of poverty and helping over 900 children achieve their dreams.