Meet 9 year old Mersayit. She lives in Ethiopia with her mum and sister. She's playful, helpful and always smiling. Mersayit's life is similar to that of many kids in Ethiopia, no bed, no toilet and no toys to play with.
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.
Some of our amazing supporters have joined us to stand by our university students by helping to fund a laptop for each of the students!