Kalkidan Shumi is a well-rounded 12 year old and the youngest of five children, four of whom live at home with her mother. Kalkidan’s father passed away when she was very young, leaving her mother to care for five children on her own. Kalkidan’s oldest brother has left for university, which eases the load a little but Kalkidan rarely gets to see him now and misses him. Kalkidan herself is in Grade 5 at BCI Academy, excelling in math.
While she does well in math, she still has an active imagination and hopes that one day she will be able to travel abroad and sing at big shows. She says if she were to get a sponsor, she would make sure to visit them on her travels.
Kalkidan’s favorite bible story is the story of David and Goliath because David had enough faith to trust God and kill Goliath. Kalkidan may have lost her biological father but when asked what God means to her, she answered “He is my Father.” When Kalkidan is not in school or helping around the house, she enjoys playing soccer with her friends.
Kalkidan’s mother struggles to make ends meet by working at a factory but even working full time, it is impossible to afford food for four children and the rent each month ($35 USD). Would you consider how you can help Kalkidan and her family?
Kalkidan is still in need of a full $90/mo sponsorship. If you are unable to commit to a monthly donation, perhaps you would consider a one-time donation to help cover her rent for a month or additional food for this struggling family?