Why Ethiopia?

Why Adopt From Ethiopia?
-There are 4.6 million orphans in Ethiopia.

 -One in ten babies die before their first birthday.

- One in six children die before their fifth birthday

-44% of the population of Ethiopia is under 15 years old.

- 60% of children in Ethiopia are stunted because of malnutrition.

-The median age in Ethiopia 17.8 years.

- In the 90s the population (3%) grew faster than food production (2.2%)

- Drought struck the country from 2000-2002 (first year no crops, second year no seeds, third year no animals)

- Half the children in Ethiopia will never attend school. 88% will never attend secondary school.

- Coffee prices (Ethiopia’s only major export) fell 40-60% from 1998-2002.

- Ethiopia’s doctor to children ratio is 1 to 24,000 In 1993.

-Ethiopia is open to large families.

-Because that's where the Lord is leading us!!