Hannah’s Home is a unique orphanage concept in the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It started with the compassion of Hannah, a radiantly joyful woman who opened her home up to street children and began caring for them. Since then she has recruited other house-moms and together they have taken in over 230 orphans off the streets of Ethiopia. They provide food, shelter, education, love, and a safe place to play and gather in community. SENAI plays a strategic part as we find funding and connect international and domestic businesses, individuals and churches to this ministry.
What makes Hannah’s Home different than so many “orphanage” concepts is the hub-and-spoke model in which it operates. They have a central compound that serves as a safe haven for all the kids to play, and learn computers, sewing, and other vocational skills. The children live in individual homes, within walking distance of the compound. Each home holds 8 to 10 children with a house-mom or house-parents providing shelter, food, and love. All the children then attend local schools, which are within walking distance from their house and the central compound.
Senai connects families, businesses and foundations in the USA to the children Hanna has taken off the streets of Ethiopia. Sponsorship of homes for these children covers education, food, housing, extra-curricular activities, health-care, and mentoring. More than that, it provides another level of love and relationship, enriching the lives of the children and the families in the USA.
Please contact Drew Harding at SENAI, if you are interested in helping with this project.