Mekides attends kindergarten and walks there each day. She likes to play local games with friends. Mekides lives with her mother and father. Her mother is self-employed and the father is a casual labourer. The family's income is unstable and far from adequate to provide for the basic needs. Mekides's family is Orthodox Christian and speaks Amharic. Your sponsorship gifts will help establish and expand access to necessities such as education, health care, clean water and skills training for youth and adults.