ChildFund Will Stay Painted in My Heart

Guest post by Seble

Sponsored as a child in Ethiopia, Seble, now 22, reflects on how far she has traveled.

Photo of Seble smiling


Since my childhood, ChildFund has been walking beside me, helping me be all that I wanted to be. I completed my education because of the support of the organization. I can’t also ignore the extra support coming on an occasional basis from my sponsor — it helped me to fill in the gap.

Today I am a teacher at a primary school earning 841Birr (US$49) a month. Now I am able to stand on my feet; I can support myself and my family.

The other thing that touches my heart very much when I think about ChildFund is its effort in the development of not just the individual but also the community. The school built in my village, with the support of ChildFund, is now benefiting the community in general. The water scheme [system], again through the support of ChildFund, gave the community access to safe drinking water.

What can I say? ChildFund’s good work will stay painted in my heart forever!

One response to “ChildFund Will Stay Painted in My Heart

  1. Janice Robinson

    It’s wonderful to hear from sponsored children! I always hope they’ll be able to meet and thank their sponsor either in person, or on the Internet. At least, I know I would like to meet some of the many children I’ve sponsored over the past 46 years.