Ethiopia Youth Resilience: Child Labor Response Program

Will you help keep children out of labor trafficking and equip them for success?

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Vulnerable children are caught in labor trafficking

In Ethiopia, many children tragically become victims of labor trafficking. A network of recruiters often lures children from rural or poverty-ridden areas to Addis Ababa, with the promise of a salary and an education.

Yet, while these children are given work, it comes in the form of abusive and exploitative situations, such as domestic servitude or unsafe manufacturing or factory settings.

How you can help

In addition to capacity building and advocacy, the Ethiopia Youth Resilience: Child Labor Response Program aims to provide direct services to 160 child workers, but it will cost Bethany $58/month. Will you help keep children out of labor trafficking and equip them for success?

While Freedom Fund provided a grant, Bethany needs to raise $85,000 to fund the remaining start-up costs.

Offering a safe haven and family-based care

Children ages 8 and under will be placed in temporary foster care until they can be reunified safely with their family. Children ages 9-18 will stay temporarily in a safe shelter, receiving assessment for mental and physical health needs. Children 17 and older will receive additional livelihood training and start-up funds to help them transition into independent living.

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