Ethiopian Girls' Home Resident

A Place to Call Home

Help us provide a safe home environment for 30 girls currently living on the streets in Ethiopia.


Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand already has a thriving non-profit based in the Bole sub-city in Ethiopia.

They operate two boys' homes where 60 boys are provided a safe place to live. There they can concentrate on finishing school without having to worry about where their next meal will come from. Hold My Hand provides for these boys what many of us take for granted.

That's where Pay it Forward comes in. Discussions between Pay it Forward and Hold My Hand led to the realization that a partnership would enable Hold My Hand to provide the same care in a third home, for 30 girls aged from 8 to 16.

Boys' Home Group

A Better Situation

Dedicated Staff

Our partnership provides round-the-clock care for these girls so they always have someone to reach out to.

Live-in Mom

We are providing a live-in "mom" who will be there to care for the girls. She will do household tasks such as cooking and cleaning.


A mentor helps these girls work through the troubles that they have had to endure. She provides guidance for their future, encouraging them to continue their studies.

The Resources They Need

We are very excited to be able to provide all of these resources for 30 girls through our partnership.

Ethiopian Girl


  • Free high-quality schooling
  • Education materials
  • School Uniforms
  • Technical training
  • Vocational training


  • Healthy Food
  • Medical Checkups
  • Medication
  • Psychosocial support
  • Counseling
Ethiopian Girl

Welcome Home

Girls' Home Bunk Bed

We have rented a house and the bunk beds have arrived! We already have our first six residents.

Now the hard work begins. A social worker employed by Hold My Hand will begin befriending girls who live on the street to convince them they can have a brighter future. After their trust is gained, we can change their lives for the better.

We may not be able to solve the entire child homelessness problem that exists in Ethiopia, however, for the 30 future residents of our Ethiopian Girl's Home, we can change their entire lives.