Angelicum families and friends:
Please consider joining us in sponsoring one of these poor orphans.

Eritrea, a very poor country located in the horn of East Africa has many vulnerable orphans who desperately need help. Please consider sponsoring a child in need and assist them to become a valuable member of the community.  For just $67 per month (or $800 per year), you can sponsor one of the children below and give them the much-needed resources that they require, including basic food, clothing, shelter and education.  You can learn about each of these orphans by hovering your cursor over their photos and reading more about them, and you can become a sponsor today by clicking on the link at the bottom of each orphan’s bio. More FAQs are answered below the photos. Thank you!

A Brief History of the Community of Sisters Caring for the Orphans

The Community of Sisters for the Poor was founded in 1985 in Asmara Eritrea, by the late Father Luca Milesi, while he was the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Apostolic Vicariate in Asmara. At the end of 1995 Msgr. Luca Milesi was made bishop of the newly created Eparchy of Barentu, in the western lowlands of Eritrea. At present the total number of the members of the Institute is 13 (8 with final vows and 5 with temporary vows). They have also 2 novices and 3 aspirants in the formation program.

The charisma of the Secular Institute is based on love of God and fellow human beings, trust in God and cheerfulness as lived by Jesus and Mary in the Gospel. We live trying to love each other as Christ is loving and witnessing to the reality of the Brotherhood of mankind so that become the family of God. The objective of their mission is to help those who are in need and the poor, to rescue them from various difficult situations they find themselves in. As they do not have any financial and social support the congregation takes care of the orphans, handicapped children, needy children as well as helping the elderly including the unwanted, unloved abandoned persons in our society.

Our approach is integral. That means we look towards feeding the hungry not only by providing bread but also reaching them out with the proclamation of the life-giving word of God, whiles we are providing drink to the thirsty the satisfying knowledge of God, peace, truth, justice and love, while we cloth the naked we also doing it by the teaching human dignity. We work to shelter the homeless as well us offer the opportunity to shelter their minds and spirits too.

Currently we are providing full support to 47 children and 4 elders. They are 28 boys and 19 girls providing education, food, clothing, medical care, shelter and other life necessity to them.

Actually, we have five centers of orphanages in the following localities.

Currently:

  • Dekemhare Debub centre is caring for 8 children from the age of 2 to 12 years and 2 sisters as formators.
  • Barentu centre is caring for 11 children from the age of 4 to 14 years and 1 sister as formator.
  • Dekemhare Anseba centre is caring for 7 children from the age of 3 to 15 years and 1 sister as formator.
  • Dongolo centre is caring for 6 children from the age of 8 to 15 years and 2 sisters as formators.
  • Asmara    centre  is caring for 15 children from the age of 1 to 16 years and 4 sisters as formators

[The Barentu and Dekemhare Anseba Centers are presently unable to forward photos and bios of the orphans there.]

Meet the Orphans that Need Your Help
(Move your cursor over the image of the orphan to flip to bio information)

Abiel

Abiel Kahsu

Given name: Abiel

Father’s name: unknown

Mother’s name: Haimanot Syum Kahsu

Birth date: 13/10/2012

Born at, origin: Aditekelezan

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 3rd grade

Orphanage entering date: 18/06/2012

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Abiel was born in 13/10/2010, in sub city of Aditekelezan, Anseba region. He has neither brothers nor sisters. His mother Haimanot Syum has disease, a mental problem, and his father hasn’t any known address or is unknown. Nowadays, Abiel is 9 years old. He is frank, diligent and clever boy.

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Amanuel

Amanuel Gebru

Given name: Amanuel

Father’s name: Tsehaye Mahray Gebru

Mother’s name: Luchya Tekle Asfaha

Birth date: 12/09/2008

Born at, origin: Kelkel Mal Asa

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 4th grade

Orphanage entering date: 13/12/2015

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Amanuel was born in 12/09/2008, in Kelkel Mal Asa, Debub region. He has one older brother, Michael. Their mother Luchya is dead, and their father Tsehaye has disease, a carrier of HIV/AIDS virus. Amanuel is good in health. He is decent person.

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Asli

Asli Okbaldet

Given name: Asli

Father’s name: Asfaha Okbaldet

Mother’s name: Ergalem yohannes

Birth date: 2013

Born at, origin: Adi tekelezan

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 2nd grade

Orphanage entering date: 01/09/2015

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Asli was born in 2013 in the sub city of Adi tekelezan, Ansenba region. She has one older sister Lidya. Their mother died before Asli turned eight years due to her serious illness. However their father is still alive in Adi tekelezan, but he has been suffered by HIV/AIDS disease. At this time, Asli and her sister Lidya are good in health, in school and above all they are polite students.

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Bereket

Bereket G/Michael

Given name: Bereket

Father’s name: Rezene G/Michael

Mother’s name: Abeba Tesfazgi

Birth date: 17/09/2010

Born at, origin: Guritat

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 4th grade

Orphanage entering date: 30/02/2011

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Bereket was born in 17/09/2010, in the village of Guritat, Anseba region. He is the only son of his parents. His mother Abeba Tesfazgi died when Bereket was just a little baby, and his father Rezene G/Michael is still alive, but he is troublous. At this time, Bereket is ten years old. He is really diligent on his priority.

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Eldana

Eldana G/Michael

Given name: Eldana

Father’s name: Mesfun G/michael

Mother’s name: Mebrat blien

Birth date: 16/07/2010

Born at, origin: Debarwa

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 3rd grade

Orphanage entering date: 01/09/2017

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Eldana was born in 16/07/2010, in the city of Debarwa, Debub region. She has neither brothers nor sisters. Her mother Mebrat blien has disease, a mental problem, and her father Mesfun G/Michael hasn’t any known address or is unknown. Nowadays, Eldana is 10 years old. She is polite and meritorious girl.

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Elzana

Elzana Gebremeskel

Given name: Elzana

Father’s name: unknown

Mother’s name: Teigsti Gebremeskel

Birth date: 02/01/2017

Born at, origin: Asmara

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: kindergarten

Orphanage entering date: 09/03/2018

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Child Elzana was born in 02/01/2017 in Asmara Maekel region. He has neither brothers nor sisters. His mother has disease, a mental problem for many years. She lived in every streets of Asmara especially around the churches due to her mentality. When child Elzana was born, he lived with her for about a year, and his father has not any known address or is unknown. At this time, child Elzana is 4 years old. He is lovely, cute and healthy person.

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Eseyas

Eseyas H/Michael

Given name: Eseyas

Father’s name: Pawlos T/mariam

Mother’s name: Almaz H/Michael

Birth date: 2010

Born at, origin: Adi fnei

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 6th grade

Orphanage entering date: 10/09/2018

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Eseyas was born in 2010, in the village of Adi fnei, Debub region. He has one youngest sister, Selamawit. Their mother Almaz was dead when they are children and their father Pawlos is troublous and an army member. At this time, Eseyas is clever, polite and decent person.

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Esrom

Esrom G/hiwet

Given name: Esrom

Father’s name: Abraham G/hiwet

Mother’s name: unknown

Birth date: 2008

Born at, origin: Embatkala

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 4th grade

Orphanage entering date: 02/09/2014

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Esrom was born in 2008, in the sub city of Embatkala, Northern Red Sea region. He has neither brothers nor sisters. His mother hasn’t any known address or is unknown, and his father is alive, but he is an army member, so he hasn’t any known address. Esrom is lovely and he is always cheery at the community.

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Eyob

Eyob Mebrahtu

Given name: Eyob

Father’s name:  Mebrahtu

Mother’s name: Natsinet Embaye

Birth date: 24/07/2002

Born at, origin: Unknown

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 2nd grade/discontinue

Orphanage entering date: 30/07/2002

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: Mental problem

Eyob was born in 24/07/2002 from her mother Natsinet and father Mebrahtu. He has one older sister, Suzi. Their mother Natsinet died when they are children, and their father Mebrahtu hasn’t any known address. Eyob is improving his mentality from time to time and his health is auspicious for his bright future.

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Farah

Farah Keleta

Given name: Farah

Father’s name: Mogos keleta

Mother’s name: Ghidena

Birth date: 2009

Born at, origin: Keren

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 4th grade

Orphanage entering date: 10/09/2019

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Farah was born in 2009, in the city of keren, Anseba region. He has one older brother. Their mother Ghidena was dead when they are children, besides their father, Mogos Keleta hasn’t any known address or is disappeared. Ferah is kind and decent person.

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Ferehat

Ferehat Adela

Given name: Ferehat

Father’s name: Habtegergis okubu Adela

Mother’s name: Letegabir Michael

Birth date: 05/06/2009

Born at, origin: keren

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Bilen

School: 4th grade

Orphanage entering date: 07/12/2015

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Ferehat was born in 05/06/2009, around Keren Anseba region. She has two brothers, Samuel and Filmon and one sister, Senhit. Their mother Letegabir Michael is dead, and their father is a troublous person. At this time, Ferehat is quick and sharp and she is meritorious girl.

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Fray

Fray Adhanom

Given name: Fray

Father’s name: Tsegay Adhanom

Mother’s name: Saba Tewelde

Birth date: 2004

Born at, origin: Adi Chealo

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 8th grade

Orphanage entering date: 18/10/2011

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Fray was born in 2004 in the village of “Chealo” Debub region. Fray is the youngest child of Saba, a house wife and Tsegay a soldier man. He has one older brother, Samuel and two older sisters, Rahwa and Lwam. Both their parents died when they are children. Individual Fray is very diligent in his duty and is polite person.

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Hanan

Hanan Abdela

Given name: Hanan

Father’s name: Mohammed Brhan Abdela

Mother’s name: Gemila Seid Berih

Birth date: 2009

Born at, origin: Deki zeru

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 4th grade

Orphanage entering date: 10/01/2011

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Hanan was born in 2009, in the village of Deki zeru, Anseba region. She has only one older brother, Abdela Mohammed brhan. Her mother Gemila seid was died when she was only one year, and her father Mohammed Brhan hasn’t any known address. Nowadays, Hanan is 12 years old. She is meritorious on her behavior she is smart and decent person.

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Jamal

Jamal Omer

Given name: Jamal

Father’s name: Ahmed Omer

Mother’s name: Neima Mahmud

Birth date: 31/12/2016

Born at, origin: Halhal/fanshebeku (mearki)

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Tigre

School: Kindergarten

Orphanage entering date: 16/09/2017

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: None

Child Jamal was born in 31/12/2016 in the village of Halhal Anseba region. His mother has disease, a mental problem, and his father hasn’t any known address or is unknown. Nowadays, child Jamal is 4 years old. He is healthy, strong and cheerful with his brothers and sisters in the community.

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Lidya

Lidya Okbaldet

Given name: Lidya

Father’s name: Asfaha Okbaldet

Mother’s name: Ergalem Yohannes

Birth date: 2005

Born at, origin: Adi tekelezan

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 7th grade

Orphanage entering date: 01/09/2015

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Lidya was born in 2005 in the sub zone of Adi tekelezan, Anseba region. She has one sister, Asli. Their mother is died before eight years, due to her serious illness. However, their father is still alive and he lives in the sub city of Adi tekelezan, but he has been suffered by HIV/AIDS disease. At this time, Lidya is 16-years-old. She is sharp, decent and very kind person.

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Merhawi

Merhawi Weldu

Given name: Merhawi

Father’s name: unknown

Mother’s name: Luchya weldu

Birth date: 2005

Born at, origin: Xaeda Adi

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 5th grade

Orphanage entering date: 01/09/2014

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Merhawi was born in 2005, in the village of Xaeda Adi, Gash barka region. He has neither brothers nor sisters. His mother Luchiya Weldu has disease, a mental problem, while his father hasn’t any known address or is unknown. At this time Merhawi is intelligent, smart and clever boy.

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Mileab

Mileab W/Gabriel

Given name: Mileab

Father’s name: Mulgheta W/Gabriel

Mother’s name: Roma Tesfay

Birth date: 21/02/2006

Born at, origin: Adi Berak

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 8th grade

Orphanage entering date: 10/09/2019

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Mileab was born in 21/06/2006, in the village of Adi Berak, Debub region. He has one youngest brother, Kalieb and older sister, Lulia. Both their parents were dead when they are children. At this time, Mileab is brave and diligent person at his priority.

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Nathnael

Nathnael Kiflom

Given name: Nathnael

Father’s name: Mesmer Kiflom

Mother’s name: Merhawit Estifanos

Birth date: 29/08/2016

Born at, origin: Zagr

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: kindergarten

Orphanage entering date: 29/08/2017

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Child Nathnael was born in 29/08/2016, in the village of Zagr, Maekel region. He has neither brothers nor sisters. Now he is 5 year old. His mother Merhawit Estifanos died when he was only 1 year. While his father Mesmer Kiflkom is alive but he is living in Khartoum, Sudan. Child Nathnael is cute and lovely boy.

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Niyat

Niyat Abrhaley

Given name: Niyat

Father’s name: kfle

Mother’s name: Akberet Abrhaley

Birth date: 06/02/2014

Born at, origin: Aberdaei

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 1st grade

Orphanage entering date: 19/10/2017

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Niyat was born in 06/02/2014 in the village of Aberdaei, maekel region. She is the only daughter of her family. She has neither brothers nor sisters. Both her parents were died by accident when she was only three-year-old. At this time, child Niyat is good in health and she is slowly innovates both physically and psychologically in social life at the community.

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Raey

Raey U

Given name: Raey

Father’s name: unknown

Mother’s name: unknown

Birth date: 12/11/2019

Born at, origin: unknown

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School grade: not yet

Enter to the community (orphanage): 20/10/2020

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Child Raey was born in 12/11/2019. His mother has disease, a mental problem, for a long time. Besides, his father has not any known address or is unknown. Child Raey is cute and lovely in the community.

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Ruta

Ruta Tekle

Given name: Ruta

Father’s name: Abiel Tekle

Mother’s name: Lemlem saleh

Birth date: 03/09/2009

Born at, origin: Senafe

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 4th grade

Orphanage entering date: 18/02/2013

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Ruta was born in 03/09/2009 in senafe Debub region. Ruta is the eldest of her twin sisters, Semhar and Senait. Their mother has disease, a mental problem for a long time, and their father hasn’t any known address. Individual Ruta is intelligent, smart and optimistic person.

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Ruth

Ruth Afewerki

Given name: Rut

Father’s name: Debesay Afewerki

Mother’s name: Tirhas Tesfazgi

Birth date: 08/08/2007

Born at, origin: Adikolom

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 6th grade

Orphanage entering date: 14/09/2011

Health condition: good/fit

Rut was born in 08/08/2007, in the village of Adikolom maekel region. She has brothers and sisters. Their family is Tirhas Tesfazgi and Debesay Afewerki. Their mother Tirhas is dead, and their father Debesay Afewerki is still alive. He was a fighter during the Eritrean War of independence. He is a disabled and troublous man. Nowadays Rut is clever and decent person.

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Samson

Samson Teferi

Given name: Samson

Father’s name: Daniel Teferi

Mother’s name: Libanos Mehari

Birth date: 2017

Born at, origin: Hadish Addi

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: kindergarten

Orphanage entering date: 01/09/2020

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: mental problem

Child Samson was born in 2018, in the village of Hadish Adi, Anseba region. He is the only son of his parents. His mother Libanos has died when Samson was just a little baby, and his father Daniel is alive, but he is in the army and very troublesome. Child Samson is cute and lovely.

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Semhar

Semhar Tekle

Given name: Semhar

Father’s name: Abiel Tekle

Mother’s name: Lemlem saleh

Birth date: 29/09/2013

Born at, origin: Senafe

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 2nd grade

Orphanage entering date: 18/02/2013

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Semhar was born in 29/09/2013 in Senafe Debub region. She has a twin sister, Senait and one older sister, Ruta. Their mother has disease, a mental problem for a long time, and their father hasn’t any known address. Individual Semhar is talented and decent person.

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Semir

Semir Husien

Given name: Semir

Father’s name: Gemei Idris Husien

Mother’s name: Natsinet Habteslasie

Birth date: 2012

Born at, origin: Merat/Gheleb

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Tigre

School: 2nd grade

Orphanage entering date: 05/09/2017

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Semir was born in the village of Merat/Gheleb, Gash barka region. He has one sister Semira. Their mother Natsinet Habteslasie is dead, and their father Gemei Idris is a prisoner. At this time Semir is meritorious and smart boy.

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Semira

Semira Idris

Given name: Semira

Father’s name: Gemei Idris

Mother’s name: Natsinet Habteslasie

Birth date: 2012

Born at, origin: Merat/Gheleb

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigre

School: 2nd grade

Orphanage entering date: 05/09/2017

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Semira was born in the village of Merat/Gheleb, Gash barka region. She has one brother, Semir. Their mother Natsinet Habteslasie is dead, and their father Gemei Idris is a prisoner. At this time, Semira is smart and decent person.

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Senait

Senait Tekle

Given name: Senait

Father’s name: Abiel Tekle

Mother’s name: Lemlem saleh

Birth date: 29/09/2013

Born at, origin: senafe

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 2nd grade

Orphanage entering date: 18/02/2013

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Senait was born in 29/09/2013 in Senafe Debub region. She has a twin sister, Semhar and one older sister, Ruta. Their mother has mental problems for a long time, and their father hasn’t any known address. Individual Senait is sharp, decent and cheerful in the community.

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Siem

Siem Issack

Given name: Siem

Father’s name: Okubaldet Issack

Mother’s name: Nebiyat Aibu Redaei

Birth date: 19/04/2011

Born at, origin: Aibaba

Gender: male

Ethnicity: Bilen

School: 2nd grade

Orphanage entering date: 03/10/2017

Health condition: good/fit

Type of disability: none

Siem was born in 19/04/2011, in the village of Aibaba around keren, Anseba region. His mother Nebiat  Aibu is dead, and his father Okubaldet Issack is an army member. Nowadays, Siem is clever and decent person.

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Suzi

Suzi Mebrahtu

Given name: Suzi

Father’s name: Mebrahtu

Mother’s name: Natsinet Embaye

Birth date: 24/10/1997

Born at, origin: unknown

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: 4th grade/discontinue

Orphanage entering date: 27/10/1997

Health condition: mentally problem

Type of disability: none

Suzi was born in 24/10/1997 from her mother Natsinet and father Mebrahtu. She has one brother, Eyob. Their mother Natsinet died when they are children and their father Mebrahtu hasn’t any known address. The upcoming October Suzi turns 23. She is always decent person.

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Yordanos

Yordanos Tekie

Given name: Yordanos

Father’s name: Merhawi Tekie

Mother’s name: Zebib Kflezgi

Birth date: 2017

Born at, origin: Hadish Adi

Gender: female

Ethnicity: Tigrigna

School: not yet

Orphanage entering date: 10/09/2018

Health condition: migraine, currently indisposed

Type of disability: mental problem

Child Yordanos was born in 2017, in the village of Hadish Adi, Anseba region. She has some serious illness, such as migraine, malaise, headache and mentality. Child Yordanos is the youngest of her two sisters. Her mother Zebib was dead during Child Yordanos was birth, while her father Merhawi Tekie is alive, but he is troublous and an army member.

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FAQs

Q. What does becoming a sponsor involve?

 A. A simple commitment to provide the funds needed to provide the most basic necessities of the orphan(s) you sponsor, for one year at a time. The cost to provide this is $67 per month, or $800 per year. All one needs to do is select an orphan not already sponsored and the payment method. 100% of the donations are transferred to the orphanage for the exclusive use of the orphan selected (the only exception being in case of imminent starvation of other orphans, a very real possibility in Eritrea).

Q. Why is the cost of sponsorship so modest?

A. Eritrea is one of the poorest countries on earth, and the US dollar goes much farther there than here. Obviously $67 per month would not even come close to providing these basic necessities for one child in the US.

Q. If I wish to discontinue my sponsorship, may I do so, and how?

A. We ask that sponsors commit to a minimum of one year so that this is a manageable program not constantly changing. We also hope to encourage long-term relationships between sponsors and the orphan(s) they sponsor. However, if a sponsor simply cannot fulfill their initial commitment, then of course they may simply notify us and end their sponsorship.

Q. How can I find out more about the orphan I sponsor?

A. As soon as the commitment is made, the Sisters of the Poor, who run the orphanage will assist your sponsored orphan to write you (assisted by the Sister) and tell you a little of his or her life, hopes for the future, and whatever else may occur to them. The address of the orphanage will also be provided to sponsors so that they may write then them directly.  Additionally, as you may read on the “Items Needed by the Orphanage” link on this page, you will see that some Angelicum staff have donated a computer, monitor and printer in anticipation of an internet connection allowing email communication directly to the orphanage.

Q. May I donate less than the full $67 per month sponsorship?

A. Of course, and all contributions are greatly appreciated, however unless this is combined with contributions from other donors you know or in your family totaling to $67 per month (just let us know if that is the case and which orphan is being sponsored by more than one person/a group), it will go to the pay for the needs of unsponsored orphans, so that no orphan is removed from the list of those needing a full sponsor.

Q. Will I be able to follow the progress and life of the orphan(s) I sponsor somehow?

A. Yes, you may write (or soon email) the orphanage anytime you wish, and the Sisters will assist the orphan to reply when they are able to do so.

Q. Would it be possible to adopt any of these orphans?

A. Not at the present time. The government does not allow it. Perhaps in the future.

Q. Would I be able to visit the orphanage in Eritrea sometime?

A. Yes, just by making arrangement with the sisters to do so.

Q. May I sponsor more than one orphan?

A. Of course – as many as you wish and are able to sponsor.

Q. I noted that some of the orphans have a parent still living?

A. Yes, some do. As you may have noted, often the living parent is either unknown, or their location is unknown, or they are mentally ill or otherwise unable to provide for the child. So the child is effectively an orphan, with no one to care for them.

Q. If I have any other questions, may I email them?

A. Yes, just email the Angelicum Academy your question(s) at info@angelicum.net and we will be happy to call or email you in reply, or to forward your question on to the orphanage if we do not know the answer.  Notice: Thanks to donations recently received, the Sisters were able to initiate internet service (though it is sketchy), and we hope donors will help them maintain it each month, to enable them to send and receive emails directly.

Q. What is the connection between the Angelicum Academy and the orphanage?

A. It is an apostolate that has gradually developed over the years between the Archbishop of Asmara, the capitol of Eritrea, and the Angelicum Academy staff and families. This current Archbishop, and his predecessor, have both visited the United States and met with the Angelicum Academy staff a number of times over the years and we are in fairly frequent communication. This orphanage and these orphans have recently come under his care and he asked us to help find them sponsors. We have been helping the Catholic Church in Eritrea for over two decades in various ways, this is simply one more way we are privileged to do so.

Items Needed by the Orphanage

1. Desktop Computers  DONATED – THANK YOU!
Type: DELL
Core: i5
Internal Storage: 500 GB
RAM: 4 GB
Price15,000.00 Nakfa
($1,000 US)

2. Tablets DONATED – THANK YOU!
Type: Samsung TAB A
Internal Storage: 32 GB
RAM: 4 GB
Price4,500.00 Nakfa
($ 300 US)

3. Printers DONATED – THANK YOU!
Type: Hp Laser Jet Pro MFP M130a (Three in one; Printer + Copier + Scanner)
Price6,000.00 Nakfa
($400 US)

4. Refrigerator DONATED – THANK YOU!
Type: LG 75 Inch
Quantity: 3
Price13,000.00 Nakfa
($ 867 US)

5. Television DONATED – THANK YOU!
Type: LG Flat 32 Inch
Quantity: 3
Price11,000.00 Nakfa
($ 734 US)

6. Washing Machine DONATED – THANK YOU!
Type: LG 14 Inch
Quantity: 4
Price12,500.00 Nakfa
($ 834 US)

7. Internet Connection Set-Up Fee DONATED – THANK YOU!
Price: 5,500 Nafka
($367)

8. Monthly Internet Service Fee (1 Month)
Price: 3,600 Nafka/Month
($240/Month) DONATION NEEDED!
(The reason the monthly charge is so high is due to the Marxist government’s discouragement of social media.)

OR (#8 above is for rather unreliable service, #9 is for very reliable service)

9. Monthly Internet Service Fee (1 Month)
Price: 12,500 Nafka/Month
($834/Month) DONATION NEEDED!
(The reason the monthly charge is so high is due to the Marxist government’s discouragement of social media.)