Kirkos OVC care and Family support project

Project Name

Kirkos OVC care and Family support project

Project Location


Project Natures
  • Children and Youth Development
  • Livelihood Development
Project Objectives
  • Improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Support parents or guardians to create a better environment for children to grow up in.

Orphans from disadvantaged families, children and their parents

No. of Beneficiaries

Approx. 120 people

Key Activities
  • Life support – provide necessities, school supplies and essential medical services such as supplementary food, clothing, reference books, hygiene products (soap, masks), and annual medical check-ups.
  • Psycho-social support – setting up children’s groups, parenting counselling for parents and guardians, raising awareness of child abuse and other issues, and organising educational and recreational activities.
  • Financial support – provide training for small business operations and start-up funds.
Project Period

Jul 2020 to Jun 2023


Approx. HK$564,000


Mulu Bekele is a mother of three sons who live in the slums of Kirkos. The area is home to many poor families whose parents work long hours to make ends meet and cannot look after their children, so they always wander on the street. Some families cannot afford the rent and are evicted, leaving the family sleeping on the streets. The children are out of school and spend their days on the streets, begging, scavenging and selling metal scrap to make money.

Since 2020, Mulu’s family has been involved in LIA’s orphans, vulnerable children and family support project in the Kirkos slum. In 2021, LIA provided Mulu with approximately HK$1,100 in start-up support to help her set up her own small business. After five months, she could pay her rent and all household expenses and had savings.

Although Mulu is a widow, she is very strong and works hard to provide for her children independently. She is proud to be able to provide for her children and praises God all the time for changing the lives of her family, keeping them away from the streets and being scattered.


Partner Name

Life In Abundance (LIA)

Year of establishment


The Year Our Partnership Started


Partner's Mission
  • Partner with local churches to serve the poor and disadvantaged, creating sustainable change in their lives and communities.
  • Work to give life in abundance to the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised families.

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