Electronics are VERY expensive in Ethiopia. The government taxes 100% on certain items like cars and electronics. Because of this owning a computer is an extreme luxury that many cannot afford. One of our sponsored families is in college. She is studying engineering and is in her last year. She told Monte when he was there in September, that it will be very hard to complete her college degree without a computer. With this decree, the cycle of poverty can come to an end for this three generation family that lives in a 8x10 one room house.
This week we are going to raise money for a computer for B. We have so much to be thankful for this Holiday season and if you feel led, we would love to have you join us in blessing B with a brand new computer!
The computer will be bought on Black Friday, but we will continue to raise support for it through the end of December (or until sufficient funds are raised). There is a Paypal donate link on the right hand side of the blog labeled "Computer for "B"".