Browse our shop to find various items you can purchase  to make a difference for a child in Ethiopia. Your gifts will create a lasting effect on a child and their families by providing essential items for a good quality of life from school materials to comfortable bedding. You can buy items for your sponsored child or another child in need, or give an original gift and buy any item as a voucher. After purchasing any item in our shop, our team will always contact you to confirm how you would like your gift to be used.

 If you are interested in purchasing electricity or water for your sponsored family we recommend getting in touch with the team before to confirm it is possible in your families home. Also, the below items are the most accurate cost estimations available, prices vary from region to region. If you would like an accurate cost estimation of items to support your sponsored family, please get in touch with the team at [email protected]

Celebration Parcels

Christmas Dinner Parcel – £31

Everything a family needs to celebrate Christmas in the traditional way – a chicken, lentils, onions, oil and plenty of teff (20kg) to feed the family for a while.

Christmas Food and Kitchen Parcel -£44

All the food for a special celebration plus utensils for the kitchen – utensils, pans, crockery or glasses based on what the family needs.

Birthday Celebration Parcel – £28

Buy the perfect birthday gift for a child! Our staff will take them to the market so they can choose a special gift that’s right for them such as a toy or some new clothes.

School Materials

Set of Subject Reference Books – £20

This set provides reference books on all available subjects so that a child can study properly in lessons and at home.

Subject Reference Book – £5

A curriculum textbook to help a child study their favourite – or most challenging – subject.

University Support Package – £100

Attending university is a significant achievement yet students face many additional expenses from photocopying costs to additional transport costs. Help a university student make the most of their university education.

School Uniform – £10

Children must have a uniform to be able to attend school. A new uniform means a child can go to school proud of their fresh clothes.

Smartphone – £265

A smartphone is essential to students learning in the higher grades and beyond as students can access material online and outside of school hours. This is due to a shortage of textbooks. Mobile phones also allow students to connect with their family.

Stationery Set – £10

No school supplies are given at school. This set buys pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers and exercise books so a child can make notes in lessons.

Photocopy Package – £50

Help students overcome the impact of a shortage of textbooks by supporting them with a photocopying package. This allows students to photocopy materials required for their learning throughout the year without having access to a mobile device and keep learning outside of school hours.

Back to School Package – £35

This pack includes everything a child needs to start the new school year right – a uniform, school bag, shoes, exercise books and pens.

School Bag – £14

School bags are a luxury many children can’t afford. Buying a school bag means a child can proudly store their exercise books and pens securely and safely.

Reusable Period Pack- £13

Provide one girl with Mela Premium kit consisting of 4 reusable sanitary liners, dirty bag for storage of used towels, calendar for tracking, care and hygiene instructions and 2 pairs of pants.

Reusable Period Pack bundle and menstrual hygiene education – £181

Provide 10 girls with Mela Premium Kits and training provided by Mela for Her on menstrual hygiene and care to protect and empower.

Family Gifts

Month’s Food Hamper – £21

A set of food basics to keep the family stocked for a month – teff (12kg), oil, lentils, coffee, popcorn and salt.

Bag of Teff – £21

Teff is a grain indigenous to Ethiopia and a staple of the main food – injera. The grain has excellent nutritional qualities. This parcel buys enough to feed a family for 2 months.

Electric Plate – £107

As firewood is expensive and electricity being widely accessible. An electric plate is vital as it not only supports a families feed themselves but also supports mothers with their small businesses.

Chicken – £15

One chicken for a celebration or a laying chicken for a supply of eggs as a source of food and income. 

New Clothing Package – £51

With so many other needs, children rarely get the luxury of choosing their own clothes. This parcel sees a member of our team go with a child to the market to pick out a new set of clothes.

A Sheep – £131

If a family has enough space, a young sheep can be a great investment for resale, or a fundamental part of many of Ethiopian festival celebrations.

New Pair of Shoes – £46

A good quality pair of shoes is always required for children due to how fast they grow and constant playing around.

Home Improvements

New Bed and Bedding – £400

This funds a bedframe suited to the size of the family’s home, mattress and set of bedding to guarantee a comfortable nights sleep.

Bedding Package – £49

Although days are warm in Ethiopia, temperatures drop at night. This parcel buys a fleece blanket, sheet and pillows for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Electricity Installation – £75

This funds a family to connect to a local electricity supply and install a metre so they can have electricity in their home, meaning light to study and electric plates to cook on.

Water Tap Installation – £110

This funds a family to connect to the local water mains and have a safe water supply right outside their home, drastically cutting time spent fetching water each day.

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