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Help for street children

Inkuwan dehina netachilu/welcome,

Nine years ago, Aynalem and Johan made their dream come true: a home for children in Hawassa. What started as a small organization has grown into a home for more than ninety children.

Let Us Change Ethiopiƫ: Aynalem and Johan

In 2008, Johan went to Ethiopia for the first time with the plan of founding a youth movement. In Hawassa, he met Aynalem and they quickly realized they shared a common passion for improving the lives of the many homeless children living there. They decided to form an organization together, and Let Us Change was born in 2009. A home of nine children grew into an organization with ninety children. In the three houses, Let Us Change offers a place where street children receive the care and opportunities most take for granted:

  • a safe place to live
  • healthy food to grow
  • a great school to play and learn
  • a loving family to grow up in

Besides the homes, Let Us Change  is also committed to helping children in prison, beggars and 40 underprivileged families in the region. With their own weaving mill and bakery, jobs are created for disadvantaged adults in the community and income for rent is generated.

On this website, you can read information and updates on all of our projects as well as ways to offer support.


Watch the beautiful movie made by film maker and friend Jorgo Kokkindis about the mission of Let Us Change and the day-to-day life in Hawassa.