The Family Development Center

where children grow in loving families

At the Family Development Center, orphaned and vulnerable children are raised by Christian women from the community and new families are formed. The children live with their new mothers and siblings in multiple homes at the Center until they begin college or enter the workforce.

This provides a safe place for children to grow up in a family while receiving holistic support. The staff at the Family Development Center work hard to care for the children and ensure they are prepared to reach their God-given potential.

We currently have one Family Development Center in Bako, Ethiopia and have built 6 homes where each mother lives with 5 children.


Thanks to our wonderful supporters, the Family Development Center is expanding with the construction of staff offices, meeting spaces, a first aid room and an educational center that includes a library, computer lab and tutorial spaces. Our plan is to continue building 6 additional homes on the property where more orphaned children can be raised in a loving family.

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Give children a home

Help us build more homes so we can reach the hearts of many orphaned children with the love of a family.

The cost to build one home is $45,000

Start your own fundraiser to help build the next house at the Family Development Center in Ethiopia.

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