Hanna Orphans' Home


Helping the vulnerable is our second mission objective in Ethiopia.  As one of the poorest countries in the world, Ethiopia has a large number of orphans.  It has been estimated that up to 8% of the population are orphans.  Only a tiny fraction will ever be adopted internationally.  Our work is with the overwhelming majority who will not be adopted.  

Harmony supports four orphan homes in the capital Addis Ababa.  Each home has between 5-8 children and is managed by an Ethiopian ministry called Hanna Orphan’s Home.  HOH founder, Hanna Teshome, has been called the Ethiopian Mother Teresa.  She is a beautiful woman of faith and love – and we are joyful that God brought Harmony alongside to hold up her arms in the rescue and life-transformation of so many at-risk children. 

Jesus said he came to rescue the poor and brokenhearted and transform their lives into something new and beautiful.  These “oaks of righteousness,” would then rebuild and restore the society around them.  With the Lord’s help, we are coming to the aid of orphaned children who had no hope and “…bestowing on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair!” (Isa. 61:13)

The children in our care are raised in a Christian environment and provided everything they need to overcome the challenges they face and succeed —becoming change agents for their own country.

Harmony also provides a full-time nurse, who cares for 250 orphans and staff.

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Selah house

Housing the youngest children in our care, Selah House is filled with young sweethearts who will melt your heart with their smiles. With their parents imprisoned, these little ones are provided a stable home with a Christian environment in which they can grow.

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Mercy House 2

Mercy House 2 is filled with young girls who have graduated from Selah House.  We are ecstatic to continue providing a Christian home for these growing young ladies. There are a number of children in our care at MH2, and if you'd like more information on sponsorship, then please click the link below.

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MErcy house 1

The teenage girls of Mercy House 1 are cared for, taught real life skills, and continue their education while living in a Christian environment.  Our goal is to raise them to have a strong relationship with the Lord, and teach them to be independent young women who successfully integrate into the community.

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saba house

Saba House is a home for young women that allows them to be housed, educated, and brought closer to the Lord before advancing to live in the community.  They are provided with education, usually in a vocation, and successfully integrate into indepedent adult life.  Saba girls are not available for sponsorship.