Bereket’s father was born and raised in in a rural village around Hosanna. His father and mother died when he was very young. Since he was the eldest of the family and worked hard to help raise his sisters and brothers through farming. Due to raising his siblings and providing for them he was unable to attend school himself. He married at the age of 19 and started his own family where Bereket is the oldest.
Six years ago, when Bereket’s family joined the sponsorship program his family couldn’t provide enough food to feed their 5 children. The family was also suffering from nutrition-related illnesses.
Bereket is the eldest of 5 children. He attends 7th grade at Bobuchu Elementary School in Hosanna, Ethiopia. His favorite class is Math and he wants to be a pilot when he grows up.