BENDESHE'S VILLAGE MISSION
Community, Compassion, Change. We Are The Village.
My name is Bendeshe Eyasu Bonner. I am 15 years old. I was born in Ethiopia and adopted when I was 11 months old. I now live in a village where we all have plenty of clean water, healthy food, great schools and healthcare. My family in Ethiopia live in a village called Wondo Genet. After visiting them in 2020, my friends and I decided we could help make a difference by forming this non-profit, Bendeshe's Village! So far we have built a small school, paid for uniforms, supplies and tuition for 200 kids, started a food pantry, built a shower and bathroom at the school and raised gardens to teach kids how to grow. We have more projects we want to accomplish, including adding another classroom and making sure we can always pay for tuition and more. Thank you for learning about our foundation!
Curated by: Bendeshe, Noah, Julian, Francesca, Ronan, Colin, Corman, Jesse, Toni and Gracie the dog!
"In 2007, I received the phone call that would change my life forever. "Are you ready to meet your son? His name is Eyasu Bendeshe and he is 11 months old." This picture is from the Horizon House in Addis Ababa Ethiopia the very minute we met. Love at first sight is an understatement. We have returned to Ethiopia several times to reunite Bendeshe with his loving Ethiopian family. We have shared our journey with our family and friends who have extended their generosity and encouragement to create a foundation where together, we can all help a village in a very personal way. In return, we have already found that it is actually our lives that have been transformed."
Bendeshe's mom, Charlene