I Care for the Nation is a home-grown non-profit organization established in 2008 G.C. to address the various socio-economic problems of orphans and vulnerable children, women who have been abused, are divorced, or widowed in order to bring up independent, strong, and economically stable citizens. The organization is registered as an Ethiopian Resident’s Charity under the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Charities and Societies Agency with a certificate number of 2333 dated June 10th, 2011. The Main Office is located around Saris Woreda 06 in the capital city, Addis Ababa.
In 2008 we Ethiopian professionals started to support some orphan and vulnerable children who they were living in a high risk. We contribute 500.00 birr to sponsor one child per year to cover at least their school materials like school uniforms, exercise books, pen, pencil and shoes in order to push them to continue their school. Even if we started this support to cover this need, the children’s challenge was beyond that. When we investigate, they were also in need of food, health and clothing. In addition, there were also other many children who have similar challenges that of the children we already engaged in to help. But according to the limited resources we have, we couldn’t reach their needs fully. At the mean time the Government expected us to be a formal supporter by making a formal registration Ethiopian charities and societies agency. So, we formally registered on June 2011G.C. with a certificate number 2333 in order to be considered a formal contributor for the society we need to support.