This is my cousin, Hazel, she lives outside of Boston with my Uncle Jack, Aunt Tina, and cousins Jake and Chloe. She lives like any other American kid living with a family who loves and takes great care of her. But Hazel wasn't born in America, she came here from Africa. She was born in Ethiopia. Since Hazel joined our family a year ago, I have learned a lot about the poverty in Ethiopia and how bad it is for children. Finding food and shelter is an everyday struggle for families there. The thing that bothers me most is that kids like Hazel are abandoned everyday. There are over 4.5 million orphans in Ethiopia and since 1999, only about 15,000 have made it to america through adoption. We cant fix everything that's wrong with Ethiopia, but we can make an incredible difference for the orphanage, Kingdom Vision, that cared for Hazel before she was adopted. Orphanages in Ethiopia are the only thing saving kids from having nowhere to go. I am trying to raise $1,500 to give directly to the orphanage for food and supplies. With your help, we will be able to support the orphans for 3 months. As we move towards our goal, I will update the GoFundMe site for Hazel so you can see the impact you were able to make with your donation.