Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to restore hope, preserve historic and religious traditional values and respect of elders in Ethiopia by providing them the means of living, and to build love understanding and respect among all peoples internationally, while at the same time aiding the intergenerational transfer of the legacy and wisdom acquired through life experience from elders in Ethiopia. This will include the care needed to promote the dignity of, and respect for such elders.

We also intend to give the Ethiopian elders a bright, dignified life, by lifting them out of the abject poverty to which they are subjected, through the provision of psychological, economical and spiritual support which will help them live and die with the honor and dignity they deserve. Many have lost their children who would have been their major support system due to HIV/AIDS, other pestilence, rebellions, war, or other matters beyond their control, while raising grandchildren who were orphaned by the same causes. We will address their needs in other ways by disseminating information to communities to increase understanding of the medical needs of elders and issues of elders with disabilities. We plan to develop means of long term care for all the elders in need so they don't die abandoned by all and without hope. We fervently believe that "man proposes, God disposes" and we intend to always seek His help.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help the homeless, lonely, and poor elderly women and men of Ethiopia maintain a virtuous life by providing the basic necessities of life: food, closing, shelter, medical care, and such hospice care as is needed by the elders in their final days. Our purposes are to nourish the mind, body, and the soul of those served, who have given so much, in some cases having raised their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and more. We are committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. The plan is to give back to those who have given so much. Ethiopia and its people and those born there who have emigrated to other countries are doing all they can, but still are reaching only a small sliver of the elderly in dire need.

We encourage and ask your help to our ministry by doing any of the following:

  • Pray for Ethiopia and our ministry
  • Sponsor an Elder at $45 a month
  • Give a one-time donation
  • Come to Ethiopia with me and physically see

International Covenant for Elder Care in Ethiopia has a valid registration certificate with secretary of state of Kansas. We are registered and granted 501c3 public charity status from IRS. It is dedicated to inspire and assist people around the world especially the needy Elderly in Ethiopia.

Please send your donations to

International Covenant For Elder Care In Ethiopia.
728 S Maple St. Gardner, KS 66030
Email: shiferawgo@gmail.com
Phone: 913-909-7752