Caleb Foundation – Save Life with Pennies INC is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization licensed in the USA by the Internal Revenue Service since July 3, 2012. Caleb Foundation is currently operational in Addis Ababa with a registration certificate from the FDRE Civil Societies Agency with certificate number 3683.
The main objective of the organization is to make a lifetime impact in the lives of underprivileged families through our focus on health, education, nutrition, livelihood improvement, child & youth empowerment, and women empowerment. The goal of our programs are to bring sustainable change so that ultimately, the families will be able to support themselves.
The foundation has the following Mission and Vision:
Our vision is to build a future where every child has access to education, medication, and food. We hope to see a self-sustained and engaged community where destitute families enjoy a quality of life and achieve their potential.
Caleb Foundation’s mission is to provide resources and services to underprivileged families so that nobody will be left behind due to poverty. Our goal is to create a self-sustainable community and to use education as a pathway out of poverty. We will achieve this through creating comprehensive programs that attend to the needs of communities we serve. We emphasize the importance of sustainability, as we hope to provide long-term solutions to issues that make meaningful change.
At Caleb Foundation – Save Life with Pennies, we live by five core values:
These core values drive our short and long-term strategies and goals, and they underpin our mission to inspire and achieve an immediate and lasting impact in the lives of many underprivileged families.
The founder of the Caleb Foundation – Save Life with Pennies INC is Tenadam G Alemu. Tenadam Alemu is a mother of two children. Her younger son Caleb was only 4 years old when he had an accident and was hospitalized in 2010. The injury he sustained became a life-threatening infection, and her son ended up in critical condition and was kept in the ICU. “It was during this time that I realized a desperate mother who is crying out for help should never be put on hold.” Said Tenadam, when she explained how desperate she was to help her child. “Although I always want to give back and help my community, I have been procrastinating and waiting for the right time to help. But when I was in the position where I needed help myself, I realized the importance and severity of reaching out to those mothers who are desperately needing our help to save their children’s lives. That is when I promised to God, to stand for those desperate mothers and their children if He helps my son.” Said Tenadam. Her son Caleb has recovered fully, and the Caleb Foundation was established right away after his recovery.