We are Streets of Hope
Streets of Hope was founded in 2018 by Yemisrach (Meya), who was adopted from Ethiopia. Her passion has always been to go back to Ethiopia to reach vulnerable children and their families within the community she came from. Her approach is holistic, teaching the Word of God and meeting practical needs.
Making the greatness, goodness, and the glory of God known in the streets of Ethiopia.
Empowering the local churches & leaders to make a difference on the lives of the next generation.
Meet the Team
Yemisrach (Meya) was born in Southern Ethiopia in the small city of Sodo. As a child she attended church with her family, where her mother led prayer meetings, and her father served as an elder. Church was a big part of her family’s life. Even as a child she remembers wondering why there was so much poverty in her country, sparking a desire to help.
When she was adopted in the U.S. as a teenager, she never lost the desire to help the children of Ethiopia. Meya spent six years working with Metro World Child in Brooklyn, NY. In 2019, she moved to Ethiopia to fulfill a lifelong dream.
Bruno Auberson was born and raised in Switzerland in a small village called Bavois. At age 15 he had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to West Africa. That experience left him with the desire to be involved in ministry to Africa…
Bruno has spent time in five different African countries pursuing what God has put on his heart. He also spent four years in Brooklyn NY working with Metro World Child. While working with Meya his interest shifted to Ethiopia.
Mimi is a wife, mother to two boys & a teacher at a local elementary school. Mimi loves God and want to serve her community. She oversees the daily operations on the ground.
Enuye is a wife, mother & she loves serving God with her talents! Enuye is our staff, she shops for the food for the children and families.
Asaminew is a college student and he has a big heart for God and people. He teaches the children the Word of God.
Tilahun has a heart to serve people, so he volunteers with us. He visits our families with the staff on a monthly basis.
Zake recently completed his studies at Bible college and is now actively involved in his local church, which is partnered with the Streets of Hope (SOH). He has a deep passion for God and finds great joy in serving the children and families within his community. Zake's commitment to his faith and his dedication to teaching the kids at his church exemplify his love for both God and his community.
He is a husband, father, and farmer who deeply loves his community. He volunteers with Streets of Hope, helping with the outreach efforts to give back as much as he can.
Hannah helps with social media, website development, and fundraising efforts. She's traveled to Ethiopia a few times and loves every opportunity to go back and serve alongside Streets of Hope.