Ethiopia is an eastern African country twice the size as Texas with a population estimated at 83 million people.  The people of this poverty stricken country are at high risk for infectious diseases and only 42.7% of adults are literate (CIA). Ethiopia is home to one of the largest populations of orphans in the world: 13% of children in Ethiopia are missing one or both parents. That’s 4.6 million orphans. (UNICEF)  HopeChest works with children living in unbelievable poverty. Many children live on the streets and find occasional care at churches and drop-in centers – places where they may or may not find the help they need.