The Hall STEPS Foundation wrote -
KVI is pioneering domestic adoption and foster care to Ethiopian families, something that has not been cultural to-date, but they are changing that to meet the constant need of the country's 4-5 million orphans. Additionally, they provide educational support to extremely poor children, and job training/ income-generating help for those children's families.
Established in 2008 in Ethiopia, KVI has s focused on alternative child care services and family empowerment programs. In addition to caring for orphaned children and reuniting street children when possible, they have been pioneering foster care and domestic adoption within Ethiopia. They also help setup programs for empoverished children who are behind in school (often from rural areas) to catch up with their peers in an accelerated classroom. This hits home with the Halls' hearts as their children were in the same situation, having never been to school by the time they were adopted. They also train the families of these children in income-generating activities to assure the kids stay in school and assure adequate nutrition and shelter for the family. At the moment, KVI is in desparate need of funds to keep their orphanage open. As international adoptions decrease (one of the previous revenue streams for the orphanage) they are in need of donations for formula, house rent, caregivers salaries, and other basic expenses needed to care for these children in need in their transition home that will hopefully be adopted to a local Ethiopian family or placed in foster care.