We exist to empower others to walk alongside people and communities to effect hope, awareness, and change.

Who We Are

Begin With One is an awareness and advocacy organization. We are dreamers believing in a better world. We form partnerships and tell stories to advocate for vulnerable people in need of support. We travel, engage, learn and then act.

We believe in the power of exposing ordinary people to ways of coming alongside the least of these right here at home and throughout the world.  Over the years we have used blogging, social media, photography and videography to inspire others to action.  We can show you tangible ways to support orphans, fight child trafficking, empower struggling mothers and educate vulnerable children. We are also passionate about adoption, foster care and family preservation.

Educate . Empower . Equip

Explore Our Initiatives:

  • Education

  • Sponsorship

  • Medical/Dental

  • Job Creation

  • Community Development

  • Clean Water

  • Women’s Issues

  • Child Trafficking

  • Street Kids

  • Family Preservation

Our Featured Initiative

Emmanuel House

A place of refuge where exploited children find safety, restoration and the support needed to return home.

The staff of the Emmanuel house provide a holistic approach to supporting formerly exploited children who are brought to them after having endured unspeakable circumstances. At the Emmanuel House children find shelter, healthcare, counseling and education. Children do not remain at the Emmanuel house forever as nearly 500 children to date have successfully been reunited back to their villages and back into the arms of their families.  This work is so critical and Emmanuel house is widely known as one of the most successful restoration and reunification programs in all of Ethiopia. Unfortunately demand has increased and we are desperately seeking funding. Please consider sharing the mission of the Emmanuel House or donating to combat child trafficking.

Emmanuel House Ethiopia

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Begin With One is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization