More than 50% of Ethiopia's population is under the age of 25. This, coupled with rampant youth unemployment and poverty, means that there are tens of thousands of young people living on the streets of Addis Ababa, alone. Prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse, violent crime, and theft, are all common.
Youth Impact is a faith based organization that has been doing great work for more than a decade. Focusing on street boys with very little opportunity for a positive future this organization takes the kids in and turns their lives around. Due to their extremely personal and hands on approach Youth Impact has had a very high success rate.