Who are we?

A non-profit founded in 2017, and a  501 (C) (3) U.S. tax-exempt. Registered & licensed as a foreign charity in Ethiopia. To support the needs of children with Down Syndrome for a healthy and successful life by educating and creating awareness in the community about children with Down Syndrome through LKUT Inc.


Our Mission

Support the needs of children with Down syndrome

for a healthy and successful life.

Our Vision

Support children with Down syndrome in Ethiopia by educating and creating awareness in the community through our center.

Our Objectives

To create and establish the LKUT Inc. center for children with Down syndrome in Ethiopia. LKUT Inc. will provide basic necessities, physical and psychological support so the children will have the opportunity to live

productive and stable lives.

Our Philosophy

We at LKUT Inc. believe that children who have special needs should have the support necessary to lead healthy, safe and meaningful lives. We also believe that they should receive the love, compassion, dignity, value and respect that everyone deserves. We want the children and their families to know that they are not alone. We believe that we are all created for the purpose of helping one another, so that no one is left behind.

We can do this by helping one child at a time.

Our Founder

President and Founder of LKUT Inc. Denver Colorado

"I’ve always desired the best for my children, which drove my passion for making sure other children get similar opportunities" Lily,

Inspired by her passion for creating beauty, Lily Hailmariam has enthusiasm for planning and producing events that yield effective and rewarding outcomes. Lily pursued her degree at the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a major in Event and Meeting Management, a minor in Nonprofit Studies, including a second minor in Sustainability. She worked in the department of the Center for Advanced Visualization & Experiential Analysis (CAVEA) as an Event Tech & Hospitality Assistant and she also worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of The President at the University.

Prior to that, Lily specialized in skin care, and also she became an International Event & Wedding planner. She established her own company, Lily Decor LLC in 2008. Her purpose in establishing this business was to support her own family and also for developing a revenue source to create the opportunity to reach those who are in need of help in Ethiopia.

Lily is married and blessed with beautiful children. Helping children who have special needs has always been in her dream. After ten years of being in the event industry, Lily devoted her time more to those children who are waiting for help. In 2017, her dream started to come true. She established Love Keeping Us Together (LKUT, Inc.) in Denver Colorado. LKUT Inc. is a non-profit organization that focuses primarily on needy children with Down syndrome from No-Income families. The organization provides basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care with the use of qualified workers to create a safe and healthy environment.

Our Board Of Directors

Vice President
Secretary - Denver Colorado
Treasurer - Denver Colorado
Board Member

Our Volunteers