At just 12 years old, Jonah Faiso Larson has already mastered the art of crocheting and opened his own crochet business, Jonah’s Hands. It began when Jonah was just five years old. His aunt gave him a bag of old craft items and Jonah was immediately drawn to the crochet needle. After watching hundreds of … Continue reading Meet Jonah, an 12-Year-Old Crocheting Prodigy and Budding Philanthropist
Dear friends, The past 12 months have been amazing for Roots Ethiopia. Our team has been hard at work to support local ideas for lasting change. You have made this a year of growth and excellence. As always, we could not have accomplished our work without your support. We have put together a list of … Continue reading 2017: Year in Review
In just a few weeks Ethiopian children will return to school. Playgrounds will be full of girls playing “sizo”. How about these games, from the book “The World of Girls and Boys in Rural and Urban Ethiopia” edited by Eva Poluha? Have you ever heard of Kuku or Dibibikosh? Leba Ena Police? Or Erkus? It’s … Continue reading Back to School: Sizo in September!
“Dad” in English, “Abaye” (አባዬ) in Amharic. A word anchored in love, no matter where you are in the world. Dads know the most important gift they give their children is love. We want to introduce you to a couple of Dads. Meet Teshome, a father of three and a school teacher, spending time after work … Continue reading In Honor of Fathers Around the World
As families spend time together this holiday season, we share this as our thank you — for your gatherings around the table, journeying in the car, relaxing on the couch, during spirited conversations, and while cooking in the kitchen. There are so many moments for a great cup of coffee, but the time of family and friends….precious. … Continue reading Holiday Coffee Goodness – Our Cup Overfloweth!
Meet Almaz, a local businesswoman and leader! She lives in Sodo, Wolayta, Ethiopia. Almaz‘s husband became gravely ill and their family lost their entire livelihood when he died. Like many families in Ethiopia, as a woman headed household she and her family suffered greatly from lack of work and no resources. Roots Ethiopia interviewed Almaz and learned she was well … Continue reading SHE Leads! Almaz makes delicious injera