There are staggering roadblocks to success for a woman like Hanna. Forced to abandon school in the 9th grade. Married at an early age and soon the young mother of two daughters. Her husband’s mental illness and inability to work. Her younger daughter’s neurological disease. Aging parents who move in with her. Hanna. The 24-year-old … Continue reading She Means Business! Meet Hanna
Back to school for these two young people! Tadelech’s children headed back to school this week. They attend school regularly because their MOM IS A ROCKSTAR saleswoman! Tadelech is part of a Roots Ethiopia Self-Help Group. She sells bananas and eggs in the market – and she even has a secret way of ripening her … Continue reading SHG’s + School Attendance = Awesome!
It’s one thing to believe in the promise of a child; it’s a whole other kind of gift to see that promise lived.Earlier this year we introduced you to eight-year-old Betsega — one of the 175 kids beneﬁting from a Roots Ethiopia school sponsorship.Thanks to your support Betsega is able to attend the well-regarded Rohot Academy … Continue reading Betsega: A Boy’s Day in Ethiopia
I could not blot out hope, for hope belongs to the future. –Lu Xun See the dream. Be the impact. Feel the success. The 2016 sun has set an incredible 366 times, shining a light on all the ways your gifts to Roots Ethiopia have turned dreams and challenges into success. As we begin what will surely … Continue reading 7 Incredible Things YOU Did in 2016!
Lemelem is a leader! She is part of a Self Help Group (SHG) in Areka, Wolayta. Before joining the women’s group her family struggled to meet the needs of their 2 children. Their only income was from her husband’s meager income as a petty trader. Lemelem had a strong business idea, but without startup capital, she would never … Continue reading She Leads! Meet Lemelem
In 2015 the life of a father was changed with a Roots Ethiopia small business grant. Ayele, his wife, Genet, and their 6 children want to share their story with you for Father’s Day. Ayele is a hard worker who, in the midst of his work selling grain in the market, was bedridden with serious … Continue reading A Father’s Story on Father’s Day