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 our Self-Help Enterpreneurs (SHE) 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 was … 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
On Saturday evening at The Prairie Cafe in Middleton, Wisconsin over 100 people gathered to support Roots Ethiopia’s commitment to job creation in Ethiopia. Artful Giving included art created by women in support of women. Proceeds from the event benefited SHE which currently provides market jobs to over 200 people in rural Ethiopia! The evening was an enormous success … Continue reading A Connected Community Supports Job Creation in Ethiopia
Each year we run a campaign that adds 30 new small businesses to our Self-Help Entrepreneurs (SHE) network in rural Ethiopia. Over the next 4 weeks, we plan to add 30 new businesses in 30 days. We believe that putting these businesses into action will enable 30 Ethiopian families to end their own poverty. Roots … Continue reading Join Roots Ethiopia to Create 30 Businesses in 30 Days!
Would you believe that coffee can make a difference? Because of you, Tsehainesh’s coffee shop is flourishing. Just 3 months ago Tsehainesh did not have work. Living in a rented room with her husband, she was home caring for her tiny daughter while her husband searched for day labor work in Hosanna, Ethiopia. Tsehainesh was … Continue reading Did you know coffee can change a life?