Almaz: A plan for success


Almaz is a single mom.  She and her 4 children were suffering from lack of opportunity. She struggled to support herself and her children.  Almaz yearned for self-reliance, but could not access any resources to purchase necessary materials for market work.  Roots Ethiopia shared resources and skills with Almaz. She wrote her business plan with the help … Continue reading Almaz: A plan for success

Zena’s Story: S.H.E. Inspires


Zena has a beaming smile, and she has a lot to smile about! She is an inspiration, and this is why! Zena has turned a small business grant through our Self-Help Entrepreneurs (S.H.E.) program into a stellar success.   She represents the best part of the work of S.H.E.  Our organization holds a campaign every year … Continue reading Zena’s Story: S.H.E. Inspires

Livestock IGA Changes Lives


One of our micro-grant recipients is a hardworking father. Illness, hard economic times, and consecutive difficult growing seasons nearly brought ruin to his family. Roots Ethiopia provided him with an income generating grant and he immediately got to work. During a team field visit, we met him in the Doyogena Livestock Market selling livestock. He shared … Continue reading Livestock IGA Changes Lives