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!
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!
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 known … Continue reading She Leads! Almaz makes delicious injera
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
As soon as we walked into our meeting with Sentayu and Tamesgen, the Roots Ethiopia Community Facilitators in Angecha, Ethiopia, we could sense the leadership skills and dedication to our program. These two men manage the 10 School Sponsorships and 15 IGA’s that are currently being supported by Roots Ethiopia. Both men recently traveled to … Continue reading A Peek Inside our Meeting in Angecha, Ethiopia