Duna Sadicho is a remote village in Kembata, Ethiopia. How remote is it? Very remote! After our team arrived via a 4WD vehicle on a quite arduous route we were discussing how to get supplies (hundreds of cumbersome textbooks) up to the school once they are purchased locally. The community elders saw no issue with transport at all! In fact, … Continue reading Leave It to the Kids and Donkeys! An Example of Local Collaboration in Ethiopia
Timket is known as the greatest festival of the year in Ethiopia. It is on January 19th, just two weeks after Ethiopian Christmas, so everyone is always in a festive mood.
Girls like Eyerusalem and her sister, Birtukan, are the future of Ethiopia. When you donate to Roots Ethiopia this year, you give many girls just like these two a chance to be forces for change — in their families, in their schools, and in their communities. Girls in Ethiopia dream of being doctors, engineers, nurses, … Continue reading Meet Eyerusalem, a 5th Grader with Big Dreams!
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?
We’ve got great news rolling in for Roots Ethiopia! Let’s take a look — It’s July 1, which signifies the end of our fiscal year and lots of good news being prepared for our annual report! We are working right now on a stakeholders’ report that will be finished once our official accounting report is complete and filed with … Continue reading Rainy Season There, Summer Strategies Here
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