Meet S. She is 14 years old and in 5th grade. S and her three siblings live together in a local Kembata Tembaro village. Despite the loss of both of their parents, the children thrive under comprehensive community care. Their story is one that represents local solutions grounded in careful and caring collaboration. For example, their home … Continue reading Meet S: An Example of Community Collaboration
Our school sponsorship campaign is underway! In the next 8 weeks Roots Ethiopia will raise $9120 to send children to school in the Kembata-Tembaro and surrounding areas through our school sponsorship program. Schooling is deemed one of the top priorities of the country and is certainly a top priority for families in southern Ethiopia. Families yearn … Continue reading School Sponsorship Campaign Underway for 2013-2014
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
Roots Ethiopia has some exciting news! Not only do we have a fabulous field report to share soon but we’ve made the very big decision to move forward and file for 501(c)3 status!
In May 2012, Roots Ethiopia visited Hadiya, Kembata, and Tembaro zones to evaluate our programs with Meseret Kristos Church (MKC). We visited Hosanna, Doyogena, Hadero, and Shinshecho church headquarters. During our meetings, in every case, when we asked church leaders to share their concerns about needs in the area, the overwhelming response was hunger. Hunger impacts … Continue reading 2012 Grain Drive
Our first site visit is complete and the trip went fabulously. There is a lot of good work going on as the result of Roots Ethiopia’s support, and much more to be done. We’re excited about what the next several years will bring. Some General Observations – our first year in operation School sponsorships make … Continue reading Site Visit: November 2011