Stories of Ethiopia

Each of these people I met gave me their name and told me their story.

These are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, leaders, farmers, priests. They are resilient despite the fact that they have experienced loss beyond what most humans ever face. They have lost children, spouses, jobs, health. But despite all of that they have still have hopes and dreams for the future. I can’t wait to tell you their stories.



Tsehaynesh is supporting her niece Maerg who is in grade 11 and lives over an hour away in a small town attending high school. She learned how to budget and raise a few extra goats to pay for her niece to finish high school. Maerg will be the first girl to ever finish high school in her family.



Wants to be a teacher one day

Hindia is 11 years old and lives in Birbirsa, Ethiopia. Our partner imagine1day built a new school there and is empowering kids like her to set goals and dreams. She wants to be a teacher one day. Run for Water has now brought clean water to her village so she could attend school instead of spending her days fetching water.

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