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Tabote DD-0135

Ayane (daughter, age 15), Wayitu (daughter, age 11), Dinka (son, age 10), and Aboma (son, age 10) are the children of mother Tabote Barkisa. Tabote is 40-years-old and supports her four children alone after losing her husband to TB. This family lives together in a...

Chuhe DD-0134

Chuhe Abdisa is a 37-year-old divorced mother who provides for her two daughter, Sara and Kulani. Her ex-husband does not help care for the children. Currently, Chuhe works as a daily laborer, doing small jobs as she can find them. This produces a very small income....

Almaz DD-0133

Almaz Terefe is living with her husband, Dereje, and their four children. The children are Rahel (age 13), Abdi (age 10), Bari (age 7) and Sara (age 3). All of the children are attending school, except for Sara as she is underage. This family is living in a rented...

Husen DD-0132

Husen Burayu is a 45-year-old father living with his wife, Momina Sirnesa, and two children. Their son, Kadir, is 10-years-old and in 2nd grade while their daughter, Rumana, is 3-years-old and too young for school. Momina suffers from elephantiasis which causes...

Ayantu DD-0131

Widow Ayantu Kebede is a 35-year-old mother who lost her husband due to HIV. Her daughter, Dinkinesh, is 9-years-old and in 4th grade. Ayantu occassionally sells vegetables in the market to earn a small income. Ayantu is sick with heart and blood pressure problems but...

Buleru DD-0130

Buleru Chafo is a 37-year-old mother who is supporting her son and daughter after the death of her husband from TB. Buleru is working as a daily laborer and brings in a meager income. Her daughter, Marge, is 12-years-old and in 4th grade. Dagaga, her son, is...

Ehite MK-0040

Ehite is married but has the responsibility of providing for their three boys: Mintesinot (age 17), Natnael (age 15) and Yisehak (age 5). Her husband earns a small amount as a daily laborer, but will not tell her how much nor does he share his earning with the family....

Amaynesh MK-0028

Seventeen years ago Amaynesh’s husband divorced her when she received Jesus Christ as her personal savior, leaving her to raise their five children. She has also taken on the care of one of her grandsons. Amaynesh has worked hard at many different jobs and is now...

Tigist DD-0121

Tigist carries a heavy load…her husband is not well, likely infected with TB and her four children also suffer ill health. The burder to feed and provide for the family falls alone on this 40-year-old woman who has resorted to begging. Their rent is only about...

Meseret DD-0114

After Birhane’s right arm became paralyzed, his disability prevented this uneducated man from doing any physical labor, which he had relied on to provide for his family. His wife, Meseret, tries to find work each day as a daily laborer but often brings in less than...

Endayehu BB-0009

“Good news/bad news” is one way to look at the story of Endayehu and her 3 children, ages 11-19 years. Good news because her children can attend a free government school. Bad news because she is unable to provide them with adequate housing and nutritious food. She...