NEWS Update December 2022
Here we send more news from our dear Ethiopian girls.
After having helped them during two years of Covid plus the war and then the siege of the Tigray province, we know that it is necessary for each one of them to find their way and become independent from the foundation.
Nine of the eleven girls have found a job to get to know the world of work, learn the basic tools of how to run a business, however modest it may be, and earn enough to support themselves.
We have asked each girl how they imagine their future and what they would like to do if given the opportunity.
Nine girls are seeing themselves running a small food store, clothing store or a small place to drink coffee or tea.
As seen in the photos, the possibilities they have are basic, we are talking about very small businesses. But we think that it is a way to become independent and carve your way, with your effort, kindness and know-how.
Our idea is to give them a sufficient amount of money to open a business of this type.
They will know that it is possibly the only opportunity that life offers them (they are all orphans), and we sincerely hope that they know how to take advantage of it.
The other two girls, Meron and Tsarkan, are very clear that they want to continue studying. Both aspire to be doctors.
The two got the best grades in school, Merón being even the best in the entire school.
With Merón and Tsarkan we face several challenges:
- Wait for schools to open in Tigray (maybe in September??)
and hope that they will be accepted back into their respective courses, already being two adult women aged 19 and 20.
- Or try to send them to Addis Ababa and see how they can get hooked on the last years of high school, and then go to university in the capital.
As we progress, we will continue to report.
We love seeing how well all our girls have developed, thanks to all the support of this great family that we are at the foundation.
Isn’t it nice to see the smile of each one of them.
Thank you, thank you very much!!
A big hug from
Ula y Carlos