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Empowering the poorest communities to end child poverty

September 2015

Ethiopia – Home of Coffee
By: Pete
Sep 29, 2015

We have many things to thank Ethiopia for – perhaps the most important is for it being the cradle of humanity. The oldest human remains have been found in Ethiopia – we are all Ethiopian! Ethiopia is also the home of coffee and it has a lovely folktale about how it was found   A […]

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Fayo’s Story
On: Sep 16, 2015
By: Pete

Fayo is 20 years old. She lives with her child, her mother, Nuriya and her three children in a completely empty one room house – thereare no clothes, no possessions, no door, no mattresses, just a pile of ash in the middle of the floor. Fayo’s mother has mental health problems; she needs constant watching […]

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Adelesh’s Story
On: Sep 13, 2015
By: Pete

Adelesh lives in the Gende Tesfa community all her life. After her sister and her sister’s husband died she has stepped in to look after their two children. Adelesh is dedicated to caring for the orphans Estubdink and Mikael who recently featured in Michael Buerk’s Radio 4 Appeal for Partners for Change. They live in […]

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Selam’s story
On: Sep 9, 2015
By: Pete

25 year old Selam Lemma has been a community volunteer for Partners For Change Ethiopia in Gende Tesfa for the last 2 years and earns around 500 Birr a month pocket money. This is equivalent to £16. She lives in Dire Dawa not far from the community of Gende Tesfa. “I love my job because […]

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Seada’s Story
On: Sep 1, 2015
By: Pete

Our community journalists recently visited a remarkable 40 year old woman in Gende Tesfa called Seada. Her life is a shining example of how, despite grinding poverty, people help each other and constantly work to improve their lives. Seada’s family has a history of leprosy and other health problems. She lives with her husband who […]

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