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Partners for Change Ambassadors – Making a Difference!
By: Pete
Dec 13, 2017

2017 has been an amazing year, our Ambassadors have achieved so much in support of our Woman2Woman programme, which we launched on 8 March – International Woman’s Day.  We are nearly on target to support 100 women this year, giving them the start they need to help support their families. We need support for a […]

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PfC Ambassador Sarah Parfitt’s Blog
On: Nov 24, 2016
By: Pete

Sarah Parfitt is a Partners for Change Ambassador. She lives in the Berkshire village of Cookham and has linked Holy Trinity Primary School and many local people in an amazing relationship with the leprosy affected community of Gende Tesfa in eastern Ethiopia. You can read about her amazing work here. 29 November at 12:22 · […]

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

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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Netsanet’s story
On: Apr 24, 2015
By: Pete

28 year old Netsanet has been a teacher at Gende Tesfa School for 8 years and currently teaches the Year 2 class and some of the teenage children.  In a community where there are huge problems associated with poverty and leprosy, it is not an easy job as they have 80-90 students in some classes […]

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Ahmed’s Story
On: Apr 24, 2015
By: Pete

Ahmed helps Gende Tesfa school with their urban garden project and lives opposite the school in a hut with his wife and four children. He had a fifth child, but he died, but there is no time to mourn says Ahmed.  He has to be pragmatic and focus on his other children. He earns around […]

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