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A BIRTHDAY GIFT
On: Apr 16, 2019
By: Pete

Two of our younger supporters have celebrated birthdays.  They invited their friends to their birthday party and asked them to donate to Partners for Change instead of buying birthday presents.  Between them they raised over £300.  Well done Zachary and Sienna! A big thank you on behalf of the children of Genda Tesfa.

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Barwaaqo Project – Hargeisa Somaliland
On: Apr 9, 2019
By: Pete

We are delighted to report that we are now working in Somaliland with a grass roots agency Barwaaqo Voluntary Association, based in Hargeisa and working across Somaliland (not to be confused with Somalia, which is the area to the east with the capital Mogadishu – Somaliland is a new state, building strong and democratic communities).  […]

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The resilience of the human spirit…
On: Dec 21, 2018
By: Pete

Every now and again, we experience something so profound that it changes the direction of our lives. For me that happened in March 2015 when I travelled to the dusty plains of eastern Ethiopia with an amazing charity called Partners For Change Ethiopia (www.pfcethiopia.org). I visited the community of Gende Tesfa, which faces numerous challenges […]

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

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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