Mulu was one of the first children we cared for in our homes.
She contracted smallpox as a child and became blind.
She did well at school, went to Addis Ababa University where
she gained a first class degree and is now a lawyer.
She reflected; 'Children with disabilities like mine usually end up begging on the streets. But the head of our home spent a lot of time with me. She said that if I had confidence in myself I could achieve anything. I believed her. Now I want to show that someone who comes from nothing can be successful against all the odds'.
'JeCCDO/PfC is one of the best - if not the very best - development agency I have worked with in Africa'.
(Kevin Cahill - former Chief Executive of Comic Relief).
Tayich co-ordinates women's self help groups in the southern city of Hawassa:
'At first we did not understand or know about our rights. But JeCCDO showed how we can fight for the rights of others. Now I know we can achieve rights for women, children - all who are disadvantaged.'
It’s a privilege to volunteer for PfC; I know its mutually beneficial, as I have added value to their work, and at the same time I have learnt so much that I was able to use in my job and with other charities. (Gary Battell)