By the time he was 12, Bereket was tired of poverty. His dad had died long ago, leaving his mom sick. Many days they simply did not eat. So Bereket stopped trying.Continue reading THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Wintana and her family lived in a shelter made of plastic tarp and then a shed for over a decade.Continue reading FROM SHELTER TO HOME
Two men persuade their tribe to keep the peace after being attacked, leading to a formal peace agreement and reconstruction.Continue reading In the Middle of War, Peace Breaks Out and Water Flows
Boge remembers well her days as a beggar, only bringing home less than the equivalent of an American penny. Continue reading A New Life for Boge
Thanks to your generosity, a tribe with which we have worked for several years now has clean water.Continue reading A New Well Brings Hope
Life had improved through sponsorship, but COVID flattened his mom’s business and they lost their house. Continue reading Perseverance After COVID
Can social programs truly become self-sustaining? We are going to find out. In January, we launched a project to help 20 struggling self-help groups in western Ethiopia learn to multiply themselves with their own funding. Continue reading Expanded Self Help Group Launches
“Wholly sustainable social enterprises are a myth”, declared Alastair Wilson in 2017. When you work with people with less education in less desirable environments and pay higher costs than your competitors, it is harder to turn a profit. Continue reading Can Social Enterprises Be Self-Sustaining?
Welayita certainly doesn’t lack natural beauty. And yet the people remain desperately poor, many convinced that they cannot rise out of poverty without outside help. Pastor Getachew is on a mission to change that. Continue reading Sustainability: Western Propaganda or Realistic Hope?