Hunger & Livelihoods

Wednesday 9 August 2017

A step forward to a sustainable livelihood: Ayitu’s story

By Zakir Elmi

“When I was selected as one of those vulnerable youth to participate in the youth livelihood initiative, I knew my life was going to change for the better” says Ayitu Bekele, a young resident in Woreda 7 of Akaki-Kaliti sub-city in Addis Ababa.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

My life could have tragically ended in the Mediterranean

Wednesday 8 February 2017

I wish my friends could get the trainings I got through POTENTIAL

The business in the picture is a boutique owned and run by Tsegaw Haile in Maychew Town. The boutique in its current capacity is worth 80,000 Birr. This is not the only business Tsegaw owns and runs. He also has another boutique in the same town worth 25,000 Birr. In addition to the two businesses, Tsegaw has saved 15,000 Birr in ‘equb’ (local saving scheme). He attributes all to POTENTIAL and the trainings he received from the project.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Once a vagabond, now a businessman

Solomon Hayelom, 23, had almost given up on getting a decent job or starting a small business. He was among the hundreds of secondary school graduates, but unemployed youth in Simret Kebele, Endamehoni Wereda of Tigray Region. With a small stipend from his older brother in Addis, he spent his days wondering the streets of Maychew town.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

ZENEBU’S STORY: Financially independent and ready to take on the world

Zenebu Hadis, 23, is girl from Simret Kebele, Endamehoni Woreda of Tigray region. Despite having a diploma in Construction Work and being certified, she had no job. This meant she had to stay at home and help her family with domestic chores.