Monday 8 July 2019

A Life-saving Conversation: Beyenech’s story

The remnants of poverty are visible on Beyenech’s face, a mother to two-year old Selam who lives in Tahtay Koraro Woreda, western Tigray. Despite years of hardship, Beyenech exudes great hopefulness as she tells her story. “I am a single mother,” she begins, “Selam is my only child. I work at the village mill to support her.”

Wednesday 29 May 2019

A Safer Walk to Clean Water Source: Deka’s Story

Deka Hassan Edin, 15, lives in Halo-luko, a village in MoyaleWoreda of Dawa zone in Somali region, Ethiopia. Like many women and girls in her village, Deka fetches water from a hand dug well that Save the Children rehabilitated in October 2018 through its Emergency Response Mechanism in Ethiopia (ERM) project.The hand dug well was out of order for quite some time, and that led to constant and acute water shortage in the area with residents using water from the unsafe and unclean Harbora pond some eight kilometers away from Deka’s village.

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Tears of sorrow and joy: Abdi’s Story

Abdi,13, is one among the many children separated from their families during the armed conflict between ethnic Oromo and Somali communities in Dawa zone of the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia. Like so many innocent and helpless children in his village and the surroundings, he was caught in the middle of the cross fire and had no other option but run for his life not knowing where to seek refuge and assistance. One of the nights when his home and the entire Odadima, his village in Mubarak Woreda of Somali’s Dawa zone, was shaking from explosions and gun fires, he ran away from home.

Thursday 2 May 2019

Bidding Farewell to Our Senior Staff

As we bid farewell to three of our senior leadership staff, we have interviewed them to give them the opportunity to reflect on their time at Save the Children in Ethiopia and their journeys ahead. Enjoy the read.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Feeling Healthy and Happy After Seven Years: Abdurrahman’s Story

Abdurrahman is from Gode town of the Somali region in Ethiopia. The child is back to his smiles after Save the Children helped him undergo a major surgery in Addis Ababa to remove the tumor on the left side of his chest.