People often shutter when we mention our living conditions in Chencha; no running water, pit latrine for bathroom, electricity most of the time, internet if we’re lucky, and a lack of most modern conveniences.
Today, “Job is a leader at the center…who is ready to be reunited with his family,” says Nega Meaza, director of the drop-in center.
Recently, God used an Ethiopian girl to teach me a lesson. It isn’t anything profound, I suppose, but it was something I needed to learn.
Many children from southern Ethiopia are taken each year to provide forced labor for the weaving industry in Addis Ababa. These children, after years of labor and abuse, will eventually find themselves trapped on the streets of Addis Ababa.
Benny is a miracle baby. The Lord had to open many doors to make it possible for Nega and Emebet to have a child of their very own.
One of the primary values that TFC and Onesimus were founded upon is to focus on deeply impacting the individual lives of the children and families that we serve. Rather than focusing on numbers we focus on individuals. Individuals like Rahel.
We asked 6 year-old Nati what he likes to eat on Christmas? We were a little surprised by his answer – how about you?
Although apples were the idea that sparked the project initially, poultry has now taken a leading role in our plans for the farm. It is actually a dual strategy, a one-two punch, if you will. Apples are a long-term sustainability strategy, requiring about 5 years to produce significant income. Chickens, on the other hand, are our short-term strategy. Poultry production …
Since the idea of growing apples was the first thing that brought us to Ethiopia, I thought it fitting to share this aspect of the farm next in this series of updates. Apple production started in Chencha 10-15 years ago and has since become a very important part of the economy in that area. Many of our friends and some …
We’ve drifted into the new year here in Ethiopia. The celebrations are over now, and we are settling into the pace of life in 2005. (That’s not a typo – the Ethiopian calender is about 7.5 years behind the Western calender). The rains should stop this week, which signals a time of wait and watch as crops which were planted …