Derartu has been in Addis for the past 2 years. She’s been living with her mother’s friend and his family. Although she had a lot to do in the house, she was happy to have joined school this year. Because she was always being punished for the mistakes that the other children in the house made, she couldn’t take it anymore. When she was sent to the nearest shop to buy some items, she decided to run away. She was at a police station for 3 days before she was referred to NOLM. Derartu had went back home once in the two years she’s been in Addis. After that, she had always talked to her mother on the phone. She says she remembers her house very well and we hope to take her back to her mother’s soon.