Fikru’s mother learned that she has a chronic illness when she was expecting. Then and there, Fikru’s father left and ever since, she’s been struggling to provide for her son. She’s became weaker and weaker and at some point, even went out on the streets to beg. The nutritional support Fikru receives from NOLM is enough to help rebuild their strength. Fikru’s mother also started washing clothes to earn money.