Semira

Age: 
12
Date of Admission: 
March 26, 2018
Greatest Needs: 
Bible lessons, prayer & counseling

Semira and Foze came to the Emmanuel House together. They run away from a household in Adama because they were scared of the consequence of ruining a traditional stove. The man of the house is actually Semira’s uncle but that didn’t keep him or his wife from brutally punishing her for the simplest mistakes. She worked as a nanny and a housekeeper for no pay at all. She is originally from Gindeberet where she lived with her mother and father. She had talked to her mother on the phone twice but never dared to mention that she wasn’t happy. She is too scared of her uncle and his wife. Now that she’s somewhere safe, all she wants to do is go back home to her family who she hasn’t seen for over 2 years.