Birtukan Is Home

Birtukan’s reunification was a double joy for her family. After finding out that her 3 brothers live on the streets of Debremarkos, our team headed there and located them as well. After talking to them for hours, only 1 of the 3 agreed to go back home to their mother. When their mother saw Birtukan and her brother, her joy was extreme. She promised to take good care of them and send them to school (all of this was in front of priests and neighbors who gathered up to witness the reunification.) As our team headed back to Addis, we found Birtukan’s 2 brothers who chose to stay on the streets and showed them pictures of the reunification. The way their mother reacted to their siblings’ return home touched their heart and they also promised to go back home and give it one more try.