Qelem's fresh start

A couple of weeks into her stay at the Emmanuel House, Qelem decided to come to us with the truth. All along, she had her sister’s phone number but kept silent because she didn’t want to go back home. this isn’t her first time away from home. because of her parent’s separation, she sometimes goes to her mother’s and other times, to her father’s place without a word to anyone. This time, she was in Addis because her sister got her a job. Her sister was notified by Qelem’s employers that she went missing and was looking for her. Qelem coming to us with the truth saved us a lot of time and energy. She was reunified with her sister because she requested it and her sister was willing to take her in. both were happy and we hope Qelem’s behavior has changed for the better as a result of her stay with us.