untold stories

Genet’s story kept changing almost every day during her stay at the EH. Somehow, with the little truth she told us about her aunt who lives in Adama, we were able to contact her family. We first reached her aunt through the phone but she didn’t want to have anything to do with her. she refused to take her back but instead gave us her mother’s number. It was a surprise to talk to her mother because Genet had told us she doesn’t know her mother. Her mother wasn’t surprised to hear that we were calling on behalf of her daughter either. She asked us to reunify Genet with her uncle in Addis and that he’d take her back home. Genet had an odd behavior and we tried, through counseling & different approaches to help her get the social skills she’d need to live peacefully with others.