Even before coming to Addis, Zinet was living with her brother in Ilbabur. While at the Emmanuel House, she kept saying that she missed her mother but we later found out that this was a lie. Zinet had been living with her brother for a while. Her brother told our team that their mother is alive and well but that Zinet often run away from the countryside where her mother lives and so, he brought her to Ilbabur hoping she’d stick around with him and his family. She was enrolled in school, he opened a small business for her and tried a lot of other ways to get her to like her life with him but Zinet didn’t. although hearing these things made us wonder if Zinet will actually stick around, we hope that her stay at the EH somehow changed her outlook on life and all the prayers in her name will guide her path in the future.