Stories

Posted on March 13, 2017
Rehima’s uncle was physically abusive towards her and she was referred to us after neighbors of her uncle reported this to the police. After a while Rehima gave her testimony against her uncle (the suspected abuser) and was reunited with her father. Her father regretted his decision to send the child to Addis. Both the father and the child are happy to be reunited.
Posted on March 9, 2017
When Semir came to the Emmanuel House about a year ago, it wasn’t very clear with whom she would be reunited. She was abused by her sister who was her only caregiver. During her stay with us, Semir had been receiving a holistic support and was a very happy child. Recently, as the court found Semir’s sister guilty of neglect and other charges, it was found necessary to transfer Semir to another organization for permanent stay.
Posted on March 9, 2017
Mikias runaway from an orphanage he was living in because he wanted to look for his father or a relative. His mother passed away years ago but we were able to locate his aunt and his father. Unfortunately, neither of them was willing to take Mikias in. his aunt, for financial reasons but his father couldn’t, even slightly entertain the idea. Thus, we had no choice but to re-place the child back to the orphanage. It is our prayer that there will be better days for Mikias.
Posted on March 9, 2017
Tadu run away from home for fear of punishment for a little mistake she did. Her parents had been searching for her since. They had covered all the towns and cities nearby and as a result, couldn’t believe their eyes when Tadu and our team suddenly appeared in the area. The parents and all the neighbors were crying with joy. Even for our experienced social worker, this was one of the very interesting reunions. Tadu’s father even said it felt like she was born again.
Posted on March 9, 2017
Meskelu was referred to the Emmanuel house for a temporary stay till he testified in court against his suspected abuser. In an unusual manner, the case hearing was quick and Meskelu gave his testimony. The man was found guilty and was sentenced to prison. As a result, the police took responsibility of reuniting Meskelu and took him out of the Emmanuel House.
Posted on March 9, 2017
Fanna run away from her mother’s aunt in Addis Ababa for being mistreated and also because she was unable to attend school. Our team has reunited Fanna with her aunt in Gewana, a town close to her parents. There was no transportation to go to where her parents were but the next day Fanna called to let us know she was with her mother. Fanna, her mother and her aunt were all grateful for the service the child got from NOLM
Posted on March 9, 2017
After a lengthy and tiresome process, the court has ruled in Nuwar’s favor and has ruled his aunt guilty of abuse. Nuwar has been reunited with his sibling and a relative living in Addis Ababa. Nuwar is very happy for finishing the court case and for finally getting together with his sibling. Nuwar’s relative was very impressed with NOLM’s services mainly because we extended our service to a refugee.
Posted on February 20, 2017
It was unfortunate that 3 boys, Abera T, Abera G and Challa ended up in Addis after a trader tricked them. The man who had promised to pay them for loading and unloading sheep onto/off a truck disappeared without paying them a dime for their hard work. All 3 families were could not believe that the boys made it back home safely. It was a day of extreme joy for all involved as these boys returned home.
Posted on February 10, 2017
After spending a month at the Emmanuel House, Emebet is finally with her mother. After teaching her mother about the harms of sending youngsters off for work, Emebet was happily reunified with her mother at one of the police stations in their town. Her mother promised to always do what’s best for her child and to try and protect her with all her might.
Posted on February 8, 2017
Before arriving to the Emmanuel House through the police, Abezash was living with her sister in Addis. She run away because her sister’s husband and her sister kept mistreating her and she had had enough. When our team arrived to Abezash’s hometown, her parents and siblings who had no idea that she had run away from her sister’s house, were shocked to see her. her father explained that they were worried about her because her older sister had switched her phone off and they hadn’t contacted them in a while. Abezash’s was one of the most touching reunifications the NOLM team has been a part of, so far.

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