Stories

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.
Posted on February 8, 2017
Abubeker was living with his grandparents before he came to Addis to live with his aunt. His father also lives in Addis but Abubeker couldn’t live with him because of his work schedule. After so long away from the place he considers home, Abubeker has finally been reunified with his loving grandparents. Everyone was very happy to see Abubeker. Although his father, who heard of his son’s return after running away from his aunt’s in Addis went to Gurage to bring Abubeker back to Addis, Abubeker and the rest of the family refused the offer.
Posted on February 8, 2017
Because Kemila wasn’t cooperative, we had to send her back home on her own. During her stay at the Emmanuel House, in collaboration with the police, we tried to locate her family in the area she said was her hometown but were repeatedly unsuccessful. After taking her to the bus station, our team helped her board the bus to the town she said was her hometown and returned. It has been a couple of weeks since this happened but Kemila hasn’t called to let us know of her status. We are all hoping for the best and praying for Kemila.
Posted on February 8, 2017
Tsedale was sent to the Emmanuel House for temporary stay until she testified against the people that were suspected of exploiting her labor. Having testified against her offenders, there was no reason to keep Tsedale away from her family. Her cousin came to the Emmanuel House to take her back home and after discussing child labor and other issues with our team, they left. Both Tsedale and her cousin extended their sincere gratitude for the services provided for her.

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