Stories

Posted on March 15, 2017
Mashine came to Addis to help a family from her home town and to attend school. But she runaway when she realized that her employers weren’t going to neither let her attend school nor go back home to her parents. Her families were all very happy to see her but because of their economic condition; her father said he might send her back to Addis to work. For that, he was arrested for a few hours. We are very sorry for not being able to solve the problem of this family permanently but were able to provide for their immediate need.
Posted on March 13, 2017
Birtukan came to Addis with her cousin to help take care of his child while he paid for her education. Because her cousin broke his promise to pay for her school, Birtukan runaway and ended up at the Emmanuel House. After some investigation, our team located her father and reunited the child. Her father, who was unaware of what had happened, is thinking of taking legal measures against his nephew.
Posted on March 13, 2017
After her arrival to the Emmanuel House, Zufan kept suggesting that she is old enough to go back home by herself if we paid for her transportation. After some time with us, we decided to take her up on that offer and our team saw to it that she boarded the bus to her hometown. Zufan called the next day to let us know that she is safe and at home.
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.

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