Stories

Posted on February 8, 2017
For some reason, Ashenafi didn’t tell us the truth about how he came to Addis. Upon our arrival to his hometown, we met with the only person who was available in their home. His grandfather was very happy to see him and told us the true story of how Ashenafi came to Addis with a relative. Ashenafi then told us that he runaway because his relatives were making him sell Kolo instead of covering his educational costs and getting him into a better school as promised.
Posted on January 5, 2017
After 2 months away from home, Chala has finally been reunited with his loving family. Because of the situation in the area and because Chala is old enough to go on his own, our team only took him half way to his hometown. In Bule-Hora, Chala met with the town’s police force and said goodbye to our team to continue his journey to his hometown. Chala has contacted our team since, to let us know that he safely arrived home and share with us the happiness of the whole family.
Posted on January 2, 2017
Gulelat had been at the Emmanuel House for 2 months. After he left his home and came to Addis, he had many encounters. Because of a court case he had, the police had referred him to us for temporary stay and eventual reunification. by the beginning of this week, his mother, who had been contacted by the police arrived in Addis and asked to take her son back home with her. accordingly, Gulelat was reunified with his mother at the police station. Gulelat’s mother explained to us that this was not his first time away from home. after explaining to her about the different lessons he received at the Emmanuel House and after reminding him of the consequences of leaving home, Gulelat and his mother were on their way.
Posted on January 2, 2017
Finding Samy’s mother came as a complete serendipitous accident. Our team had been to many places in hopes of finding her but was finally coming to the conclusion that Samy either didn’t know his mother’s whereabouts or that he was lying. As our team headed out to look for another boy’s family, also hoping that the trip would refresh Samy’s memory about his mother’s address, we finally found her. after his disappearance, her health had deteriorated. She was extremely joyous to find her young boy and their reunification brought tears to everyone who was around the church where we found her.
Posted on December 15, 2016
The life that Aynalem went back home to is not so glamorous. After her parents’ split, Aynalem’s mother had tried all her best to take care of her child but failed miserably. That was the main reason that resulted in her decision to send her daughter to Addis. Until she confirmed that NOLM would help with Aynalem’s school related costs for this year, her happiness was not full. It was masked with worry. Other than that, both Aynalem and her mother were extremely happy and grateful for the wonderful reunification.
Posted on December 15, 2016
After Abebu run out of her employer/relative’s house, her employers had been tirelessly looking for her. unfortunately, her parents had to hear about it from us, as her employers hadn’t notified them about her missing. Our team headed to Abebu’s hometown after contacting the local police and talking to her parents over the phone. Abebu’s family were thrilled that she safely made it back home and extended their sincere gratitude for the services rendered by NOLM.
Posted on December 15, 2016
When our team arrived to Birtukan’s home, most of her family were in bed, sick. This was no surprise to Birtukan because she knew all along about the family illness. Birtukan’s mother was the only one who was not sick and she greeted us with extreme joy. Birtukan was sad to see her family like that and requested our support in prayer.
Posted on December 15, 2016
We had tried our best to locate Marta’s mother through the connections we have in the area. Unfortunately, the only person we could reach was Marta’s aunt who was more than happy to take her in. a day after our team carried out the reunification, we learnt through the phone that Marta’s mother was at her sister in laws house and once again had her daughter in her arms. As it so happens, the woman/relative that trafficked Marta to Addis had been doing this for a while. The police of the area are currently building a case against her which will soon be taken to court.
Posted on December 15, 2016
Tena’s arrival back home was a joy to many. Tena herself, her family and everyone in the area was extremely happy to see her. although her mother and father are divorced and both have remarried, both welcomed her with open arms. Although Tena’s mother wasn’t able to make it to the actual reunification, her sisters and brothers vowed for her ability to take care of Tena. Because Tena chose to stay with her mother, her father took her in until her mother came to pick her up. Our team talked to both Tena and her mother on the phone after they got together and made sure that things had a happy ending.
Posted on November 17, 2016
After searching for a couple of months, our team was recently able to locate Selam’s older sister and aunt who live in Addis. Both were aware of Selam running away from her employers and were searching for her. Because her father is old, Selam chose to stay in Addis with her aunt. Her reunification took place at the Emmanuel House and everyone involved was very happy with the ending.

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