Stories

Posted on November 14, 2016
Sadly, Mandela’s return home wasn’t spectacular. His great grandmother, who heard about him running away from his aunt’s place had just passed and the whole family was in mourning. Some family members even blamed Mandela for her death. Mandela was also very sad to go back home to such bad news but he found comfort in the grandmother he loved so much. In collaboration with the elders in the area, our team helped resolve problems between Mandela and some of the family members.
Posted on November 9, 2016
After a stay of 2 months at the Emmanuel House, Abdi has been reunited with his uncle in Jimma. Throughout his stay, he had been receiving an all-inclusive support and his behavior has changed for the better. Abdi, while he was working on the streets of Addis was sending the money he earned to his uncle in Jimma, who was saving it for him. Abdi was very happy to see his uncle and plans to go to school while working with the small amount of money he has saved. His uncle notified Abdi’s mother and the rest of the family that Abdi is safe.
Posted on November 7, 2016
Haftom had learned a lot during his stay in Addis. Even before he came to the Emmanuel House, he realized that he was wrong to run away from home because of a minor disagreement with his mother. His stay with us, furthered his behavioral change and instilled character in him. his mother, who had tried all her best to find him was exceptionally happy to see him. the boy who run away from Mekele with Haftom had returned home and this had made his mother think the worst. Relatives and neighbors who shared her worry gathered up to celebrate Haftom’s return.
Posted on November 6, 2016
With the never-ending help of God, our team was able to locate Kidist’s sister who lives in Addis. She runaway when she realized that her sister was planning to send her back home. When she came to the Emmanuel House for the reunification, Kidist’s sister still planned to send Kidist back home. after learning about the various services we rendered to her during her stay with us, she agreed to give things another try. If she does decide to let her sister stay, NOLM has made a promise to take care of her educational costs.
Posted on November 6, 2016
Almaz’s wish came true when our team located her uncle/guardian living in Addis and reunified her with him. right from the start, she wanted to go back to him and his family and the only reason she came to the Emmannuel House was because she lost her way back to her uncle’s home after going out to church. Her uncle was also very happy to see her as the whole family had been looking for her and they were all relieved to see/hear that she was safe.
Posted on November 6, 2016
Bayush had been staying at the Emmanuel House for over 2 months. During her stay with us, our team in addition to providing holistic support to her, had been working on finding her guardian who lives in Addis. Bayush lost her way back home after going out to buy a few things from a nearby shop. Both Bayush and her guardian were very happy in the reunification.
Posted on November 6, 2016
Ever since her family heard that Beza had run away from her employer’s house in Addis, they had been doing all in their power to find her. although her family are poor, they pressured the man who brought her to Addis into selling his cattle and coming to Addis to look for her. when Beza was reunified with her family, the man was the happiest of all. Beza’s father and mother were also in a fight because Beza’s father didn’t approve of Beza coming to Addis in the first place. Beza’s return home resolved many disputes.
Posted on November 6, 2016
Jemal left home because of an argument he had with his mother. He was trying to find his sister in Ambo when people realized he was lost and gave him to the police. During his reunification, we found out that this was not Jemal’s first time away from home. his sister was very happy to see him and everyone else who heard the good news of his return rejoiced with us.
Posted on November 6, 2016
The NOLM team had tried all the possible ways to convince Nigus to tell the truth. Unfortunately, although he had been at the Emmanuel House for over 2months, his stories were always changing. Nigus finally told our team his brother’s phone number. As per our discussion with his brother, we helped Nigus board a bus back home.
Posted on November 6, 2016
The NOLM team had tried all the possible ways to convince Nigus to tell the truth. Unfortunately, although he had been at the Emmanuel House for over 2months, his stories were always changing. Nigus finally told our team his brother’s phone number. As per our discussion with his brother, we helped Nigus board a bus back home.

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