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Posted on October 6, 2016
Emebet’s court case couldn’t be established because she changed her testimony at the last minute. The only reason she testified against her employer in the first place was because of the pressure she was under from her family and also because she wanted to scare her employer/friend. Once she told the truth to the police, the charges were dropped and her sister came to the Emmanuel House to take Emebet back home.
Posted on October 6, 2016
During her stay at the Emmanuel House, Shitaye received medical attention that she needed. After she lost her way back to her aunt’s home, police had sent her to us so that we would help find her mother. Before our team even started looking for her family, her sister showed up at the Emmanuel House. Her mother, who had heard about Shitaye not returning to her aunt’s home sent her eldest to Addis to look for her. Shitaye went back home with all her medications and her sister is well informed of the time and combination of medications she takes.
Posted on October 6, 2016
Solomon’s reunification brought tears to many eyes. The people in his hometown who knew how his mother suffered after he runaway were all crying when our team took him back home and he met with his mother. People said his mother was on the verge of losing her mind after Solomon disappeared. She had been looking for him in different cities near their hometown and had come to the conclusion that he was dead because she couldn’t find him. the only way she could thank us and appreciate our work was through her tears.
Posted on October 6, 2016
Although it’s been a while since Ziyada left her employer’s house, her mother only heard about it a couple of days before our team’s arrival to her house and had fallen ill because of the bad news. When Ziyada walked in, she took instant healing with her. Her mother immediately got up and started shouting and granting with joy. She explained to our team that she was not a supporter of the idea of Ziyada coming to Addis in the first place. According to the norms of the area, they sent our team off with a shower of blessings.
Posted on October 6, 2016
Zerihun was away from home for almost 5 months. He was living with his father and left home because of an argument he had with him. because his parents are very poor, they couldn’t look for him but thought about what might have happened to him, ever second. After being in a Juvenile detention center for the past months, all Zerihun wanted to do was go back home. his father, who had been thinking the worst of things was in shock when he saw Zerihun back home. the whole family was very happy and grateful.
Posted on October 6, 2016
Ever since his parents split up, Abi had been living with his father. His mother wanted to see him very much but his father took him away and she couldn’t find him. When our team arrived at her doorsteps and she laid eyes on her son, she was ecstatic. She never thought that she’d see him this soon. The fact that Abi asked to go back to his mother made her the more emotional. She praised God for listening to her prayers and bringing her boy back to her safely.
Posted on September 15, 2016
Birhane came to Addis with her relatives. She ran away from their house because of conflict within the home. During her reunification, her father explained to our team that he wasn’t very happy about her coming to Addis in the first place. They had no idea that Birhane had run away from the house until they received a call from our team. The reunification was filled with tears and happiness.
Posted on September 15, 2016
Mestawet’s mother had no idea that her ex-husband brought Mestawet to Addis to get her a job. She had been to Addis a total of 3 times to look for her daughter. Mestawet’s mother was very happy but Mestawet didn't seem as excited. She wanted to go back to her father, but considering that he was the one who placed her in a vulnerable situation, our team decided that placing her with her mother was in Mestawet's best interest.
Posted on September 15, 2016
Fasika ran away from her employer’s house after stealing some money. When her aunt came to the Emmanuel House to take her back home, she explained to us that she was the one taking care of her before she got a job. We learned that Fasika’s mother lives abroad and doesn’t help take care of her. Because Fasika kept disagreeeing with her cousins, she ran away from her aunt's place and went to another aunt who got her a job. Her two aunts were planning to sue Fasika’s employers for her disappearance and were very happy to see that she was safe.
Posted on September 15, 2016
Etenesh came to Addis with her uncle and was staying at a relative’s house before she ran away. She ran away because of a disagreement she had with a younger girl at her relative’s house. Her relative, who went to the police station that referred Etenesh to NOLM, promised to take her back home to her family. Accordingly, Etenesh was reunified with her relative and was very happy about it.

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