Water Integration Enables Girls to Stay in School
Tamiru Chewaka Jun 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Fozia regrets the stories she made up to avoid going to school. “I mourned [the death of] my relative” or “I had to take care of my feeble grandma,” she would say to the teacher. Fozia is 15 years old and is an 8th ...

Clean Water At A Minutes Walk
Tamiru Chewaka Feb 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM

‘‘A big scar on my knee carries my old memories,’’ says Ayal Melaku. She remembers the day it happened. While walking back home carrying a clay pot of dirty water that was 20 liters (44 pounds), Ayal fell and injured...

A Walk For Clean Water Transforms Life
Mesrach Ayele, World Vision Ethiopia Feb 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM
Alemnesh (L) and Yeshiwas enjoy time they have at the well site

“Praise God, for now I have time for myself. Fetching water is no more a burden, rather, a time break I get from the house chores and have a...

Training Improves Children's Ministry
Tamiru Chewaka Dec 11, 2019 4:40:22 PM
Bereket (center) reads from the Bible with several of his Sunday school students

‘‘The Child Focused Theological Education Trainings have improved my teaching skill and methodology for Sunday school...

Babsa's Cause
Tamiru Chewaka Dec 11, 2019 4:39:59 PM
Aselefech (right) and her neighbor Chaltu wash cups with clean water from the borehole

‘‘I wish my son would have been alive to see the safe water we have, and a healthy life we enjoy nowadays,’’ said a...

Ethiopia-WATER: Manual Drilling Eases Tringo's Burden
Tamiru Chewaka Sep 6, 2019 9:51:00 AM

“Getting up as early as 5:00am and walking every day for one hour to a nearby water source to fetch water was really wearisome,” said Tringo Buche (18). She is a twelfth- grader and lives with her parents and five...

Enhancing Character
Tamiru Chewaka Sep 3, 2019 3:38:00 PM
Tsega considers her spiritual growth to be a blessing.

Nine-year-old Tsega Seifu, is one of the vibrant children in the Sunday school at Evangelical Church of Mekane Yesus. She has been in Sunday school...

Carrying Home Clean Water
Mesrach Ayele, World Vision Ethiopia Mar 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Guale carries clean water home

 “My life now and before is like heaven and the earth. Incomparable!” says Guale, a 15-year-old girl in 8th grade, who aspires to be a successful business woman. Guale and her...

Filled With Hope
Tamiru Chewaka Feb 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM
Shuda (left) and her friend Meskerem drawing water 

Listen to Tamiru read this story

Bowolicho village is located in the Hula Area Program operation area, 231 miles south of Addis Abba, Ethiopia’s capital....

Building the next Christian generation
Mesrach Ayele, World Vision Ethiopia Dec 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM
Fetlework with several of her Sunday school students. 

Listen to Mesrach read this story.

“I know what these kids were missing because I have been in their position,” says Fetlework. “During my time as a...