Education for Triplets
Ethiopia: Support Helen, Azariya and Ananiye to go to school
Anyhow, this here is not about travelling but about supporting 3 kids in Ethiopia and I probably will have to start from the beginning so that you can understand, who they are:
When I stopped the farming activities in Debre Berhan a few years ago and moved back to the capital Addis Ababa, I encouraged Geremew and his family also to join. And I helped him finding a job as a guard whereas his wife Tsige could add to the family budget by doing some other small work. Ever since they are in Addis Ababa, I and friends of mine support the family as nowadays it is not easy to survive with three small kids. I visit them regularly and it is really a pleasure to see how well the 2 boys and the girl are growing. Right now, they are 5 years old and currently visiting the pre-school.
I and my friends are ready to continue supporting the family, however we will not manage to cover all the school expenses, too, over a longer period of time. Therefore, I asked my friends in Switzerland for advice and we decided to try out a crowd funding in order to cover the school expenses for at least one year (if we manage to raise more funds, we can already go further...).
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. You can of course also contact Stephan, who is part of Inside Travel in Switzerland. He will come to Ethiopia in September and visit the family and he will also follow the project during the next years.
And of course, if you want, you are always welcome to visit Ethiopia, the triplets and myself. I would be very happy to introduce you personally to the family in Addis Ababa.
We (Stephan and Abiye) work together since a few years as social entrepreneurs on projects between Ethiopia and Switzerland. It all started with a touristic project (experience everyday life in Ethiopia and support the local population with income).
The Association The Business Machine is recognized as an organisation of public utility and in some Swiss cantons donations can be deducted from taxes.