Destitute Women Improve Financing Models for an Entire Community

I Pour Life Ethiopia has been assisting the destitute women and at-risk youth of the Kore community of Addis Ababa since 2014.  Following system thinking and social innovation to attain the goal of self-sufficiency, I Po …

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Sitota is in a white dress smiling. She is thriving in the Early Childhood Education program.

A Charcoal Business Keeps a Family Together

When Alemitu first came to I Pour Life, she was one of the most poverty-stricken women we’ve ever met. She was extremely depressed and discouraged, telling us, “I have no one left. I came to Kore to find a solution for a medi …

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Can Taking the Bus Really Change a Life?

Heather is eighteen years old and finishing up her senior year of high school. She has been going in and out of various placements over the past few years, which has prevented her from having the stability to learn the skills …

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Rachel buys a car

Buying a Car Leads to Self-Sufficiency in At-Risk Youth

“I want to help kids in care. I know what it is like and I know things I needed when I came into care. I want to give support to kids who were in my situation.” – Rachel, Springfield LifeStrengths Youth Rachel joined the I Po …

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Meet Leza Melkamu!

When Leza was very young her parents sent her from a rural town in Ethiopia to the capital to live and be supported by her grandfather. Unfortunately, when Leza was in middle school her gran …

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