A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

Muluya & Gashaw’s Mobile Repair Shop Dreams Come True

Muyluya and Gashaw are both part of I Pour Life Ethiopia’s Youth Development program. They are working toward opening a mobile phone repair shop together. Meet Muluya “My dreams are finally in reach.” “Hi! My name is Muluya T …

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How Julia Transformed Her Life

Julia’s childhood was one of constant change and frequent rejection. She grew up in the foster care system and while she may have had many houses to live in, she lacked a stable home. When Julia turned 18 and she aged out of …

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Ethiopian Youth is Empowered to Achieve His Dreams

Samuel Hailu was young when his family moved to Kore after being unable to afford rent in the city. His family’s only source of income was his mother since his father was handicapped and unable to work. Even so, Samuel’s fath …

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Meet Alemitu: A Story of Success

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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Masrash: From Addiction to Independence

“Addiction, laziness and unhealthy relationships defined who I was for many years. I didn’t pass my last year of school so I was at a loss of what to do. I didn’t have the desire to work and became addicted to cigarettes and …

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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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