A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

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. When I came to Kore I was looking to find a …

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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 any desire to work. Then I became addicted to cigarettes …

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How A Community is Lifting Themselves Out of Generational Poverty

I Pour Life Ethiopia has been assisting the destitute women and at-risk youth of the Kore community since 2014.  I Pour Life supported the assembly of 53 women and 21 youth to form a Savings and Credit Cooperative Association …

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I Pour Life Festival 2019

What an amazing 4th Annual I Pour Life Festival. The festival featured a full car show followed by a private, ticketed gala. I Pour Life’s annual festival was a premier Springfield event, raising funds to develop and support …

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Global Women's Empowerment

Self-Confidence Changes Everything

When I Pour Life found Birtukan, she was hopeless, and helpless with very low self-esteem. She was living on her husband’s income from begging. Birtukan was recruited a year ago. She Is married to handicap man who begs for li …

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