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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Global Women's Empowerment

Training Leads to Higher Self-Perception

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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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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A group of Ethiopian children looking at camera

Growing The Family

I’ll never forget the first time I met them. They were smiling, giggling to one another about my accent, touching my clothes and hair. They wanted me to take their picture, to sing songs with them, to hold them. I can still f …

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