LifeStrengths in Ethiopia
Youth are the fastest-growing population in Ethiopia, yet 1/3 are unemployed and unprepared to become self-sufficient adults.
Many youth have not been able to complete their high school educations, they live on the streets, have become teen parents, and have not been able to secure employment due to extreme levels of poverty in the area. That’s why In 2018, we launched the first-ever youth LifeCoaching program in Ethiopia. We have served 100’s of youth in Kore thus far and have heard countless success stories of youth starting their own businesses and realizing their potential.
I Pour Life actively serves over 45 at-risk youth in the town of Kore, Ethiopia, providing them with the skills to escape poverty, enter the job market and start their own businesses.
There is a huge need for proper hygiene in Kore. After a few years of working to acquire land, we were able to build a washhouse for the people of Kore. It will provide restroom facilities, showers and a laundry facility . We call it the Washhouse Market because 13 entrepreneurial women will sell their handmade products there. When someone purchases from them, they are able to then use the washhouse. This social enterprise allows the women to be self-sufficient while providing much needed hygiene to the community.