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 father was his biggest role model in life. Their family was deeply shocked when suddenly, Samuel’s father passed away. 

This left Samuel feeling incomplete and angry; however, even after his great loss, Samuel was driven and had big dreams. To manage his pain he would write and act while attending boarding school until he finished 12th grade. After he completed school, Samuel struggled to find a job but that’s when he found I Pour Life Ethiopia.  

Samuel’s dream is to open a film production center. Since joining I Pour Life Ethiopia’s Youth Empowerment Program he has begun filming and taking photos at the I Pour Life Ethiopia compound.

Today, Samuel is on the road to accomplishing his dreams. Not only is he working toward his goals, Samuel also is a volunteer teacher for Accelerated Adult Functional Literacy (AAFL) and helps teach illiterate women how to read and write. Samuel has a huge heart and big dreams. He now has the tools and confidence to achieve anything he could imagine.

Read more about the integrated I Pour Life Ethiopia programs in Kore by visiting Youth Development, Orphan Prevention, and Women’s Empowerment.

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