IGA: Putting Moms to Work

We are helping mothers in Ethiopia support their children by training them and providing start up materials to begin their own businesses. These income generating activities (IGA) will allow them to make meaningful contributions to their household income. 

Keep reading to meet the mothers and pledge your support. 

The Business

Injera

Injera is a staple of the Ethiopian diet. Each injera business will cost $250 USD to start. This cost will cover the oven and cooking materials. The mothers will also receive professional business training. 

You can choose a mother to support below and pay securely through PayPal OR give us a call at 1-888-269-2719 to pay over the phone. Alternatively, you can mail a check to:

Blessing the Children International
2265 Fraser Road
Kawkawlin, MI  48631

Meet the Moms

Awekech, Age 43


Child: Yordanos Gezachew, age 9 and Rahel Gezachew, age 11

My current household income is a $23 USD / month pension. I live with my two young daughters. I previously supplemented the pension income with work as a day laborer but am out of work.

Samrawit, Age 37


Child: Tigist Shimeles, age 11

My current monthly household income is $16 USD. There are four people living in my household. We are having an extra hardship because my husband has left, and I cannot support my family.

Shewaye, Age 28


Child: Hewan Yeshigeta, age 8

My current household income is $23 USD. There are three people living in my household. I do what I can as a day laborer, but it is hard to find work these days. I struggle to find a permanent job to support my children. 

Meseret, Age 25


Child: Rahel Tarekegne, age 11

My current monthly household income is $23 USD. There are three people living in my household. I am currently serving as a volunteer for the government health center, but was previously earning an income. he BCI Academy.

Selam, Age 36


Child: Hiwot Semeneh, age 15

My current household income is $31 USD. There are five people living in my household. I am a day laborer. This is very inconsistent income and most months I don’t make enough to support my family.

Abebe, Age 37

 
Child: Nardos Melaku, age 9

I am unemployed. There are four people living in my household. There is illness in my family that makes our lives very difficult, and we don’t have access to jobs. My goal is to earn $45 USD per month by selling injera. 

Meseret, Age 29

 
Child: Mahalet Kuratu, age 10

I have no household income, as I am unemployed. I live with my young daughter. There is illness in my family and I am without work, which makes our life very difficult and I want to change this by starting my own business.

Mergitu, Age 32

 
Child: Derartu Mesfine, age 6

My current household income is $16 USD / month. There are three people in my household. I am a day laborer and cannot find permanent work to support my family. I have a strong desire to start a business to help my family.

Almaz, Age 32

 
Child: Elsa Alemeshet, age 10

My current household income is $27 USD. There are three people living in my household. Life is extra difficult since my husband has left. I am trying to start my own injera business to increase my income for my family. 

Emebet, Age 26

 
Child: Bereket Asechalew, age 11

My current monthly household is $0 because of the pandemic. There are five people living in my household. I have no way currently to support my family and I am desperate to earn an income. 

Shewaye, Age 48


Child: Dawit Gemeda, age 16

I am unemployed. I was previously working as a day laborer. There are four people living in my household. We are suffering due to lack of money. I think I can make this business work because I have experience.

Contact Us

Email: info@blessingthechildren.org      
Phone: 1 (888) 269-2719

Postal Mail

Blessing the Children International
2265 Fraser Road
Kawkawlin, MI  48631

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