Addisu’s Mom is 32 years old and she has 2 children in addition to Addisu. She has never had any formal education and therefore is illiterate. She currently is working washing clothing and cleaning for an income of 700 ETB ($30) and her house rent is 550 ETB. Mom is struggling greatly right now. She had reconciled with her husband, however after Mom got pregnant and gave birth to a new baby, he abandoned her and left her to care for her family alone.
Addisu attends the Embracing Hope Kindergarten. He wants to become a teacher when he grows up. His favorite school subject is Amharic. He enjoys helping his mother at home, eating pasta, playing car games, and looking at picture books.