Berket’s Mom is a 29 year old single mother who only completed Grade 3. She is employed as a Road Cleaner which is a dangerous job sweeping the road with a broom in the midst of traffic. This work provides her with 800 ETB ($30) per month which pays the rent of her tiny room at 500 ETB ($20) but leaves them with nothing to live on.
Bereket is almost 9 years old and is delightful. Because of Mom’s situation, he was not able to eat and not able to attend school before. But, now is in the EH school and is thriving.