Bitaniya’s Mom is originally from Gojam in the Amhara Region. She is 29 years old and never attended school, leaving her unable to read nor write. Bitaniya’s father abandoned the family, leaving Mom to try to provide on her own. Currently she is washing and cleaning clothes for 1000 ETB ($43) a month. Her rent is 600 ETB. One day, she hopes to open up a breakfast house to better provide. She has been saving and building a safety net.
Bitaniya is in the Embracing Hope Day Care. She is kind, helpful and well-behaved. Her favorite food is injera, and she enjoys playing with toys and pretending to do coffee ceremonies.