Esayas’ Mom is originally from Gonder in the Amhara Region. She is 25 years old and attended school to Grade 3; this leaves her with limited options for work. Esayas’ father abandoned the two of them, leaving Mom on her own to provide. Currently she works as a houseworker, cooking and cleaning. Her income is1200 ETB ($52) Her rent is 700 ETB, which leaves little for food and living expenses. She suffers from asthma but has been able to continue working.
Esayas is an active Kindergarten student at Embracing Hope’s school and wants to be a pilot when he grows up. His favorite food is bread with egg. He loves to play ball and his favorite subject is Amharic.