Fikere’s Mom is 37 years old and Fikire is her only child. At first she was a single Mom, but since entering the program she and her husband have slowly reconciled. Together they have an income of 2,500 ETB ($106) per month but must pay 1,300 ETB in rent, still leaving them with little to support a family. Workenesh works as a cleaner. She would like to open her own business one day.
Fikire is in the Embracing Hope Kindergarten. She loves English, washing dishes and picture books.