March 9th – Yordanos Melkamu in Ethiopia

Photographing on assignment in Ethiopia for the Adera Foundation, documenting the experience of TCU students and All Saint’s Episcopal School Teachers from Fort Worth Texas

This is Yordanos Wakshume she is 9 years old and in the 4th grade at Hiber Primary School in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. There is nothing about her beautiful smile that gives clue to the poverty that has been the reality of her life. Yordanos’s mother works hard as a day laborer and does best off of around 500 birr ($12) a week. Without the Adera feeding program Yordanos would go hungry, severely impacting her ability to learn.

Our team helped in the feeding program today and made new friends. I am grateful for what Adera is doing to change the lives of children like Yordanos. The education that Yordanos now receives will help break a multi generational cycle of poverty.

“The Adera Foundation shares the gospel in both word and deed, transforming the lives of the poor with help and true hope.”

To learn more about how you can be a part of changing lives in Ethiopia please see the Adera website –

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