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Medical Story: Partnerships

The Dirty Secret of Short Term Missions “With rare exceptions, all of your most important achievements on this planet will come from working with others or, in a word, partnership.” Paul Farmer In recent years, “short term missions” has become a dirty word. And it’s unfortunate because we’ve been led to believe that just because a…

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Enanu: A Year in the Life

Enanu was one of the four families we followed in 2018. Throughout the year, we gathered updates on her and her family. Take a look into a year in the life of Enanu! April 2018: The Ethiopian government referred Enanu and her four out-of-school children to Ethiopia ACT in the hopes of getting all four…

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Survey: Akaki Kality

As Ethiopia ACT is working to transform the lives of hundreds in the communities of Addis Ababa, it is crucial to identify the gaps and needs of the families before taking steps to intervene. Identifying these needs helps us to track and measure the impact Ethiopia ACT will bring to the communities. As you may…

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Family Advocates

A new and significant change in how ACT works is the creation of a new staff position we are calling Family Advocate.  Last year we realized that we were not keeping close enough connections with the families in the project. We often didn’t know what was happening medically or socially, and it became clear that…

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Lawayesh

LAWAYESH WONDE Before joining Ethiopia ACT five years ago, Lawayesh and her husband Kefyalew struggled in many ways. They had many financial and emotional problems, but more than anything because of their HIV/AIDS status, their health was declining rapidly. Once they were accepted into the Ethiopia ACT along with their nine year old daughter Rediet,…

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