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January 09, 2019

Tsega moved to Addis Ababa at a young age because her parents were unable to send her to school. She married a man and got pregnant soon after. During a medical visit for her pregnancy, she learned she had HIV that had unknowingly come from her husband. Not long after their son was born, her husband abused her and left them. Tsega and her son were brought to Ethiopia ACT malnourished and immediately accepted to the project to receive food, regular medical care and HIV medication. Her son received an education, and she received serious counseling to help her heal psychologically. As physical, mental and spiritual healing began to take place in her life, she discovered a desire to own her business. With the help of Ethiopia ACT, she started her own small dairy farming and sold milk, eggs and lambs. Tsega’s life of uncertainty transformed into a life full of hope. As a hardworking woman, she became a self-supporting individual once again. With great joy, three years after being a beneficiary of Ethiopia ACT, Tsega graduated from the project with better health, a restored life and a bright future.