Some of you may remember the heartbreaking and beautiful story of Bereket – a little girl who was born into the Red Light District in Debre Zeyit, living in a brothel with her mother and called “cockroach” after her real name was forgotten.
You can find the story here:
And watch the first part of a mini-biography here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X9OmNFRpdE&feature=youtu.be
It’s been almost two years since Emebet and Bereket were saved from a life of prostitution in the Red Light District and both are happy and healthy!
Bereket is a happy, outgoing girl, full of smiles and giggles. She is going to the BCI Academy and they are living in a one room rented house. The support for rent and food is making the difference and enabling Emebet to survive without returning to her previous life.
Also, instead of staying at home all day, Emebet washes clothes for people to make some extra money. She has also been registered for the second income generating activity training which will be held in about a month. Hopefully she will be able to have a sustainable source of income this coming year after completing the program. The first 23 trainees are now graduated and they are in the process of setting up the first business.
We are so grateful to everyone who has made this new life possible for Emebet and Bereket. Your support makes a difference!