Abraham comes from the village of Derara. He used to be a fifth-grade student. His mother sells corn, while his father is a farmer, who also sells wood. He has three siblings.
Abraham has known Awassa since the Chamballala- the New Year of the Sidama tribe, when he came here with his family. Afterwards, he came with his friends from the village and spent 2 weeks in the street. He found his way to our organization via the local authorities.
This year he was a fifth-grade student. Like all children, he stopped attending school due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, because he ended up on the street, we don’t know whether he would have returned to school when it reopened. Fortunately, he came to us – we helped him survive this difficult time. Then we reunified him with his family and are supporting his education.