Solomon’s story

Solomon (12 years old) was born in a village near Derara. There he attended the first grade of primary school, but due to the difficult financial situation, he came with his older sister to Awassa. It was three years ago. His sister made a little money from the fish market and returned to the village, while Solomon stayed in Awassa. He learned to gut fish, which he did for a small fee. In addition, he begged from people and became involved in the street lifestyle.

In Awassa he has an uncle and an aunt who supplies clean water in bottles to wash the fish also at the same fish market. Her husband does not have a permanent job at the moment. He tries to look for something, but especially now in a pandemic, it’s very hard to find something. Solomon sometimes stayed overnight in a small apartment they rented, but due to the distance from the places where he usually went, he usually slept with his friends on the street.

He spent his mornings at the fish market and in the afternoons he begged from passersby in the street. Sometimes he would come to open classes at our center until we accepted him into the center. He would like to become a doctor in the future. Now we are working with him to bring him back to school to make this and other dreams come true.

If you want to constantly support the boy, follow his successes, receive up-to-date photos or even exchange correspondence with him, read about the “Adoption from the street” campaign. Please select “Solomon” when filling out the form.