Through locally produced fair trade product lines, Studio Samuel creates jobs and applies proceeds to educational platforms for women in Ethiopia.
Breaking the cycle of poverty with dignity – one woman at a time.
"Organizations like Studio Samuel Foundation are critical to helping educate women and giving them the skills and confidence to improve their livelihoods and those of their families."
- Sheryl WuDunn (co-creator of Half the Sky Movement)
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GIRL
Spotlighting ordinary accounts of a girl in Ethiopia each month.
Birth Place: Amhara region (Northern part of Ethiopia)
Currently Living: Addis Ababa street
Educational Level: 3rd Grade
Meseret was born in Wollo, a rural area in the northern part of Ethiopia. She came to Addis Ababa (the capital city) at age seven with her family, as they were searching for a life which offered opportunity for their two daughters. When Meseret arrived in Addis Ababa she was exposed to street life and was forced to start begging.
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