Earlier this year, the Ethiopian government passed a law banning international adoption. It broke our heart because we know how full the orphanages are in Ethiopia. As an organization whose heartbeat is orphan prevention, we realize this new law has elevated the importance of what we do. Empower women with a skill and provide them with a job, which in turn gives them a way to provide for their own children and preserves the family.
With this change, we saw an opportunity to reimagine what kind of impact and influence our organization could have in our city. After all, the best way we can serve our community is to adapt to the needs in the community, right?