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Seble

Seble

My name is Seble I was born in Addis and grew up in Ethiopia with my family in the capital city of Addis Ababa. I was the middle child in my family. Growing up, I had a great role model in my mom. She was a single mother and a strong woman. My siblings and I went to a public school and after high school I went to college and got my diploma in IT. // I have worked in different companies but I now have a job that I am passionate about. I manage my coworkers and am able to...

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Rita

FASHIONABLE at home

Rita

My name is Rita, and I was born and raised in Addis Ababa. My family sent me to school, and afterwards I went to college and got my diploma in accounting. I was a stay at home mom until I was able to work with fashionABLE. // Now I am able to see other women becoming providers for their families as well.

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Rekik

Rekik

Rekik is 21 years old. She comes from a poor family, and is finishing up her high school education. In her free time, Rekik likes to watch movies.  Working at Modern Zege has given her independence and self confidence. She even restarted her school during the night because she is now able to pay for her education. Rekik says her current job has inspired her so much that she wants to be a designer of leather products in the future and would like to own her own shop one day!

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Niguse

Niguse

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Mulu

Mulu

I was 22 years old when I started as a prostitute. My husband told me to go to the city and continue my education, and he would come join me later. But he never came, and I got into prostitution in order to forget him. I felt like sleeping with different men would help me move on. It’s the most horrible, cheap, and disgusting life. // I have nothing to be ashamed of anymore. I have peace and rest, and I am very happy. I want my daughter to be in a good place and have the best life.

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