Giving Tuesday: Grit and Determination will Make Enku’s Business a Success…We Need to Rally Around Her!

Nov 22, 2021

Meet Enku, one of the 50 mothers in our Family Empowerment Program (FEP).

Enku is a single mother of two girls. She raises her children by washing clothes in people’s houses, a sporadic way of making income that she only gets based on chance and opportunity.

Previous to joining Addis Jemari, Enku was really struggling because her husband disappeared from home. By that time, Enku was four months pregnant and she was extremely devastated and scared.

We are so proud of Enku for all her courage! She has faced adversity and shown immense grit. She is one of our Family Empowerment Program (FEP) mothers who is ready to start an income generating activity (IGA). Making and selling injera (Ethiopian flat bread) is Enku’s choice of business, and she closely worked with the AJ staff in Ethiopia in her IGA planning.

IGA refers to all trainings, resources, and interventions Addis Jemari provides to enhance the readiness of our FEP families to start activities that improve their household economy.

Enku is excellent in making injera and she already owns some of the fixed assets needed for the business. She is also going to use her residence to run her business, but needs support to purchase additional items, such as a new injera maker, barrel, and baking jar, and other raw materials needed for the business plan. Enku has done a market analysis and have already identified many potential customers in her area.

Would you join us on this Giving Tuesday by investing in this female entrepreneur? Our goal is to raise $15,000 today to help her and our other 49 FEP mothers receive the startup funding they need to get their business off the ground.

Your donation will make a difference in Enku’s life and the lives of her two children! Please visit and make your life-changing donation today!