Stories of Hope

In light of COVID-19 we wanted share with you some stories of HOPE and transformation. The women in The Tesfa Project—Women’s Empowerment Program are transforming their communities and bringing HOPE to the lives of their families. Thanks to generous supporters like you the women in our program are empowered to create a different legacy for their children to follow—One of HOPE, strength and dignity! 

TESFA Microgrant Savings Program

The TESFA Project in on a mission to break the cycle of poverty and chronic hunger among Ethiopia’s most vulnerable – impoverished widowed mothers – and offer a life of dignity and HOPE. The hardworking mothers in our program are determined to feed their children, safeguard their health and end their poverty. It is because of this passion and mission that … Read More

Gelane’s TESFA Story

Genane’s sponsor had the opportunity to meet her on one of Petros Network’s Life Impact Trips! Pictured above is Gelane and her sponsor in Gelane’s home back in 2018. Genane’s sponsor had the opportunity to meet her on one of Petros Network’s Life Impact Trips! Pictured above is Gelane and her sponsor in Gelane’s home back in 2018.

Beauty from Ashes

On our most recent trip this winter, we met with the 50+ women in our The TESFA Project—Women’s Empowerment Program in small groups. Most of the women in our program were never afforded the luxury of school and do not possess basic skills like writing. For many even properly holding a pencil is difficult. In order to help serve each woman … Read More

Living in HOPE, Even When It is Hard….

We are excited to share this next story of Negase Wokamale. She was so eager to be interviewed by our TESFA Project — Women’s Empowerment team that she came and found us and waited patiently for us to be ready. Who is Negase? A daughter, wife, mom, and grandma. What an incredible woman she is. She lost her husband over … Read More

Someone Believed In Me and Changed My Future

“My name is Irgibe Korsa, I am 30 years old, and I live in Gojo, Ethiopia with my three children. We didn’t always live in Gojo. We used to be farmers and live in the countryside. My husband was often drunk with the local drink. Once he passed away from liver disease, his parents chased us off their land, and … Read More