To celebrate International Women’s day, Tree Aid are sharing stories of some of the women we work with, learning how community-led projects can help make an impact for women’s lives across the Sahel.
Birtukan Gebeyehu is a 26 year old mother of two, from Metema, Ethiopia - "I have two children, a boy and a girl. My daughter is 9 years old and my boy is just 18 months old.”
Speaking to Birtukan, it’s clear how much she values education – asked about whether her own children go to school, she exclaims “Yes, Inshallah (‘god willing’)! There is no way I want to stop them going to school - I have promised myself to support them to reach to the level they want to reach.”
Image: Maheder Haileselassie - A portrait of Birtukan Gebeyhu at her home in Metema woreda, Ethiopia. January 2021