Tsigiemariam’s mother died when she was 7 years old. Since that time, she has had the responsibility to work to support the family. She washes clothes for many people to earn money.
Throughout all this she has remained in the education system and has now gone into grade 12. Her average mark for grade 11 was 78%. She has the ambition to go to University next year.
It has been agreed to give her a monthly payment of 500 birr + 2 performance related bonuses of up to 250 birr each.
This money will enable her to concentrate on her studies this year.