A Leader’s Passion for Women in Her Community

Asrat is part of the Petros Network Ethiopian team and oversees our Women & Children programs. When Asrat greets you, she is warm and kind. Within a few minutes of talking with her, you will see she has a passion for women, the issues they face and educating the next generation. She is fueled by her love for Jesus and … Read More

The Gift of Hope

Gift of Hope - Irgibe's Story

IRGIBE’S STORY Pure joy exudes from Irgibe! She lives in a world where women typically have very little to no control over their circumstances, but Irgibe was given the gift of hope. In the fall of 2018, Irgibe joined Petros Network Women and her life drastically changed. She now has a hope and a future that most women in her town do … Read More

Petros Network Women Extending Kindness

Petros Network Women Extending Kindness

The hope we have in Christ is a powerful tool! This hope compels us to extend kindness and generosity that is unexplainable to the hopeless. It’s so powerful that we named our Women’s Program, The Tesfa Project, which translates in Amharic as The HOPE Project. Petros Network Women is passionate about spreading hope and creating Redemptive Lift. We do this by equipping … Read More

For the Love of Women and Children

For the love of women and children

No one works harder than a mother with a starving child. The Covid-19 virus is affecting women differently than men and that is particularly true of women in the developing world whose primary role is to provide and care for their family. THE SACRIFICE OF LOVE What does love look like for the widowed mothers in rural communities? It means … Read More

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 in small groups with the 50+ women in the Petros Network Women — TESFA Project, a women’s empowerment project focusing on widowed mothers in rural villages. 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 … 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”

Irgibe Korsa - Petros Network Women

“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