“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 we fled to the Gojo. I then worked as a daily laborer doing jobs wherever I could find work. We moved in with relatives because we had nowhere else to go.
Since joining Petros Network’s Tesfa Project, I started working for a lady in her restaurant, making little money. Once she saw that I was a hard worker and how well I cared for her business, she entrusted me with more.
Now I have a business of my own making and selling injera for her restaurant and others. Working my own business makes me feel happy and like I have control over my life instead of always living at the mercy of others. Now we have our own house where I and my children can live freely.
I thank God daily for Petros Network. The investment they have made in me has changed everything. My future is bright because someone believed in me.
In the future, I hope to be able to send my children to University, and I hope to be there to see them graduate one day. I have plans to open a restaurant of my own so that I no longer have to work for others.”