Dereje lives with his mother and sibling in a village in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Sadly, his father passed away and his mother struggles to meet the needs of the family without a permanent source of income. Her earnings as a daily laborer are not enough to meet the family's needs, and they cannot afford to send Dereje to school. Without support, Dereje is at risk of dropping out to help his family meet their needs.
Afan Oromo (Regional Language)