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Water Changes Everything

On our final day at the Aregash Lodge in Ethiopia, the owner came over and said, “God works in mysterious ways… The Water Minister of Ethiopia surprised me with a visit today. He came all the way from Addis Ababa.”

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Breastfeeding Culture: Mursi Tribe

The Mursi tribe of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley is one of the oldest and most easily identifiable tribal cultures of Africa. Most Mursi children nurse past toddler-hood, and clothing for women commonly leaves breasts exposed. The breast area for the Mursi

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Breastfeeding in Ethiopia 5

I had recently written about my experience speaking with people in South Africa about breastfeeding, and I realized I never have written about my own observations of breastfeeding in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has an interesting history because it is one of

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Love Liberates, Birth Mother Quotes and Inspiration 5

We are framing this photo for Samuel, taken by Kyle LaMere in Ethiopia, September 2012.  Under the photo will be Maya Angelou’s “Love Liberates” quote. How beautifully she sums up the importance and love of the birth mother and family.

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Houston, We Do Not Have a Problem- Clean Water Fundraiser 1

  Thank you to everyone who attended the Houston Waves for Water Fundraiser to bring clean water to Ethiopia. It was a blast!   Kayla and Omar Dar of Baby’s Breastie and Fayye Foundation put the entire event together in six

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The Real Mommy War 4

“The Brightest Light . . .”  Letter from Laura Farruggio  about the Ethiopian birth mother of her adopted son, Max: In 2004 an Ethiopian teenage girl named Etenesh Ermias traveled from her neighborhood in Kalsho to Addis Ababa to find work. While there she became

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You Have Given a Miracle This Christmas- Clean Water

We had the Waves for Awassa Event in Los Angeles on World AIDS Day. (December 1) Jack, from Waves for Water, gave a water demonstration and showed videos of what can happen to a community when it’s given what every

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H2OPE For Ethiopia | Clean Water Project 0

As most of you know, we are working with Waves for Water on a clean water project to bring rural Argisa, Ethiopia much needed filters to create access to safe drinking water. We were recently updated on the severity of the water

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