Tarkanfi-Start Walking (TSW), a MN nonprofit, shares God's Love and Hope with marginalized communities in Ethiopia by supporting projects that honor and partner with community groups so that the quality of life improves for all.
TSW provides support in two ways: 1.) project funding, through donations, and, 2.) project leadership through our founder Worknesh Begi who spends most of her time in Ethiopia, in volunteer mission, directing charitable and development projects.
In 2011, the leaders of Yeka Sedan listed community priorities: 1.) clean water, 2.) increase household incomes, 3.) education
Today, under founder Worknesh Begi's
award-winning guidance, the community has made amazing progress in all three areas, and more! -- Record numbers of girls are now attending school -- a new school, which is the pride of the region!
Funds are needed for additional clean water points, microfinance groups and business startups . . . and for a science lab ... so local children can finish high school!
Dukum is a notorious road stop for sex, drugs and liquor. Women in the hundreds who have been displaced from their land, come to Dukum looking for work. Finding none, destitute, desperate, they sink into prostitution to try to feed their children and survive.
Through microfinance groups, micro-business training, and Worknesh Begi's compassionate mentoring, Tarkanfi is now helping 60 women regain their dignity . . . and their lives!
Funds are needed to provide training for hundreds more. ... and especially, to build a Training Center where education for a wider range of opportunities can be offered.
Words cannot express my gratitude for your prayers and support.
God bless you!
Worknesh Begi, President