Hope Springs for Fatuma

It takes a lot of strength to carry 55 pounds of water for more than four hours across eastern Ethiopia’s arid highlands. It also takes particular strength to change the circumstances that force women to shoulder that burden.

Fatuma Muhammed is strong in both these ways, and more.

Nine Years Old and Married

When Tino was 9, she spent her days tending to small animals in her pastorialist village in Ethiopia. The child had never attended school, and was barely old enough to have a passing understanding of cultural traditions in her village.

CARE Knows How to Tap Into Wellsprings

Tussamo Tino, 31, is married and a father of three children. He is a farmer in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia.

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