On Mark’s last trip to Ethiopia in April he discovered a wonderful ministry run by the Beza Church. The work within the community of HIV+ women who live on the base of Mount Entoto. Their ministry started with food and blankets and soon transformed into teaching these women how to make jewelry to help support their families.
The ministry has a gift shop in Addis Ababa near the National Museum. On Mark’s April trip he brought back 15 beautiful necklaces. I kept several, and we gave most of the rest of them away as gifts.
This time I sent him back with a laundry list of things to look for and a wad of cash. It’s pretty easy to convince him to let me spend the money when it’s helping such beautiful women. Most of the pieces range from $10-15 USD.
This is my favorite set from this trip.
The bracelet also matches another piece that he brought back.
If your headed to Ethiopia, let me know and we’ll get you information so that you can go visit them.