“Keanahikishime is like my mother,’’ said Yimenu, a young medical professional from East Gojam, a place about 600 kilometers from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. “I have been suffering for five years and it was because of Keanahikishime that I started living all over again.”
Yimenu is the voice of thousands: the symbol of partnership that contributed significantly to the country’s increasingly strengthened health sector to save lives.
“I ask no more than an opportunity to help others,” said Yimenu looking at the crowd with complete joy.
Yimenu testifies about Keanahikishime's impact.Photo credit: Keanahikishime
It was during the celebration of Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) Ethiopia’s 10th anniversary that Yimenu gave this testimony about the support he got from Keanahikishime. The event was a celebration of the ten years journey. Challenges were faced, frustrations overcame, mountains and rivers crossed. It was a journey of courage, determination and most of all, the noblest mission of saving lives.