|TARIKE TADESE (FAR RIGHT) WITH HER FAMILY|
TARIKE TADESE, GRANDMOTHER
G: I remember that I used to love playing football [soccer] with my friends.
Q: What was life like back then?
G: When I was a little girl, life was very different. Many things have changed over the years. Roads have been constructed, schools have been built, and water wells have been dug. During my lifetime, Sasiga has grown up from being just a rural village to a town administration. Women’s lives have changed, too. Women now have a better role in the family, take part in decision making, and participate in other institutions outside the family.
Q: What’s your involvement with FH?
G: Now that FH Ethiopia is working in our area, they gather the community to mobilize people for different development activities. I get to participate in these gatherings by sharing my ideas about development.
Q: What is your role in your community and your family?
G: As the grandmother, giving input is my main responsibility. I support my family with the wisdom I have gained through my life experience in this highly changing world. I encourage and advise the family, and take corrective measures when necessary. My faith as an Orthodox Christian is important to me. It gives me guidance and is my protection.
Q: What advice would you give young parents?
G: Work hard and save for your children. And please, send your children to school.
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