Sewasew Aemro, 28, grew up as a beekeeper and lives in Amhara region in the northern part of Ethiopia.
Sewasew, young mother of three (two boys and a girl) says "I was promised for marriage when I was four years old. I became a wife to my husband at the age of 14. I did not have an opportunity to go to school.
However my life started to change two years ago when I joined the women self help groups. That was the first time I have learned about saving, reading and writing. I am now more confident in my dealings and I can sign my name. Now beekeeping is an additional source of food and income. I am transitioning from traditional to modern bee hives as I believe I can harvest much more honey from modern hives and grow my profits. I am so grateful for all you have done to help women like me."
Oxfam has been supporting over 5000 beekeeper women like Sewasew in Amhar region and through, integrated functional adult literacy helping to change their lives.
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