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On sale 💥$8💥 (originally $26)

Only 1 remaining!! Sale ends today! This beautiful blue is the perfect pop of color! Each earring is crocheted by hand with an upcycled ammunition bead in the center and each is beautifully unique! https://addisjemari.org/product-category/21in21/
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Only 1 pair left! 

On sale 💥$8💥 (originally $24), it’s our Cross Hoop Earrings!  Only 1 pair left!  Sale is good through January 22. Take your hoops to the next level! These earrings, available in a variety of colors, feature classic hoops lined with paper beads and a small cross pendant. These earrings are made by Ethiopian women from the Adera Foundation as they learn to generate income and
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Introducing and reinforcing Financial Literacy!

We are using the momentum of the New Year to the benefit of our AJ Girls who will soon start learning more about Financial Literacy! The girls who have been in our home the longest will reinforce what they have already learned, and the material will be introduced to our newest AJ Girls, who will go through our Financial Literacy curriculum for the first time.
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Opportunity never gets wasted!

Every moment is a teachable moment, which is why we never waste an opportunity to teach life skills, like taking care of your belongings and our FEP Center, to the kids in our Family Empowerment Program. #family #kids #lifeskills
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CHF made it possible!

Outfitting 100+ kids in shoes is no small task. Our friends at Charlie’s Heart Foundation (CHF) never shy away from an opportunity to support those in our Family Empowerment Program (FEP). As part of our school supply distribution at the end of 2020, CHF made it possible for every one of our FEP kids to receive new shoes for this school year. Thank you, CHF!
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Happy MLK Day!

LOVE /ləv/ verb: unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others accepting who you are and who other people are We pray that the inspiration of today, MLK Day, will inspire you to pray for your enemies and that you will ask God to soften your heart towards them in honor of His
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Meet Alganesh: She’s so grateful for all the support she and her children are receiving!

Alganesh is one of the incredible mothers in our Family Empowerment Program! She had a rural upbringing and her education is almost entirely focused on household management and caring for family. Alganesh had a difficult life of having to migrate from place to place. She gave birth to a total of six children but four live in the countryside with a relative. The two youngest
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Join us!

Join us in expressing our gratitude for Jen Joyner and her heart for AJ. Jen has been a volunteer with us for many years now. She serves on our AJ Marketplace retail team, shares her beautiful smile with us, modeling AJ Marketplace’s products. She even helps us write price tags too. You may even recognize her from some videos we have recently shared showing off
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Back to six days a week!

We are grateful that our Family Empowerment Program (FEP) families can once again meet safely at our FEP Center! Our Center has just recently opened back up to six days a week! It is wonderful to see the Center alive with training and tutoring. Counseling is also occurring for those that need extra support and healing from trauma and abuse. Currently, our AJ staff is
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Recycled ammunition bracelet

On sale 💥$16💥 (originally $28), it’s our Bole Bracelet!  Sale is good through January 22. This beautiful braided recycled ammunition bracelet looks lovely worn on it’s own or stacked with one of our other bracelets.  It is designed by women with the Entoto Beth Artisan organization that is dedicated to restoring HIV/AIDS community on Mt. Entoto.  As you wear this versatile style, know that you
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On Sale!

On sale 💥$8💥 (originally $26), it’s our Asegash Earrings!   Only 1 pair left!  Sale is good through January 22. Our Entoto Asegash Earring has a sort of a sleek waterfall effect with its three strands of tiny silver beads, polished off with gold recycled ammunition. These earrings are a real showstopper without being bulky in weight or appearance. https://addisjemari.org/product-category/21in21/
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We are so proud of our AJ Girls! 💛

Near the end of last year, our cook at the AJ Home was not feeling well, and our AJ Girls eagerly stepped in to help cook to keep things running smoothly, giving our cook the peace of mind needed while she rested and recovered. #AJGirls
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AJ News

On sale 💥$8💥 (originally $26)

Only 1 remaining!! Sale ends today! This beautiful blue is the perfect pop of color! Each earring is crocheted by hand with an upcycled ammunition bead in the center and each is beautifully unique! https://addisjemari.org/product-category/21in21/
Read More

Only 1 pair left! 

On sale 💥$8💥 (originally $24), it’s our Cross Hoop Earrings!  Only 1 pair left!  Sale is good through January 22. Take your hoops to the next level! These earrings, available in a variety of colors, feature classic hoops lined with paper beads and a small cross pendant. These earrings are made by Ethiopian women from the Adera Foundation as they learn to generate income and
Read More

Introducing and reinforcing Financial Literacy!

We are using the momentum of the New Year to the benefit of our AJ Girls who will soon start learning more about Financial Literacy! The girls who have been in our home the longest will reinforce what they have already learned, and the material will be introduced to our newest AJ Girls, who will go through our Financial Literacy curriculum for the first time.
Read More

Opportunity never gets wasted!

Every moment is a teachable moment, which is why we never waste an opportunity to teach life skills, like taking care of your belongings and our FEP Center, to the kids in our Family Empowerment Program. #family #kids #lifeskills
Read More

CHF made it possible!

Outfitting 100+ kids in shoes is no small task. Our friends at Charlie’s Heart Foundation (CHF) never shy away from an opportunity to support those in our Family Empowerment Program (FEP). As part of our school supply distribution at the end of 2020, CHF made it possible for every one of our FEP kids to receive new shoes for this school year. Thank you, CHF!
Read More

Happy MLK Day!

LOVE /ləv/ verb: unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others accepting who you are and who other people are We pray that the inspiration of today, MLK Day, will inspire you to pray for your enemies and that you will ask God to soften your heart towards them in honor of His
Read More