Woman empowers girls in her home country of Ethiopia

Native Ethiopian Lily Yoseph founded Tangible Hope Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers young girls living in poverty in rural Ethiopia by giving them access to education, medical care and nutrition. By Colleen Bidwill (Marin Independent Journal) | MILL VALLEY, Cal.―Lily Yoseph considers herself lucky. Growing up in Ethiopia, she had a privileged life. She came from a middle-class family, got an education and was encouraged to follow her dreams. While on a trip back to her childhood hometown of Kofele in 2008, the Mill Valley, CA resident realized not all women in Ethiopia were as lucky. From the trip came Tangible Hope Foundation, her nonprofit that empowers young girls living in poverty in rural Ethiopia by giving them access to education, medical care and nutrition. Lily Yoseph started the nonprofit out of her then one-bedroom apartment in Sausalito, while working various odd jobs to make ends meet. Today, it supports 100 young girls in Ethiopia and continues to…
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