The Kidist Mariam Centre provides women, like Saba*, with vocational skills that can be used to secure employment. The courses include Food Preparation
Thousands of women in Ethiopia are compelled by poverty to find domestic work abroad. With hopes of a better life, they make the move away from their homes and their families, only to find themselves caught in a cycle of abuse and exploitation.
After visiting families in the remote town of Meki, lay missionary, Maria Jose Morales, was exposed to this reality.
Inspired by their stories, Maria was called to give back and opened the Kidist Mariam Centre.
Established to provide a safe, supportive and educational environment, the Centre has seen nearly 3,000 women complete training courses and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
Learn more about the missionary work of Maria and the experiences of women in Meki, Ethiopia in the video below.
Partner with Maria this World Mission Month as she provides women with the opportunities they deserve.
Keeping the Kidist Mariam Centre running means Maria can continue reaching out to women, providing them with local opportunities to secure a future and minimise their risk of exploitation.
In his World Mission Day message for 2022, Pope Francis reminds us through Acts 1:8, “you shall be my witnesses”, that every Christian is called to be a missionary and witness to Christ. To respond. To serve.
Your response can make a difference to the lives of women like Saba and help further the work of missionaries like Maria.
Will you walk with Maria as she walks with the women she serves?
*Names altered to protect identity