I was born in Addis Ababa and my family moved to Nazarette in Ethiopia when I was 5 years old. My father was a driver and my mom didn’t work…. we were a middle class family. I went to a public school to finish high school, and after that I took training class in sewing.  I used to live with my brother and I was dependent on him for everything. So I applied for a job to make scarves and Ellilta products gave me a chance. // Now I am able to  be independent and have since moved out from my brothers home and live on my own.  Because of Ellilta I am able to see many lives get change for the better.

March 22, 2016 — Marisa Pardo