I met Tsehai Wodajo 5 years ago and immediately admired her deep commitment and the good work she was doing in the this organization that she had founded. The more I learned about their sponsorship of education and leadership development for girls and young women in Ethiopia, the more I knew I wanted to support. I not only became a sponsor... I applied to become a board member! Now I sponsor 2 girls - and am serving a term as the president of the board. There is no other organization that I know of where 98% of the funds go directly to Ethiopia, where the community is set up to choose the girls whoe get sponsored (the brightest and least likely to stay in schoold due to poverty), that also hires mentors for the girls, and the training and development for the girls as community leaders includes their families! We are now in 9 sites and support 135 girls - and are working with the sites to become self-sufficient as well (our goal is self-sufficency in 7 years).