Nesibu Kebede & Birtukan Sinshaw
Nesibu and Birtukan lead Yezelalem Minch Children & Community Development, an Ethiopian non-government organization reaching widows, orphans, and vulnerable children in several communities of the capital city of Addis Ababa and surrounding towns. The program was founded as a legal entity in Ethoipia in 2001 and is currently reaching more than 1,600 children. Nesibu serves as managing director with over 30 employed staff, and Birtukan, the visionary for the program, serves extensively as a volunteer. Nesibu and Birtukan have five children of their own, and are “mom and dad” to literally hundreds more through Yezelalem Minch.