May 3, 2019
By the age of six, Mersha Bayu Kisiel had lost both his parents.
After his father’s death, he and his siblings were forced to move eight hours southeast—from the Gojjam region of Ethiopia to the country’s capital, Addis Ababa—to live with their aunt. For two years, his aunt sacrificed all she could to provide for her nieces and nephews, but it wasn’t enough. She had to give them up for adoption.
Kisiel was sent an orphanage in the city, where he would remain… Read more