So how about it?

October 12, 2014 at 4:54 am 7 comments

After coming across the following, and many more photos, on Huffingtonpost, I decided if Cuba can send almost 500 doctors to the wilderness of West Africa to fight Ebola, I can give 100 dollars [from the comfort of my laptop] so another father/husband/brother won’t have to send a loved one to her/his funeral without saying a proper goodbye.

Not to mention how No Ebola in Liberia means No Ebola in Ethiopia!

Think about it.

Gut-Wrenching Images Show The Brutal Reality Of The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia

By the way, did I mention how if you donate today—your gift will be MATCHED $1-for-$1 by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation?? Here is my [matched] gift confirmation for your reference.


Dear Abesheet,

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Your generosity will help provide children around the world with health care, clean water, sound nutrition, education, protection from abuse and exploitation, and emergency assistance in times of crisis.

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By the mirrors of Babylon… Abesheet-American

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. andthree  |  October 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    ተባረኪ! “…For it is in giving that we receive…”

  • 2. Chuchu  |  October 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Personally, I would rather send something myself than give money to humantarian organizations. Remember Haiti? Maybe there is some organization that takes donations, food, clothing and distributes to those who need it!

  • 3. Ewnetu  |  October 15, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Ayi abesheetye. Yewah nesh leka. Abesha “tekawem” beyiw enji teredada mech yakal? Of all the articles I read online about the prospect of ebola in Ethiopia, I have yet to come across one person who seems concerned about what it would mean to the people who would be suffering. All they wanna talk about is how “woyane” is responsible for every problem in the country. Is it a wonder we are the poorest of all nations?

  • 4. Erikete  |  October 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    My peops. abesheet, what are you hiding in black from the light thief? haha.

  • 5. abesheet  |  October 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Lol @ Erikete

    Chuchu [and Ewnetu]: I get what you are saying, friend. I used to work at an NGO, after all. Half our “Administrative budget” was spent on company-sponsored weekends at Sodere and Pina-Hotel [Awassa] where we congregate for a few hours a day to discuss poverty [while having 3 course meals 3 times a day – plus breaks]. But believing in change and in the basic goodness of people doesn’t really make you guillable. It makes you a force for Good [look at the guys at Médecins Sans Frontières and even Cuba, for Christsakes!!] and the kind of person who won’t judge a good philosophy by it’s abuse. The better to sleep easier at night, I say.

    Totally agree with the comment about Ethiopians abroad having more of TeQawami mentality than a “esti what can we do to help”. I have often said if “mWart” was a profession, most of us abeshas online would have excelled at it.

    Ebola: WHO lists 15 priority countries: WHO says it is focusing on 15 African countries to stop spread of disease, as EU reviews its screening policies

  • 6. Ereket  |  October 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    That is some life. Ewnetu ladelew it is wenber, terepeza and yeterpeza mebrat new most of the time. 🙂

  • 7. DaNegus  |  October 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Incase you are wondering why our “royalness” has not pledged yet, we are waiting to see who else would donated and by how much we can out-donate them :-).

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