Without thinking further, Ms. Gobena picked up the baby, wrapped her in a cloth and took her home to Addis Ababa.
“One of the men dying by the side of the road said to me, ‘This is my child.
Ms. Gobena left him, and most of her possessions, taking the children to live with her in a shack in the woods.
She sold her jewelry to raise money, then eked out an income selling injera bread and honey wine.
Unable to pay the children’s school fees, she found a tutor to visit the shack.
Gobena, ’ ”, Kebede