Their stories

A few days ago Ethiopia introduced stringent measures for limiting the spread of the pandemic. All businesses are shut down by government order, and all schools, factories and public places are closed - march, 23...

Dear friends of the Adwa mission, Our usual Easter letter is more appropriate for our times than ever: Lent, the time of the Passion, of Gethsemane. These are the steps leading to the Resurrection, the celebration of Life, of the Victory of our God over death. This...

Aregawi was born to a young mother with no formal schooling. His father abandoned the family as soon as he learned of his son’s handicap. Something had gone wrong during the birth...

Do you see the baby girl in the photograph? Sister Laura noticed her among the patients in the public hospital, because the wound on her cheek was severely infected. She was delivered using forceps inappropriately, tearing her cheek and injuring her shoulder. Mahlet – for this...

When do you walk along Adwa you can’t help but thinking about the future and how you would like it. Let’s think about an ophthalmologist who receive in a modern and equipped clinic. Let’s think about an optic who produce and distribute glasses, not existing...

Milete is in year 3 at the Adwa Mission primary school. She walks to school every day from her family's house. Her mother brings herds of sheep out to pasture each day....

Fernando Gaion is a doctor who was part of the invaluable team of medical volunteers in Adwa. He is an important Italian oncologist with a big heart. On his return from Ethiopia, he told us this touching story…...

On Christmas Eve 2015, Sister Laura sent us a special message:...

Dr. Sergio Tabacchi, an ophthalmologist from Ferrara who has spent part of his holiday volunteering in Adwa for the last 7 years, found himself operating on a hopeless case...

Sister Laura is meeting all the families being supported by long-distance adoption. At the Mission, volunteer doctors from Italy are giving medical aid. Carolina is skilfully documenting everything with her camera....