Girumnesh's mother, Tayech, was only able to continue her education until the 6th grade. She lost her husband 6 years ago. So life as a single mother has been very tough. She raises her 4 children on a low income she earns from selling merchandise.
Girumnesh is the third child in her family. Girum is now 16 years old and is an eighth-grader at Bobocho Primary School. Her favorite subject is math, and she wants to be a nurse when she grows up.