Hiwot’s mother, Adanech, started her family at a young age and wasn’t able to continue her own education after the 8th grade. She married and had 2 children, Hiwot is the oldest of the two. Four years ago she lost her husband due to a sudden illness. Since this, Hiwot’s mother has struggled to support her 2 children on her own. She currently baking injera and sells it for a small pay which has caused difficulty feeding her children and also paying her rent.
Hiwot is 6 years old and in the 1st grade at Hakmura Elementary School in Hosanna. Her favorite subject is Math and she wants to be a Doctor when she grows up.