From Duluth to Oromia: Helping Those in Need

Amane explains how the water and food will be distributed.
April 28, 2016

Amane Wako, a UMD junior double majoring in accounting and international studies, is one of those students who has the desire to help others.

Lessons in Duluth
Amane has volunteered at the Damiano Center, a social services organization in Duluth for years. She tutors children in math and reading at their Kid’s Café, and she helps out homeless and low income people by serving meals in their kitchen. She was impressed by the organization’s philosophy and wants to start her own non-profit organization, so she can help those in need someday. 

That day came sooner than she ever imagined. This past winter, Amane helped 47 households in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.