Before the project:
Yohannes was ex- soldier, wounded as he joined the defense force, disarmed soon due to the fall down of the Derge regime and came back to home before 20 years ago. Since he had no any skill except military training and was handicapped, he was forced to come to street life in Addis. While he was living in his plastic shelter on the street in Lideta Sub City, he red SDE’s announcement posted by the Office of Labor and Social Affaires of the city calling homeless people to apply for skill training. He applied and joined SDE’s Homeless People’s Project in 2012. He has been trained on tailoring and shoe making skills and graduated in 2013.