In January 2009 Kate Fereday Eshete, the founder of The Kindu Trust, moved away from Gondar to live with her husband and 2 children in a small village in the Simian Mountains. This has meant that Kate is no longer involved with the day to day running of The Kindu Trust, but continues to promote the work that we are doing through her role as Honourary President of The Kindu Trust.
Kassahun joined The Kindu Trust as a Sponsorship Coordinator in August 2006, having joined Kate. He was promoted to General Manager for Kindu Erdata in December 2006 – Kindu Erdata was the name The Kindu Trust used for local registration in Ethiopia. In December 2009 he was delegated as a General Manager for The Kindu Trust – Ethiopia, and has been managing the projects in Ethiopia since then. Before joining The Kindu Trust, Kassahun worked as a teacher, headmaster and a schools inspector for 15 years. He had also served as a Chairman of the Awraja (district) Worker’s Party Controlling Commission in the former government for two and half years.
Originally joining The Kindu Trust as a House Mother of King Fisher in Addis Ababa, Marta is the longest serving member of the team in Ethiopia. She moved from Addis to Gondar in 2005 when the focus of the charity’s work had changed from residential homes to sponsorship in the community. Originally employed as a Sponsorship Coordinator in Gondar, Marta was promoted to her current role in December 2009 and now oversees the finance in Ethiopia. Before she joined The Kindu Trust, Marta worked as a cashier and then as a baker in a cafe at Hope Enterprise Organization.
Fente has been working for The Kindu Trust since February 2007, when he joined as a Sponsorship Coordinator. Being the oldest member of the team he brings a huge depth of experience and knowledge to the mix. Fente spends his time visiting the sponsored children in their homes and writing up reports. Prior to joining The Kindu Trust, Fente worked as a Community Development Worker, as an Urban Development Officer, as a Woreda Administrator & Assistant Awraja Administrator, and as a head for Zonal and Regional Economic and Social Development Planning offices for 28 years.
Tadele joined The Kindu Trust in October 2010 after spending 4 years teaching Grades 9 – 12 in Debark Higher Education Preparatory school and Edget Feleg General Secondary school. Alongside his Sponsorship Coordinator duties, Tadele also manages the Kindu Klub, the youth club attended by The Kindu Trust’s sponsored children and their siblings.
Lainie started working for The Kindu Trust in November 2011 after finishing his Masters Degree in Geography and Development Studies at Bahir-Dar University. Lainie manages the income generating activities and training programmes for beneficiaries. Lianie is also in charge of promotional activities in Gondar.