It Takes A Village – The Seed Sowers Plus

May 23rd, 2017|Hope for the Future|

Sometimes we get the question, “How does Becky run the Trampled Rose all by herself?” The premise of the question is accurate — how could one person handle all that goes into running an organization like the Trampled Rose? But there is a falsity in the question as well — the idea that Becky does […]

More Than the Required Number

May 19th, 2017|Hope for the Future|

Galaanee’s Wishes Really Did Come True

Galaanea lives in Holleta, a small town southwest of the capital city of Ethiopia. She is from the Oromo people group. In her first language, Oromifa, Galaanee means, “more than the required number.” Her mother died in childbirth but she had already […]

A Girl With a Wish

April 27th, 2017|Hope for the Future|

“There is nothing more powerful than a girl with a wish.”

You might have seen a post the other day on our Facebook page with the above quotation and a picture of one of the young woman that is part of Trampled Rose. As the days go past, I keep coming back to that quote. It’s […]

Successful students pass exams for Universities

December 20th, 2016|Hope for the Future|

In the village of Alem Ketema four senior girls were sponsored by Trampled Rose. Each and every one received a full scholarship to universities in Ethiopia.


Ayehuachew Shita Alemu – Full scholarship to Arba Minch University in Natural and Computational Sciences


Merhabete Update, 2016

December 15th, 2016|Hope for the Future|

Each school has a steering committee made up of officials, members of the community, and girls in the program. When it is impossible for Becky to travel to a community, the committee will document and provide information on each of the girls. This all-volunteer committee in the […]

Muki Turi Update, 2016

December 10th, 2016|Hope for the Future|

Trampled Rose sponsored 19 girls in Muki Turi for the school year 2015-2016.

Six were seniors, four of which graduated with a full scholarship to university. Their areas of study range from Electrical Engineering to Business Administration. Their school director was telling us how tears just burst from […]

Rotary Report 2015-2016

December 5th, 2016|Hope for the Future|

The East Colorado Springs Rotary Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Grant of $9,000 designated to further the goals of keeping Ethiopian girls in school.


Use and Effectiveness Report


Sheno, North Shoa, Ethiopia

Submitted June 13, 2016

Dear […]

Ankober, Aliyu Amba, and Sheno

October 25th, 2016|Hope for the Future|

It had rained in the night and was threatening more, but we were able to negotiate what mud there was. In the rainy season (May-September) roads are impassable and Becky cannot make it to the villages. From Debre Berhan we were on winding dirt roads. Our driver slowed for ruts and hair-pin curves.

Views of the […]


May 10th, 2016|Hope for the Future|

That’s what a girl, probably 14-years old, said to a group of women visiting her school from Colorado–”I believe in change”–as a way of explaining what motivated her to continue her schooling despite obstacles that to most of us would prove insurmountable. As a part of The Trampled Rose Program, she was eligible […]

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