May 26, 2012

Waiting Sisters—13 and 10 years old!

Name: LG & RG

Age: 13 years and 10 years
Gender: Both children are female
Country of Origin: Ethiopia
Waiting Since: December 19, 2011

Summary: LG and RG are from the Tigray region of Ethiopia. They can be a little shy at first, however, can be very social around people they know or children their own age. LG is in 6th grade and enjoys going to school. She performs at her grade level. RG also goes to school during the day and performs at her grade level. Both girls enjoy spending time with each other and are very bonded.

Want to find more out about any of these children? Here is the information below!!

IAN's Waiting Children Info
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Information about Tigray

Location: northern part of Ethiopia
Capital: Mekele

Canyon west of Adigrat in northern Tigray
President: Ato Tsegaye Berhe
Area: 80,000 square k.m
Topography: 600-3000 meters above sea level
Climate: Hot and mild
Population: 3,901,000
Working language: Tigrigna
Distance from Addis Ababa to Mekele: 783 k.m
(the following was found on

Tigray, also spelled Tegray, Tigrai, or Tigre, historical region, northern Ethiopia. Its western part rises in high-plateau country where elevations generally range between 5,000 and 11,000 feet (1,500 and 3,300 metres).

The region is drained by the Tekeze and Gash (Mareb) rivers. To the east lies the Denakil Plain, including the Kobar Sink (some 380 feet [116 metres] below sea level).

Tigray contains the core of the ancient Aksumite kingdom and the historic settlements of Aksum, the kingdom’s capital; Yeha, a ruined town of great antiquity; and Adwa, the site of a battle in 1896 in which the Italian invading force was defeated.

Although vegetation is sparse, most of Tigray’s population is engaged in agriculture (cereals, legumes, coffee, and cotton) and stock raising. Hides and skins are important exports. Salt and potash from desert deposits are also exported.

The region, which has long been home to the Tigray people, also supports the Raya, Azebo, Afar, and Agew peoples.

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