Charity Fundraising at Sheraton Addis Raised 1 Million Birr For One Dress


Recently the most trending news on social media was the selling of a dress for one million Birr. The story has been twisted by some medias as being too luxurious without giving the whole picture behind the story.

Last  Friday, March 3 Super Model Anna Getaneh hosted a fashion show event at Sheraton Addis with the aim of raising a fund for her Ethiopian Children’s Fund initiative. Her initiative runs a  school that is located in Aleleltu, Oromia hosting more than 600 students from elementary to preparatory level.

During the fundraising night, the most talked about event was the auctioning of a dress that ended up raising 1 million birr. Even though the identity of the auctioneer remained anonymous during the night Ethiopika Link a radio program revealed the person behind the buying was Ethiopian-born Saudi-born Billionaire Sheik Mohammed Al Amoudi.


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