My neighbour rented out my home for 20yrs, saved the money - Eritrean woman

My neighbour rented out my home for 20yrs, saved the money - Eritrean woman

- Megebe Temesgen, an Eritrean, and Shasitu Nigusse, an Ethiopian, are two perfect neighbours from heaven

- During the border war that broke out between both countries, Megebe had to abandon her home in Ethiopia and flee

- In her absence for 20 years, Shasitu rented out her neighbour's house and kept the money for her until she returned

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True neighbours are like family. During the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea 20 years ago, many lost their homes.

Megebe Temesgen had to leave her home and friends behind because she was Eritrean in Ethiopia.

Her neighbour, Shasitu Nigusse, had to help her look after the home and everything she had in it.

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During Megebe's absence, Shasitu rented out the apartment and kept the money for her for two decades.

When her neighbour got back, she gave her the 20-year rent. Photo source: BBC News

When her neighbour got back, she gave her the 20-year rent. Photo source: BBC News
Source: UGC

Whenever local administration officers came around to make enquiries about the house, she always stood in for her.

Megede was only able to return to her home in Ethiopia 20 years after peace had been restored and the borders were reopened.

In an interview with the BBC, the Eritrean said she was deeply moved by her neighbour's kind act.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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