A face-to-face interview with Hiwot, an Ethiopian living in the United States.
I conducted a face-to-face interview with Hiwot at her home on May 20, 2010. I choose her because I have known her for a little over five years and knew little about her as far as her life in Ethiopia.Hiwot Klausing was born and raised in Ethiopia, Africa she moved to the United States and resides in Lima , Ohio. She is a mother of three children who all live in the United States. She moved to the U.S. to be with her husband.
In Ethiopia men and women can both work, but the women are responsible to do all of the house work the men do not contribute to any of the house chores. When a women gives birth to a child she is not permitted to leave the house for forty days after the birth.On the fortieth day if the child is a boy he is then baptize, if the child is a girl she gets baptized on the eightieth day.
Enjera Bread they use to put their food on. They set this in the center of the table and they all eat off of the same dish.
Hiwot is wearing the a scarf that the Ethiopian women wear to cover their heads.
This is a shirt that is worn in Ethiopia.
This is a coffee pot that the Ethiopians use to make home made coffee. The person making the coffee sits on the floor and makes it and then serves it to the others.
A banner from Ethiopia that has a picture of a three churches. The top one is Axum and the middle one is Eritrea.
This was a great experience for me I was able to learn a lot of great information about Hiwot’s culture. I learned about the difficulties they faced when they moved to the U.S. and the different things that they had to adjust to like the calendar and the difference in the years.