Seble is 7 years old and in the 1st grade. Her favorite subject in school is Amharic Language. She loves to play soccer. When she grows up, she wants to be a doctor. Seble lives with her mom, two brothers and one sister. Her dad passed away. Her mother bakes bread and sells it to their neighbors as a source of income. She makes very little with this business and their large family often goes hungry, sometimes not eating for a day.
Tesfanesh is 8 years old and is in the 1st grade Bobicho School. Her favorite subject in school is Math. She likes eating enjera and watching athletics. She wants to become a teacher.
Mitikie is 10 years old and in the 2nd grade at Harotesa Primary School. She likes to jump rope and she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Mitikie's father passed away and her mother is a potter. This profession earns a very low income in Ethiopia, so Mitikie often goes without food.
Sam’s Southern Pound Cakes began with the passion of a young girl who loved to bake. Sam’s vanilla pound cake was always enjoyed by every person that tried it. When Sam was trying to figure out a way to help pay for her expensive dance competition fees, she decided that she could bake and sell her pound cake. Little did she know how her fundraiser would explode with customer orders. They all raved over the delicious taste and incredible texture of her cake.
Sam quickly decided to expand and offer different flavors each month and again customers fell in love with all the different pound cakes. The fundraiser begin to grow bigger than expected and the demand for Sam’s cakes was more than she alone could handle. Sam’s mother, Alicia got involved and helped Sam with perfecting every recipe and streamlining her processes so that they could officially launch a business.
Sam and her mother baked hundreds of cakes in a few short months and officially launched Sam’s Southern Pound Cakes n December 2018. It was established and founded on pure southern homemade goodness and every cake is made from scratch using all natural and fresh products. You cannot buy a cake like Sam’s cakes in stores anywhere.
Sam also wanted to find a way to give back and decided to sponsor Seble with The Hosanna Project in August of 2018. With just selling two cakes a month, Sam was able to provide an 8- year-old girl with one meal a day and pay her school fees. Sam has seen first hand how she can make a difference and have a huge impact on another person’s life. Sam’s Southern Pound Cakes has since sponsored two more children with The Hosannah Project and it is the mission of our business to provide the best pound cake to our customers so we can help feed impoverished children in Ethiopia.