Words matter. These are the best Liya Kebede Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I am always touched when friends make contributions to my foundation on my behalf.
When I see Lemlem walking around New York City, it’s just mind-boggling, because I know it came from this one man sitting and weaving this little product.
It’s always a tricky thing, trying to make aid sustainable.
When a woman has her first child in places like Africa, they’re really young. They can be 12, 13,14, so their frames are really small, and they’re usually malnourished.
For my wardrobe, I like to invest in classic pieces and pair them with more trendy new pieces and accessories each season.
When countries commit to protecting vulnerable lives, they should receive support from those who can provide it in order to make their programs a success.
Take good care of your skin and hydrate. If you have good skin, everything else will fall into place.
First I became U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for WHO, and that was in 2005. And then, about a year or so later, I decided to start my foundation.
There’s a saying in Africa: ‘To find out you are pregnant is to have one foot in the grave.’
While I was pregnant, I had dozens of checkups. They covered everything from blood tests to ultrasounds, and I even had the option of attending birthing classes with my husband.
What I love most about Mother’s Day is that I am acknowledged and honored for being a mother.
Traveling around Ethiopia, I saw dozens of abandoned textile factories. People kept asking me to help them find work. So I thought I could make use of my experience in fashion to commercialize their products outside of Ethiopia.
I don’t listen to people who say my dreams are impossible; I just work to prove them wrong.
I actually started modeling in Ethiopia, because that’s where I grew up, and I started out by just doing little fashion shows for school, and I liked it so much that I started pursuing it.
Doing designs on a loom takes a lot of talent and experience, and, trust me, I won’t be able to do that.
Miriam Were has made outstanding contributions to public health in the developing world. She brings basic medical services to women and children in East Africa.
We can’t end poverty if we fail to save the lives of our world’s mothers.
Children with healthy mothers are much more likely to survive childhood, attend school and live healthy, productive lives.
It’s very difficult to hand someone your whole life story to play, and you’ve never really met that person.
Creative new health strategies like micro-insurance for poor people or Kangaroo care for pre-term babies are transforming health outcomes in even the most low-resource settings. Dedication and innovation are transforming health care worldwide.
It is important for me that I represent a brand that reflects my personality.
I’m a mom. I’m from Ethiopia. I gave birth in the U.S. and had all the proper care available to me. If I had given birth in Ethiopia – I don’t know if I might have even survived it.
It’s not just Ethiopia, but Africa in general – most of the media concentrates on what’s not going well. But there is so much beauty there. When you go, it changes everything. It changes you, your life, and the way you see things. The challenge is changing the image of Africa that’s been anchored in people for years now.
No other health disparity is so stark; virtually every woman who dies giving birth lives in a poor country.
We should work to guarantee that there is a midwife or health worker by every woman’s side during childbirth.