Milena’s Story



Milena was a 28 years old girl of Ethiopian and Italian origins, with a great love for life and for those left mostly in need: the last ones, the poorest and forgotten ones.

Milena was a particularly special person.

Her will to help went beyond family and friends.

It was not possible to save Milena’s life, but now Milena, her history, her heart and her deep love continue to live each day through the Association founded in her name on March 19, 2001 from her family and a group of volunteer doctors.

The reach towards Ethiopia, to those who need it most, has been the most natural pathway.

The symbol of Milena’s love continues to grow day by day, step by step in her beloved homeland in the Horn of Africa, where the poverty level is often extreme.