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09 Oct 2014 description

Abroadeg is 23 years old and lives in Sheka in the southern region of Ethiopia with his wife and a three year old son. He gladly explains the benefit of modern beehives that allowed him to save his time and money.

01.10.2014 | Text: Belete Debre, Photo: Kjetil Østnor

09 Oct 2014 description

"Aloe-vera soap production is very effective and easy to manage" says one of the cooperative members, Ayika. Being organised in Aloe-vera soap producing cooperative has helped pastoralist Ayika Alma improve her family’s livelihood. As a pastoralist, her family’s livelihood depends on their livestock.

02.10.2014 | Text: Belete Debre, Photo: Kjetil Østnor.

07 Jul 2014 description

“Birhan self-help group (SHG) is breaking the traditional view of potters - a craft usually undertaken by a stigmatized mana ethnic group,” says Karbone Shanno in Ethiopia.

Tigist Getahun

Birhan Self-Help Group (SHG) is one of 60 SHGs established since 2012 by Norwegian People’s Aid partner organisation Save Lives (SL) in Sawla town and Demba Gofa District, South Nation Nationality People Region, 475 km south of Addis Ababa.

02 May 2014 description

“Self-defence training enabled me to show full hearted respect and love to my parents and the people I meet. Because of this behavioural change, in my house, my siblings started to follow me as their role model,” says Eyerusalem.

23.04.2014 | HIBIR and Tigist Getahun

02 May 2014 description

Making soap from the aloe vera plant has allowed pastoralist Sago Berger to earn additional income to support his wife and children.

24.04.2014 | Action for Development and Belete Debre

02 May 2014 description

When Darmi Satu’s husband left her and their six children without the means to support themselves, she joined an initiative to generate income from scent wood.

25.04.2014 | SOS Sahel and Belete Debre

The 45-year-old from Yabello Cholksa Pastoralist Association, in the south of Ethiopia admits that when her husband first left for Kenya seeking what she describes as a ‘better life’ she would ‘just wait for him to come back, but this attitude soon changed.’

24 Jan 2011 description

"My uncle locked me inside his compound and prohibited me from going to school. Though it was late, I managed to escape and reached Addis Ababa", says "Emita".

"Thanks to AWSD Safe House and the training I obtained there, I now live a better life by selling k'ollo (toasted grains) to customers".

"Emita" is a 22 year old woman, born in a small village around Jirru town. When she was a little girl she was brought to Jirru to be raised by her uncle, but things didn't turn out well.

15 Apr 2009 description

By Tormod Nuland

On April 2nd 2009, the Ethiopian Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced that the country had completed their destruction of stockpiled Anti-Personnel Mines, two months before the Global June 1st deadline.

Ethiopia has signed the Ottawa Convention banning Anti-Personnel Mines(APs).