Boge remembers well her days as a beggar, spending long days on the streets of Addis Ababa but often bringing home less than the equivalent of an American penny. Continue reading A New Life for Boge
Can social programs truly become self-sustaining? We are going to find out. In January, we launched a project to help 20 struggling self-help groups in western Ethiopia learn to multiply themselves with their own funding. Continue reading Expanded Self Help Group Launches
“Wholly sustainable social enterprises are a myth”, declared Alastair Wilson in 2017. When you work with people with less education in less desirable environments and pay higher costs than your competitors, it is harder to turn a profit. Continue reading Can Social Enterprises Be Self-Sustaining?
Welayita certainly doesn’t lack natural beauty. And yet the people remain desperately poor, many convinced that they cannot rise out of poverty without outside help. Pastor Getachew is on a mission to change that. Continue reading Sustainability: Western Propaganda or Realistic Hope?