On Saturday evening at The Prairie Cafe in Middleton, Wisconsin over 100 people gathered to support Roots Ethiopia’s commitment to job creation in Ethiopia. Artful Giving included art created by women in support of women. Proceeds from the event benefited our IGA Program which currently provides market jobs to over 200 people in rural Ethiopia! The evening was an … Continue reading A Connected Community Supports Job Creation in Ethiopia
Each year we run a campaign that adds 30 new small businesses to our IGA (Income-Generating Activity) Program in rural Ethiopia. Over the next 4 weeks, we plan to add 30 new businesses in 30 days. We believe that putting these businesses into action will enable 30 Ethiopian families to end their own poverty. Roots … Continue reading Join Roots Ethiopia to Create 30 Businesses in 30 Days!
Would you believe that coffee can make a difference? Because of you, Tsehainesh’s coffee shop is flourishing. Just 3 months ago Tsehainesh did not have work. Living in a rented room with her husband, she was home caring for her tiny daughter while her husband searched for day labor work in Hosanna, Ethiopia. Tsehainesh was … Continue reading Did you know coffee can change a life?
Almaz is a single mom. She and her 4 children were suffering from lack of opportunity. She struggled to support herself and her children. Almaz yearned for self-reliance, but could not access any resources to purchase necessary materials for market work. Roots Ethiopia shared resources and skills with Almaz. She wrote her business plan with the help … Continue reading Almaz: A plan for success
Zena has a beaming smile, and she has a lot to smile about! She is an inspiration, and this is why! Zena has turned a small business grant through our IGA program into a stellar success. She represents the best part of the work of Roots Ethiopia’s IGA grant program. Our organization holds a campaign … Continue reading Zena’s Story: An IGA Inspiration
One of our micro-grant recipients is a hardworking father. Illness, hard economic times, and consecutive difficult growing seasons nearly brought ruin to his family. Roots Ethiopia provided him with an income generating grant and he immediately got to work. During a team field visit, we met him in the Doyogena Livestock Market selling livestock. He shared the details … Continue reading Livestock IGA Changes Lives