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Echo from Ethiopia Clemens von Ow

Ethiopia has about 80 million people. 80% live in the countryside in traditional round mud homes with grass roof and survive on subsistence farming. The starting wage for a civil servant (minimum wage) is Ethiopian Birr 300 per month which is €15 per month or €0.07 cent per hour. However everything is very cheap and money goes a long way.
Financially and with the cost of things here, it is a totally different planet to Europe. For Ethiopians all Europeans are walking banks. The minute they see you, it is a opportunity to ask for money. The UN survey estimates that it is the second poorest country in the world.

Read and see Clemens and Caroline's account:-

Newsletter No; 1

Newsletter No; 2

Newsletter No; 3

The simple reality is that most of the problems here are directly due to poverty or money.
So if you wish, please send me an email with details if you can help.
All of the funds raised will go directly to the partners which you can choose such as;

  • Direct food distribution for children or elderly.
  • Housing of the destitute elderly.
  • Income generating small business programs.
  • Health, HIV AIDS programs.

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