Sparking growth for 10K Ethiopian farmers, weavers

 
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Sparking growth for 10K Ethiopian farmers, weavers

Sparking growth for 10K Ethiopian farmers, weavers

Singling out thread

Singling out thread
Ethiopian weaver singling out threads across long stakes in the ground before weaving begins.

Rice Farmer Gathering

Rice Farmer Gathering
This group of rice farmers gathers to tell us their stories and challenges growing in the region.

Rice Farmer Family

Rice Farmer Family
This rice farmer family heading back to the farm after meeting with the team.

Preparing thread for weaving

Preparing thread for weaving
Ethiopian weavers preparing to dye bundles of thread. This thread will be used by the two men holding looms on the right.

Showing Ethiopian pride

Showing Ethiopian pride
An Ethiopian woman showcases a locally woven fabric from a weaver near the Arba Minch area.

Ethiopian Weavers

Ethiopian Weavers
These weavers are creating traditional material destined to be incorporated into a uniform for Ethiopian Airlines. These looms have not changed in design in thousands of years.

Threading

Threading
An Ethiopian weaver threading the shuttle that carries the thread horizontally across the vertical threads.

Female Rice Farmer

Female Rice Farmer
Asrese, one of the few female Ethiopian rice farmers, smiles among her growing crop.

Rice Dehusking

Rice Dehusking
This Ethiopian woman holds some rice that will be dehusked in preparation to sell.
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Project Leader

Linda Whitmore

Waterloo, ON Canada

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