An early morning meeting for VSLA members
As we welcome the new year, we wanted to thank you for your continued support of our EDGET (Ethiopians Driving Growth through Entrepreneurship and Trade) project. Because of you, we look forward with renewed hope to farmers and weavers discovering new ways to raise their incomes, improve their business and, most importantly, save for their families’ futures!
Stories from the field
Emma Harris, one of our interns in Ethiopia, recently visited some of our clients to see how their lives have been impacted by the project. Read her blog post, The Power of Microfinance, to discover the latest successes EDGET clients have experienced thanks to your gift…
- Learn how women like Egowetet are using their membership in a rice cooperative to improve their families’ livelihood
- Meet Belay, who is providing women rice farmers with access to tools to improve their product and storage facilities to maximize their profits
- Understand how members of village savings and loans associations (VSLAs) work together to save and support each other to achieve their business dreams
Your gift is changing lives of not only Ethiopian entrepreneurs but also their families! On behalf of the 10,000 farmers and weavers like Egowetet and Belay, thank you. With your help, they are beginning to successfully participate in and boost Ethiopia’s economy.
If you’d like more information, visit our website – www.meda.org – or email us at email@example.com. To renew your support, just call us at 1-800-665-7026, or go to www.weavingrowth.com
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You’ve made a big difference in the lives of Ethiopian entrepreneurs wanting to create better livelihoods for their families and make positive change in their communities. We are so thankful to you for continued support in 2014 as, together, we continue to create business solutions to poverty around the world!
Egowetet outside of the women's rice cooperative
Belay and his son
Emma joins meeting of the VSLA, Addis Alem
Comparing the quality vs. non-quality rice grain
Emma having fun with the local children