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Country infoEthiopia

Statistics:
Population: 91.73 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 410/year (2012)
Poverty rate *: 30% (2011)
Literacy rate: 39% (2009)
Human Development Index: 173th out of 187 countries (2012)

 

Ethiopia is the second most populated country in Sub–Saharan Africa and one of the world’s poorest countries. It is on track to achieve one of eight Millennium Development Goals. Economic growth has enabled positive trends in reducing poverty, in both urban and rural areas. The absolute poverty rate dropped from 46% in 1995 to 30% 2011. Over the past 20 years, primary school enrolment has quadrupled, child mortality has been halved and access to clean water has doubled. Good progress has also been made in the fight against malaria and HIV/AIDS. Its main challenge is to continue this progress.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Archived project
Community food security and nutrition
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR)

 

The project aimed to strengthen the food security of 378 farming households, in the Dibate district, by favouring the participation of women, a particularly vulnerable population.

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Training for podoconiosis patients
The Mossy Foot Treatment and Prevention Association (MFTPA)

 

The originality of the project was its concern with the rehabilitation of patients who had been successfully treated for podoconiosis. 

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Shoes for podoconiosis patients
The Mossy Foot Treatment and Prevention Association (MFTPA)

 

The prevention and treatment of podoconiosis in Ethiopia is complimented by the production of large sized shoes, specially adapted to patients.

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Vocational training and microcredit loans for podoconiosis patients
The Mossy Foot Treatment and Prevention Association (MFTPA)

 

The project aimed to provide microcredit loans to 150 women selected from 14 mossy foot clinics, assisting them in creating income-generating activities in order to become financially independent and self-sufficient.

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Fighting malaria
African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)

 

The project aimed to ensure that nomadic populations had access to accurate knowledge about and greater awareness of malaria, as well as equipping them with the means to both prevent and treat the disease. 

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