In April 2014 I went to Ethiopia on a Habitat for Humanity build. We spent 10 days is Addis Ababa working on a sanitation project in one of the many slum areas. See Habitat photos. Following the Habitat build I did a tour of north-western Ethiopia with two other members of the team. We visited Lalibela, Gondar and Bahir Dar. Rural Ethiopia.
On our trips to Debre Birhan to visit a major Habitat for Humanity Project and on our R&R trip to Wenchi Crater Lake and Weliso we passed through hundreds of kilometers of country side and saw many villages and farms. . More than 80% of Ethiopia’s populations in considered rural and most poor families (75%) share their sleeping quarters with livestock, and 40% of children sleep on the floor. The average family size is six or seven, living in a 30-square-meter mud and thatch hut, with less than two hectares of land to cultivate.
These photos show some of that country side and the people.