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September 14, 2018

Azmera is a second grade student who used to struggle to read.  Her lack of confidence in her reading skills made her shy and reluctant to participate in reading lessons. Things changed when Azmera and her fellow classmates received reading books in their native Wolayttattoo language, thanks to USAID’s Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed (READ) Community Outreach program.

August 17, 2018

In Ethiopia, USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth (Potential) activity is helping the Ministry of Youth convert 28 of the country’s nearly 2,000 youth centers into Youth Economic Strengthening (YES) centers, model employment and entrepreneurship centers. Every day, hundreds of youth come to these centers to access for the first time in their lives transferable life skills and entrepreneurship training, group and individual coaching, career guidance, job placement services, and market data. 

October 16, 2017

I’m very honored and excited to take part in launching not one, but four USAID activities in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan. These new awards will improve primary health care services in both agrarian and pastoral regions and will expand access to safe water and sanitation.

USAID Mission Director Leslie Reed and Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Fekadu Beyene with USAID grantees and CNFA’s Marc Steen
June 20, 2017

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will have access to reliable buyers, and tens of thousands of consumers will gain access to formally processed dairy and meat products.

USAID Representative Sophia Brewer and the mayor of Hawassa uncover a plaque for the new Finchawa Health Center.
May 26, 2017

In a ceremony today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the newly-constructed health center to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional (SNNPR) Health Bureau. The facility will serve more than 25,000 people in Finchawa and surrounding areas.

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