The tragedy of the Ethiopia landslide on March 11, 2017 shows a poignant, heart-wrenching way just how imperative dignified work is to ending garbage dump poverty.
Several of International Samaritan’s microenterprise projects in the Kore community are helping women move away from the dangerous work of the dump and into safer fields that they can feel proud of.
These women, who had previously been successful with a kale cooperative funded by a microloan from I.S., have recently started their own egg production cooperative. In just one and a half months they have already begun to turn a profit, earning the equivalent to hundreds of U.S. dollars, according to in-country coordinator Selam Terefe.
Currently, the cooperative is looking to purchase more chickens to grow the business and maintain its sustainability.