This book, by a retired businessman, describes life today in the poorest parts of Ethiopia, a Country known to most only by images of poverty and the appeals for help, commencing with Live Aid in the nineteen eighties.
It shows how peoples' lives have been transformed by relatively small donations from individuals and Governments in the West. By following the work of local partners of the Aid Agency CAFOD it describes the way in which the provision of water and education has released the inherent determination and innovation of rural Ethiopians, thus empowering them to make much more of their lives for the benefit of their families and the community at large.
The book describes how our donations flow to their ultimate beneficiaries. It paints a picture of life in a world very different from our own but which, in many ways, we could have much to learn from.
It is an essential read for all who have wondered about giving to charity. It is also an ideal adjunct to the various guide books for those wanting to learn more about a Country that in reality is stunningly beautiful and populated by people who simply want to be able to make the best of their lives.