A GLIMPSE INSIDE ETHIOPIA
- Ethiopia was the only African country to defeat a European colonial power in the 19th-century "Scramble for Africa" and maintain its independence.
- Coffee, which was discovered in Ethiopia, is the country's largest export and is an important part of Ethiopian culture.
- There are an estimated 760,000 people living with HIV in Ethiopia, and 900,000 orphans due to AIDS.
the capital city of Addis Ababa, many women are vulnerable because of poverty
and gender discrimination. As a result, Addis has developed a vast red light
district that is home to thousands of women seeking to earn an income for
themselves and their families through prostitution.
WHAT WE LOVE
Noonday community has a huge heart for the people of Ethiopia and the Artisans
who make ourproducts. Beginning
in 2012, Noonday partnered with an artisan business that creates opportunity for
women who are vulnerable because of poverty and injustice. The following year, we expanded our impact
in Ethiopia by partnering with an artisan business that provides holistic
support to women working in the red light district. Dignified jobs empower
these women to earn a reliable income and to begin new lives. Your purchases
aren't just helping vulnerable women overcome discrimination; they are
empowering women to keep their families together. Many women in our community
have adopted from Ethiopia and we love giving back through Adoption Trunk Shows
to help adoptive families bring their children home.