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Food security: How self-help groups have been improving livelihoods and transforming lives in Ethiopia

A case study of how thousands are together lifting themselves out of poverty

2010 Available in English

Some years, Ethiopia produces enough food to feed its population. But often, other factors - such as drought, soil erosion, poverty, lack of access to education and poor infrastructure - have held up this progress and have contributed to food insecurity and limited the livelihood opportunities of the Ethiopian people.

This case study shares how training by a Tearfund partner church inspired the formation of self-help groups across several villages, which have allowed participants of all faiths to save money together and use it to invest in things that have improved food security.

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