Bringing A Change In My Parents Villages
I was born in the capital of Ethiopia. Addis is also a capital of Africa. As we live in the city which is a home for AU, UN for Africa, Economic Commision for Africa, …etc.
The internet in this city is terrible. We are having a rainy days last week and now, network is a problem in the area I’m staying. Some big organizations have bought their own fast internet and use it as much as they want. When mobile Internet was blocked around Addis Ababa and some surrounding city, the people in other sities were enjoying it the fullest.
I don’t know anything at my father’s village, it’s 800 kilo meters away from my city. But my Mom’s mother (my grandmother’s place) is very close and I went there so many times. It’s around 50 km away from us. They got or bought electricity the other day. But, it’s on and off. The day I visited there with WP Ambassador and African lead, the power was not there.
I saw two mobile phones on two girl’s hands from the crowd. They only use to call their relatives in Addis Ababa and recieve calls from abroad. Their knowledge about digital tools is very little. I want to introduce the village girls and women with the technology.
Women in the village do farming, taking care of the family, bringing up children while they struggle with life. There is no one who is paying awesomely for his family like the village women. Preparing fire wood, fetching water, milking the cow, cooking for the family, making cheese and butter, selling it in the market, earning little money to buy salt, kerosene for light and cooking oil. The man go to farm, and he do it with the help of his wife. He sit and eat, and attend some special event as a respected person. His wife, who carry the 90 % of the work load is kept in the house. She is too small to be invited to…
I want to change this from the city to the village. All Ethiopian women are doing all the house chores in the cities or in the village. If she is a doctor, professor or a minister, she’s the maid in her house. May be there are exceptional, they count to 0.00000001 % of the population.
I start a group IT”S POSSIBLE on my FB. I ‘ll be writing blogs that will change the young generation. We grew up with teachers who told us we can do only limited things. But the books thought me, I CAN BE A WOMAN I WANT TO BE. I’m close to my goals, I want to change many youth’s lives.
My hand made leather production “ MULITTI”S” hired 7 women , I want to hire more women to work for me from wherever they are. I’ve hired to women already next to my office. She produced for me a hand embroidered material from recycle plastic tread. I finished it with leather flap, strap and more decorations. I have never sold one yet, to avoid copy cats. Once I hit the market, they can do what they want. This bag can be made easily. I sent the threads to many women and I’ve one lady to collect and deliver it to my office.
I will use social medias, radio and TV programs to speak openly. I was invited by three radio channels before, some invitations from TV programe, I rejected before. I will use those invitations to change women's lives.
I have heard that, the people in my Dad's village are very civilized and active with very open minds. I will go and introduce the new tools which I learn about them recently.
I’m planning to promote as many women as I can.
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