Although Ethiopia has achieved impressive economic growth in the past decade, the country remains one of the poorest in the world where more than 27% of the population lives below the international poverty line of 1.9 USD per day per capita. A very significant proportion of the population lives with shortage of the basic necessities such as food, medication, and water. Over 80% of the population lives in rural areas, where very backward form of subsistence agriculture is practiced. The country has a youthful population with 73% under the age of 29 years and with a very high youth unemployment rate.
Looking Back, Planting with Joy: GTF and its Relentless Tree Planting Pursuits ‘Trees, trees and more trees…” declares the phrase on the Gudina Tumsa Foundation’s (GTF) Information Bulletin April 2005 edition. ‘A Tree in the Desert. A Karayu Women’s Initiative’ chimes in another phrase, proudly stamped on locally made bag. These captivating mottos were only a handful of […]Read More
The Gudina Tumsa Foundation (GTF) has officially launched its children and women focused project entitled “Bishoftu Integrated Children and Women Empowerment Project (BICWEP) at Pyramid Hotels and Resorts in Bishoftu. The official launching event which was delayed due to the unfavorable developments in the country brought together leaders from kebele administration and representatives from all […]Read More