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Apr 7, 2015

Adanechâs community of Zenebework is one of the poorest in Addis Ababa. And that is saying something. Most residents are migrants from poor rural areas, attracted to Ethiopiaâs rapidly growing capital city by better job prospects. The city dump is nearby and families scavenge for food and anything they can resell. HIV prevalence is among the highest in the country and a high proportion of children grow up in broken homes. Yet Adanech is upbeat. âLife is also changing in the community. Life can change if you are given the opportunity. People here have never been scared of hard work. From the moment they wake to the moment they sleep, people here are working. They just need the opportunity to work smarter.â

Yekokeb Berhan, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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