Ethiopia is fighting long odds, and winning, thanks to US

By Megan Dohert and Bill O’Keefe

Fourteen years ago, Mustefa Hafiz and 1,300 farmers in his village in Ethiopia could barely grow enough food to feed their families.

Today, Mustefa harvests over 30,000 pounds of potatoes and other crops each year. He also earns $9,700 in annual profit, enough to enroll his daughters in school and build a house equipped with a water pump and modern outhouse.

Thanks to the generosity of the American people, U.S. foreign aid has helped Mustefa and millions of Ethiopians work their way out of poverty.

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