Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia invited women supported by SAA to the International Women’s Day Press Event
H.E. Ms. Ito Takako, Ambassador of the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia had visited SAA Regional and Ethiopia office on January 25, 2021. Following her visit, the women supported by SAA invited to attend the International Women's Day Press Event at the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia.
Ms. Jemberitu Megera, Chairperson of Edget Yebaltina Wutet Agro-Processing Cooperative and Ms. Nigiste Kasse, representative from Alen Tesfa Women Agro-processing Cooperative have participated on the press event held on 4th March 2021 at the Ambassador’s residence. Both participants availed themselves in the event and shared their business cases and experiences.
They explained how the support they obtained from SAA has changed their attitudes, build their skills and improved their livelihoods. H.E. Ms. Filsan Abdullahi, Minister of Women, Children and Youth has also attended the press event. The event has got media coverage on Ethiopian Television Amharic and English News.
Edget Yebaltina Wutet Agro-processing Cooperative
Edget Yebaltina Wutet Agro-processing Cooperative is located in Mojo town, Lume Woreda, East Shewa Zone, Oromia Region. It was established in 2006 with the support of SAA Core fund from the Nippon Foundation. Between September 2010- August 2013, SAA has also strengthened the cooperative through the fund received from JICA (WEP/JPP1) under the project titled “Enhancing self-sustainability of women agro-processing cooperatives in rural Ethiopia”. The cooperative is engaged in processing of cereals, legumes, pepper, spices and recipes development for preparing local drink ‘tella’. The cooperative has created job opportunity for 5 people (mill operator, shopkeeper, and guard) and the cooperative capital is estimated at Birr 5,000,000 (128,205 USD).
Alen Tesfa Women Agro-processing Cooperative
Alen Tesfa Women Agro-processing Cooperative is located in Enebi Chifar Kebele, Awabel Woreda, Amhara Region. It was established in 2012 with the support of SAA through the Core fund from the Nippon Foundation. The cooperative is engaged in processing of cereal, legume, pepper and other spices. The cooperative has created job opportunity for 3 people (mill operator, shopkeeper, and guard) and the cooperative capital is estimated at Birr 1,500,000 (38,461 USD).
Authored by Dr. Fentahun Mengistu and Ms. Aberash Tsehay (Ethiopia Office)