Building a Home

Harowayo Village, Ethiopia


Merga is a 39-year-old man residing in Harowayo Village. He is the group leader for the Income Generation Group. He received a loan from GHNI-Ethiopia and now has a very good shop in the village. Merga’s capital is growing to 15,000 birr (nearly $540). He has a great dream to grow.


Besides his shop, Merga is raising goats and his children are helping him by watching the goats after school. All his four children attend school. During a discussion with Merga, he said his first plan is to build a new house. His house now is very old and it does not have enough space for the whole family. He is collecting construction material and, according to his plan, the building will start in the next two months.