Working for Himself

Didi Hara Village, Ethiopia


Guyo is a 36-year-old man living in Dida Hara Village. He is married and has two children. As an Agriculture Group member, he is working hard in the group. Besides the group farm, Guyo started his own farm in the compound. From the last harvest, he earned 9,000 birr (about $300), which has encouraged him to start his own farm on his compound. Before he joined the group, he was trying to do business, but he was not successful. Life was a struggle for Guyo. Now he is very encouraged and plans to get even more income from his new private farm.