Ethiopia - GGRF Changemaker

Ethiopia - GGRF Changemaker

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  • Varietal: 74110, 74112 & Heirloom
  • Location: Agaro, Jimma
  • Altitude: 2000masl
  • Process: Washed
  • Owner: Mustefa Abakeno
  • Organic

Cupping Notes

Extremely sweet cup; yellow peach, milk chocolate with a nice crisp green apple acidity and a honey aroma.

More Information

This lot has been chosen for the Girl Gotta Run Project to sponsor the scholarships for ten teenage girls in the area. One of the girls, Ayuntu is 15 years old and in grade 10. She lives with her mother in Bekoji, Ethiopia. Ayuntu’s favorite subjects in school are English and Biology. She hopes to be a doctor when she grows up. In her free time she likes to run with friends in her neighbourhood. Before Ayuntu joined the GGRF Athletic Scholarship Program, Ayuntu made a small amount of money to support their family by working as a daily labourer and making Tella, a traditional alcohol, for people that would commission her help. She could not afford the ingredients to make Tella or Injera (a traditional Ethiopian bread) to sell on her own in the market to make more money. Ayuntu explains how, “education for girls is very important. You get different knowledge and skills from school.

”After joining the GGRF Athletic Scholarship Program, Ayuntu has begun participating in the GGRF Mother’s Savings and Entrepreneurship group. Here she learned how to build a small business and has invested a micro-loan from the savings group to start an Injera and Tella business. As a result of this investment, she has been able to buy the ingredients to make Injera and Tella and has begun to make more money selling these products in the town market. Ayuntu's Mother explains how the GGRF Athletic Scholarship and her new business has helped to supplement what she needed to  attend school: “Before I worried about getting my daughter clothes and food, now I don’t have to stress as much. I can rest and relax my mind. No one was helping me before. Thank you for your help.”