The majority of Ethiopians live off the land – mostly from hand to mouth. The existing arable land has long since become insufficient for all. There is a lack of income alternatives apart from farming. Many of those who have no opportunity to improve their standard of living feel compelled to leave their homeland.
Through its work Menschen für Menschen creates opportunities for development and helps the rural population to secure their livelihood. Handicraft courses and microcredits give many families a new start in life with an additional income and stabilize their existence.