USAID ETHIOPIA - Aberu’s savings plan

DP / EDITING / PHOTOS: Thomas Cristofoletti

PRODUCTION: Nicky Corbett - Troy Beckman / USAID

MUSIC: Ernesto Paredano

In December 2018 I travelled to Ethiopia and documented the life of Aberu Mamo.

With USAID's support, villages like Aberu's are becoming more resilient to recurring drought, helping break the cycle of crisis and reduce the need for emergency food aid.

Through the Feed the Future GRAD project, USAID trained farmers like Aberu to diversify income, leverage loans and increase savings. "The money saved can be used to pass the worst time," Aberu says.