It is a long-term view of how to lift
people out of poverty which goes beyond the distribution of aid and the
development of resources. The Alchemy World programmes empower people so that
they can escape dependency and change their circumstances through their own
Ethiopia is a poor country, of the total
population of some 83 million over 80% work on the land – mostly as subsistence
farmers. Despite everything you might
have heard hunger is not a particular problem, from time-to-time some areas
experience shortages but on the whole the land is green and fertile. However
outside the towns there is a lack of basic amenities – electricity, clean
water, transportation etc.
Ethiopia is not currently a good place to
do business. On the World Bank rankings
it lies 104th out of 183 on ‘Ease of Doing Business’. The Alchemy
World programme aims to help participants overcome these obstacles.
These web pages give detailed information
about the people who attend our training, the programmes we run, the cities,
towns and universities in which we operate and the things the participants go
on to do afterwards.
We hope you find it interesting, and that
you might be moved to make a donation towards this work.