Ethiopia

is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa, and the second-largest populated country in Africa. Ethiopia is divided in to nine regions, and Glimmer works to transform villages in the four most populated regions.

Amhara

Amhara is located in the northwestern part of Ethiopia. It is home to Lake Tana, Ethiopia's largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile. 85% of the region's population is engaged in agriculture.

Bahir Dar

Oromia

Oromia is located in south-central Ethiopia and dominated by highlands. Farmers here produce 50% of the coffee in Ethiopia. With 26.5 million residents, it is by far the most populated region.

Finfinnee

Southern

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (often shortened SNNP or Southern) is home to more than 45 indigenous ethnic groups. Farmers in this lush, green region in southern Ethiopia produce 44% of the country's coffee.

Awasa

Tigray

Tigray is located in the northern part of Ethiopia, where the population is most dense. The region has been plagued by a severe drought for the last several years, posing a substantial challenge to residents, 83% of whom are farmers.

Mekele
Amhara

Amhara is located in the northwestern part of Ethiopia. It is home to Lake Tana, Ethiopia's largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile. 85% of the region's population is engaged in agriculture.

Oromia

Oromia is located in south-central Ethiopia and dominated by highlands. Farmers here produce 50% of the coffee in Ethiopia. With 26.5 million residents, it is by far the most populated region.

Southern

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (often shortened SNNP or Southern) is home to more than 45 indigenous ethnic groups. Farmers in this lush, green region in southern Ethiopia produce 44% of the country's coffee.

Tigray

Tigray is located in the northern part of Ethiopia, where the population is most dense. The region has been plagued by a severe drought for the last several years, posing a substantial challenge to residents, 83% of whom are farmers.

Quick Facts

Population:
17.2
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
59,733
Square Miles
( roughly the size of Georgia )
Capital City:

Bahir Dar

Quick Facts

Population:
26.9
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
109,086
Square Miles
( twice the size of Nevada )
Capital City:

Finfinne

Quick Facts

Population:
14.9
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
40,883
Square Miles
( roughly the size of Kentucky )
Capital City:

Awassa

Quick Facts

Population:
4.3
Million
( 2007 census)
Area:
15,988
Square Miles
( roughly half the size of South Carolina )
Capital City:

Mekele

Amhara Villages


This bustling little town has a main street, a muddy river and many little houses turned sociably towards each other.
Villagers here are nationally famous for their musical mastery. When they aren’t working their fields, the people of Burbax are playing instruments, singing, and dancing.
A rugged but bright farming community scattered across the Ethiopian Highlands, the people of Girargie spend their days herding animals and tending rocky fields.
The Villages of Gondar are made up of 10 farming communities nestled near the shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile.

Oromia Villages


Rivers and streams wind through Shoa’s plains, bringing farming resources as well as waterlogging challenges to its 50,000 plus residents.

Southern Villages


Settled deep in the green, rolling hills of southern Ethiopia, Dube Bute is a vibrant, rural community of more than 4,200 people.
Set amongst the green fields of the Southern Region, the people of this farming community spend their days driving cows and plowing land.
This isolated town full of dusty dirt roads, livestock, small markets and mud hut “coffee shops” has grown to more than 10,000 inhabitants in just 10 years.

Tigray Villages


This remote village is sprawled over the desolate peaks of the Tigray region. Camels, donkeys and cattle wander throughout.
Miles from the nearest city and overlooking a deep valley, the people of Gonok persevere despite difficult terrain.
In the arid mountains of Tigray, the remote community of AdiKeyh is home to more than 22,000 people.