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Hadas, 38, is a farmer and single mother of two from Raya in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Apart from cultivating her small plot of land, she runs a small shop selling articles of daily use. Her once-remote neighbourhood, Tahtaywargah, now has a concrete road running through it. She hopes that this will make farming and shopkeeping much more convenient than it has been, help her earn more and improve her standard of living.   Hadas was one of the millions who fell victim to the 1983-85 famine in Ethiopia. She was but... »»

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