A man from Awra Amba plows the land adjoining the village.

A man from Awra Amba plows the land adjoining the village.

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Gino Kleisen

Zumra Nuru, the founder and leader of Awra Amba.

Zumra Nuru, the founder and leader of Awra Amba.

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Gino Kleisen

A man from Awra Amba plows the land adjoining the village.

A man from Awra Amba plows the land adjoining the village.

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Gino Kleisen

Children attend kindergarten in Awra Amba.

Children attend kindergarten in Awra Amba.

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Gino Kleisen

A man and woman outside Awra Amba's senior center. The village cares for its elderly collectively, an unusual practice in Ethiopia.

A man and woman outside Awra Amba's senior center. The village cares for its elderly collectively, an unusual practice in Ethiopia.

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Gino Kleisen

Awra Amba’s public library lends out books in Amharic, English, and French.

Awra Amba’s public library lends out books in Amharic, English, and French.

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Gino Kleisen

A woman at Awra Amba’s weaving factory.

A woman at Awra Amba’s weaving factory.

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Gino Kleisen

A man doing what is traditionally considered women's work: spinning.

A man doing what is traditionally considered women's work: spinning.

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Gino Kleisen

A woman tends to her chickens in Awra Amba.

A woman tends to her chickens in Awra Amba.

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Gino Kleisen

A young boy in Awra Amba. Unlike in most of Ethiopia, children here work only a few hours a day, leaving more time for education and recreation.

A young boy in Awra Amba. Unlike in most of Ethiopia, children here work only a few hours a day, leaving more time for education and recreation.

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Gino Kleisen

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