Ethiopia : how pastoral women won their rights through microloans

Ethiopia : how pastoral women used microloans to win their rights

Amina and Absharo recount their daily struggle to win their rights in the inhospitable, patriarchal Somali region of Ethiopia. They describe how they used small microloans to buy tea and spaghetti to sell to truckers and refugees fleeing the conflict in Somalia. How at night they used to light fires for cooking and heating water and to be seen from a distance.  And how small income generation enterprise has enabled them to transform their own lives, their communities and the role played by women locally.