Voices from the Village: A CARE Family Planning Project in Ethiopia

With more than 3,000 years of history, Ethiopia is uniquely situated at the crossroads between the Middle East and Africa. Having maintained independence, even during the colonial period, Ethiopia is culturally, linguistically, and environmentally rich and unique. However, after decades of ongoing political upheaval and social unrest, Ethiopia today is mostly dry and barren, lacking sufficient sources of water and unable to produce enough food for its nearly 80 million inhabitants, most of whom live in extreme poverty.