In Ethiopia, women are much underrepresented in the economic sphere and lagging behind men in almost all indicators of wellbeing. Especially youth and women find it difficult to find fulltime-employment.

45 Meseret Teshome works 45 hours during the week at Solagrow, her husband mainly works on the rented farming land.

Br700 is Meseret’s current net income (ca. €30), which gradually increased from a starting salary of Br490 per month. Ethiopia’s purchasing power parity per capita - the ability of each citizen to buy goods - is 69th in the world – the Netherlands is 20th out of 176 countries. 

Source: Worldbank

of her three children (aged 8, 7 and 5 years old) can go to school thanks to her income.