Salambo in Addis

Salambo discovering Ethiopia

Women in Addis (V): Amakeletch and La Parisienne pastry shop

Amakeletch Teferi is another woman entrepreneur who runs a successful business in Addis.  Initially trained as an agronomist, she set up the chain of café-bakeries La Parisienne a with her family 15 … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Women of Addis (IV): Bethlehem and her soleRebels organic shoes

Everybody in Addis is wearing soleRebels shoes or sandals, the fair trade shoes developed a few years ago by young woman entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. At just 32, she is … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Women of Addis (III): Mitslal and her ECOPIA jam and soap

I met Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie for the first time last year in the café at the Hilton. At the time, she was moving back permanently to Ethiopia after many years living … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Women of Addis (II): Hiruth Gougsa’s MELA label

Inspired by the Alene sisters, Hiruth Gougsa set up her own business making handbags made in Ethiopia, which she sells in her attractive ethnic store in the Bole area. For … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Women of Addis (I): the Alene sisters at St George’s gallery

As I am getting to know Addis and its people better, I was struck by how dynamic and entrepreneurial Ethiopian women are. Some of the most successful medium size niche … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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