Dama Enterprises

In 1997 Fekadu Haile, an Ethiopian entrepreneur, began a small business making furniture and metalwork in his home. He called it Dama. Ten years later, Dama Metal and Woodworking Enterprises operation has grown to 35 employees and two workshops, supplying furniture to homes, schools, and the government. But his entrepreneurial vision is far from satisfied. He wants to expand his business into products for the rural poor. 

The Rainmaker

Small plot farmers in Ethiopia currently place dried ears of corn underneath a sack and beat it repeatedly with a stick to remove kernels from the cob—a backbreaking, exhausting process which breaks many kernels, the

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