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  • Be The Change Be The Change

    Be The Change

    It's safe to say my trip to Ethiopia changed my life forever and enriched my life in ways I could never anticipate. I think my experiences there opened my eyes...

    Be The Change

  • Happy Birthday/New Year Happy Birthday/New Year

    Happy Birthday/New Year

    By chance we happened to be in Ethiopia on the Ethiopian New Year, which also coincidentally happened to be my birthday! How crazy is that?...

    Happy Birthday/New Year

  • What Donation Dollars Look Like What Donation Dollars Look Like

    What Donation Dollars Look Like

    They say seeing is believing. One of the focuses of our trip to Ethiopia was to show Canadians where their donation dollars were being spent...

    What Donation Dollars Look Like

  • Girl Power Girl Power

    Girl Power

    I was a little shocked that it actually rained several times on our visit to Ethiopia. However, as we discussed with Rosemary, the rains had come too late and were not nearly heavy enough...

    Girl Power

  • Falling in Love with Ethiopia: The Arsi Zone Falling in Love with Ethiopia: The Arsi Zone

    Falling in Love with Ethiopia: The Arsi Zone

    We traveled south from Addis Ababa to an even more remote region called the Arsi Zone. The landscape became rocky and hilly yet still green...

    Falling in Love with Ethiopia: The Arsi Zone

  • The Green Drought The Green Drought

    The Green Drought

    I saw a lot of beautiful scenery through the car window as we travelled South of Addis Ababa to the Shebedino District with the Plan team. As the landscape changed it became more green and lush...

    The Green Drought

  • The Feeding Centers The Feeding Centers

    The Feeding Centers

    The more I learned, the more I began to think of Ethiopia as worse for company, like a good guy in a bad neighborhood. The fact is East Africa continues to be in a state of emergency...

    The Feeding Centers

  • Asking Questions Asking Questions

    Asking Questions

    During our drive Rosemary explained how she achieved her current position at Plan and described her first trip to Africa 20 years ago. She left her position as a lawyer...

    Asking Questions

  • On The Road On The Road

    On The Road

    Did I mention I'm the worst flyer I've ever met? The irony is I travel as much as I can and usually prefer destinations located across oceans. This generally means for me travel is basically...

    On The Road

  • African Daydreams African Daydreams

    African Daydreams

    With all of this on my mind I began to ask myself a lot of questions. The leading question was a simple but very important one: why does this keep happening?

    African Daydreams

  • Welcome to Ethiopia Welcome to Ethiopia

    Welcome to Ethiopia

    This past September I was invited to bring a very small crew to Ethiopia to create a documentary on the East African Drought Crisis happening in the Horn of Africa, specifically in Ethiopia.

    Welcome to Ethiopia

Sarah In Ethiophia

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    Sarah In Ethiopia Clip 1 of 3

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    Sarah In Ethiopia Clip 2 of 3

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    Sarah In Ethiopia Clip 3 of 3

Bonus Clips

  • Read Post Ethiopian New Year (Bonus Clip)

    Ethiopian New Year

  • Read Post Sarah Tries Yogurt (Bonus Clip)

    Sarah Tries Yogurt

About

The drought crisis in East Africa has caused wide-spread hunger across the Horn of Africa. Parts of Ethiopia are experiencing a green drought, a confusing and deceiving emergency. Sarah Taylor travels to the region and learns of the strength of the human spirit through stories of hope from the people she meets.

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