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Ethiopia Angel Trip 1: Overview and Photos

By Laura Davis | Wed Feb 29 2012
The Ethiopia Angel Trip 1 (ETAT 1) is underway. From February 26 to March 4, 2012 a group of five angel investors from around the United States are with the RENEW team visiting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ethiopia. So far the ETAT 1 group has visited with six entrepreneurs (seen or learned about more than 15 potential investments), toured the city, visited the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange, eaten at several local establishments (injera anyone?) and enjoyed too many macchiatos to count. Here are some photos of several of the businesses the group has visited. More photos coming soon...
Housing Project
Project Overview:
On the outskirts of Addis Ababa, this project meets a growing need for housing among returning Diaspora, expatriates and local Ethiopians. The project includes plans for the first 18-hole golf course in Ethiopia, shopping, a school, a medical facility and more.
Medical Diagnostic Facility
Project Overview:
Providing diagnostic medical services since 2009, this 24-hour clinic continues to add service offerings for patients and doctors in Addis Ababa. The clinic currently provides computed tomography (CT) scans, digital X-ray, ultrasound, laboratory diagnostics and several other services.
Sustainable Farm
Project Overview:
This 20 hectare farm outside of Addis offers small vegetables to several European markets and fresh tilapia to the Ethiopian market. Additionally, chickpea trials are underway to improve the production potential of Ethiopian small holder farmers.
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