Ethiopia has made a lot of encouraging progress in recent years, but despite two decades of economic growth, its economy is still struggling. The nation has one of the world's lowest GDPs per capita, and many Ethiopians still rely on subsistence farming. 29-year old tech entrepreneur Selam Wondim is up to the challenges facing her home country, however. And recent changes on Ethiopia's political horizon, including the election of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, have her feeling optimistic.
These days, young Ethiopians are looking more and more to technology–and it's not in search of the latest food delivery app. Where much of new technology in the West is convenience-driven, in Ethiopia peop...Read more
Posted on 03/18/2019 at 04:24 PM
Mill Valley entrepreneur Lily Yoseph grew up middle-class in Ethiopia, a blessing in a country plagued with poverty. With the support of her family, she got an education and was able to pursue her dreams. But not all young women in Yoseph's home country are so fortunate, as she discovered on a trip back to her hometown a decade ago.
That trip motivated Yoseph to found the Tangible Hope Foundation, a nonprofit that works to empower young girls living in poverty in Ethiopia, providing them with access to education and medical care. Yoseph started the foundation out of a one-bedroom apartment in Sausalito, and today it supports 100 young girls in Ethiopia.
We've been fans of Yoseph's for a long t...Read more
Posted on 10/24/2018 at 12:42 PM