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Cooperative Economy Works for Ethiopian Village

The Ethiopian village of Awra Amba differs from other rural villages when it comes to beliefs, education levels and general development. Some think the cooperative economic approach of the village could be applied to other rural areas in Ethiopia.   Only about 500 people reside in the tiny village in northern. The community was established in the early 1970’s by Zumra Nuru, who was seeking another way of life. Four decades later, the community is being examined by government ...

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