Ethiopia is a fascinating country with a long history. Home to about 115 million people, Ethiopia is the second-most-populous nation in Africa. Founded in 980 B.C., Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the world; the earliest instance of human ancestors using tools has been traced to Ethiopia. Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia and remains one of their largest exports. Ethiopia is the only country in Africa to never be formally colonized.
Ethiopia has struggled to transition to the modern world and is currently one of the poorest countries in the world.
- Per capita annual income is estimated at $883.
- Ethiopia has one of the lowest literacy rates in the worlds, where approximately only 39% of the population can read.
- Approximately 2.6 million children of primary school age are not in school and only 25 per cent of secondary school aged children are enrolled in secondary school.
Despite the devastating civil war happening in Ethiopia Imagine1day is able to keep up their important work in many parts of the country.