There are so many things that I wanted to document about our trip to Ethiopia. This country was full of rich culture. The night of our court day, we celebrated at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant. Ethiopia is also known for coffee. The Ethiopian people host coffee ceremony for a way to spend time and show appreciation for friends, family and neighbors.
|The coffee ceremony for Camden and I before we left Ethiopia.|
|Our gracious hosts and new friends at the guest house.|
We visited a scarf factory where women who used to have to carry wood up a mountain to make money for their families, now make scarves to provide income. The scarves were beautiful. Each scarf had a name on it and the person that made the scarf got the money for his/her family.
|Outside of the factory were the kids of the workers. Camden loved playing with them.|
We also visited a place called Embracing Hope Ethiopia. It was a beautiful organization that helped give mothers a place to work as well as an education and routine care for their children. I could have stayed there all day watching the children. I wanted to bring them all home with me. The ladies made baskets, necklaces and they also sold coffee.