Ethiopia: Heavy Price to Pay

[Addis Fortune]Asefa Kidane carries his load of woven baskets and traditional stools from Merkato to Hiyahulet Mazoria everyday on foot, bypassing buildings under construction and picking his way over muddied pavements and potholed streets. On the road, each product earns him 20Br.He takes his merchandise to the stores dotting Hiyahulet Mazoria where he can earn up to 22 Br a piece for his wares.