Ethiopia: Steel's the Way

[Addis Fortune]Bahru Aman's school life ended when he failed the grade 10 national exam and went into the woods, selling tree beams (atana) for scaffolding. The two years since then have seen him charging ever increasing prices for atana, whilst supplying a much higher demand, mostly from contractors. At present, he is one of 763 registered atana traders in Addis Abeba.