I left my country to join my wife in Belgium. When I got there, I started working in a fruit farm, which allowed me to develop strong skills and acquire valuable knowledge. Throughout these years, I had been thinking about how to make the most of my experience in case I would return home.
Unfortunately, my wife and I separated, and I decided to go back to Ethiopia.
When I arrived, I set up a farming business on a piece of land owned by my family in the outskirts of Addis Ababa. With the support I received, I purchased machinery and irrigation equipment.
Things are working well. My brother is managing the daily activities of the farm. Together, we raise cattle and grow various vegetables. We are now employing 12 persons.
I keep thinking about how to further develop the farm. I hope to start a poultry business and, who knows, build upon my network in Belgium to attract investment here.
I know how lucky I am. Many people here don’t have the opportunities that I benefited from.