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Invest in Ethiopia:
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My STORY in Africa: How I Began

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I'm Valerie — Here to help you take your first step to africa.

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Do you want to invest in Ethiopia? You’re not alone. In 2019, Foreign Direct Investment stocks were valued at 25 billion USD. Even though foreign investment dropped slightly in 2019 due to ethnic conflict, Ethiopia still receives more foreign investment than anywhere else in East Africa. I have been doing business and investment in Ethiopia […]

Invest in Ethiopia

Invest in Africa

Invest in Ethiopia: 21 Insights to Help You Invest in 2021

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My husband owns a small tech company in Ethiopia. For years, he has received calls from companies all across the world (mostly India) who want to sell their software in Africa– especially Ethiopia. With over a 100 million people, and the second most populated country in Africa, international businesses can earn huge by selling to […]

Software in Africa

Business in Africa

Software in Africa: 8 Lessons a UK Company Took to Enter Ethiopia

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A lot of people tell me they want to volunteer in Africa. I always tell them no.  I actually volunteered the first time I came to Africa. It was 2010 when I arrived in Addis Ababa to volunteer with an adoption agency in Ethiopia. I thought I would be helping orphans. But instead, I was […]

Ways to Help In Africa

8 Reasons NOT to Volunteer in Africa (and what to do instead)

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