Land reforms helping women of Ethiopia realise their dreams
Published 04/10/2011 | 05:00
MUKETE Dejene rifles through a white plastic bag hanging from a hook on the mud wall of her one-roomed hut.
She produces a green, passport-sized booklet with her picture on it. "This is my land registration certificate," the mother of four says proudly. "This proves my land is mine."
Mukete (54) lives in the remote village of Ziguda in the Amhara region of eastern Ethiopia. Her home is one of 6.3 million households in Ethiopia benefitting from the massive land certification programme,