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MDC—A Beacon of Hope

2022-12-31T13:04:34+00:00

MDC—A Beacon of Hope for the Dizi (deezee) People The history of the Dizi people of Maji is heartbreaking. An anthropologist wrote, Before the . . . forced incorporation of the Dizi into the Ethiopian empire, the Dizi probably numbered between 50,000 and 100,000. The conquest had profound consequences in the decades which followed—subjection to . . . economic exploitation and oppression: the abduction . . . of innumerable people as slaves, servants or carriers, only a few of whom were ever able to return: famine, disease and a growing sense of hopelessness and resignation, engendered by a total [...]

MDC—A Beacon of Hope2022-12-31T13:04:34+00:00

Showing Up

2022-12-31T13:04:34+00:00

In November of 2018, MDC was finishing up paperwork to officially put up the shingle as a nonprofit organization in the US.We were planning an order of solar home systems for electrifying family homes in the Maji District, where the national electric grid doesn’t reach. We had hired Ato (Mr.) Markos to be project manager, and were looking for a young technician to install the systems with solar panes, batteries, three lights and phone charging stations. This spring, at the edge of Maji town, was serving both people and cattle. Then, in a visit to Maji, community leaders came to Chris [...]

Showing Up2022-12-31T13:04:34+00:00
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