Tesfa Digs a Well

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Tesfa Walelign is an Ethiopian farmer who is traveling the hard road from food assistance to self-reliance. Back in 2015, when Ethiopia suffered its worst drought in decades, Tesfa was forced to rely on USAID food assistance to feed his family. But that food assistance came with tools and training, and so Tesfa dug a well, started to irrigate his land, and was soon harvesting and selling a variety of new crops. Today he earns enough to feed his family, send his kids to school, and invest in livestock for the future. USAID food assistance has helped millions of farmers like Tesfa take their first steps toward a more prosperous future.