Ethiopia is located in Sub-Saharan Eastern Africa and is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It has a population of approximately 78 million with 85% of its people living in rural communities. Most are subsistance farmers and their families, leading hand to mouth existences with 50% of the population aged under 15 years.
Gondar, located in North West Ethiopia, is a city with a long tradition. It was the former capital city of Ethiopia and although small by British standards, it is the third city of Ethiopia. It also famous for its many medevil castles and the design and decoration of its churches - in particular, Debra Birhan Selassie which represents a masterpiece of the Gondarene school of art.