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    Posted by Brian Jones

    1 December 2003 – bolossofamily (45k image)

    This is a highly posed shot but I like it :-) It's of Yohannes and his family inside their tukel. I'm always amazed at how accomodating people are when we turn up and ask many impertinent questions and want to manhandle their children.

    Yohannes acknowledged that this year has been a particularly bad one but that the situation at the present time had improved slightly. However, there is fear over what the future will bring and with only 0.125 hectares of land to farm, on which he plants teff and sweet potatos, Yohannes struggles to support his family.

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