It is a country of great beauty and cultural interest, mostly Christian but tolerant of other religions. Cradle of the ancient kingdom of Abyssinia, it is the second most populous country in Africa (106,000,000 inhabitants).
It was never colonized (only partially by Italy and only for a brief period of 5 years). It´s official language is Amharic, although dozens of other local languages are spoken. It is one of the poorest countries in the world with a per capita GDP of 1040 dollars. The illiteracy rate is 50% for men and over 65% for women.
If you want to visit us and know more about our shelter in Aguale, you can stay at the mission of Father Angel and get to know more about this beautiful country.