Traveling to Nekemte on what locals call worst road in Ethiopia

Abby and I went to Nekemte, Ethiopia to visit the Resurrection Orphanage Center of Nekemte (ROCN). The road Addis Ababa to Nekemte is rough. It’s unlike any road we’ve ever been on and locals say it’s the worst road in Ethiopia.

The land cruiser we rented, and yes it's on the road. Our driver Tamasgen was great!

The land cruiser we rented, and yes it’s on the road. Our driver Tamasgen was great!

It’s not advisable to drive unless you have a four wheel drive vehicle. Fortunately, our driver Tamesgen was great. Thank you to Berhanie Umeta (my friend Tensaie Umeta’s sister) for accompanying us on our trip. No one knows when the road will be complete but once it’s finished there will be a significant economic impact for all of the communities this road passes through.

In the end, when we saw the kids at ROCN, the road trip was worth it. We give thanks to God that we were able travel safely.

Women wear scarves to keep dust out of her hair. Abby got to wear one on our trip to Nekemte.

Women wear scarves to keep dust out of her hair. Abby got to wear one on our trip to Nekemte.

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Brian Carroll
 

Brian Carroll is the CEO and founder of markempa, helping companies to convert more customers with empathy-based marketing. He is the author of the bestseller, Lead Generation for the Complex Sale, and the B2B Lead Blog which is read by thousands each week. He is the father of 3 and orphan and vulnerable child advocate.

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