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Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund collects $2 million

It is to be recalled that, following his appointment, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has asked the Ethiopian diaspora to save one dollar from their daily coffee expense. The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) was established with aims to finance people-focused social and economic development projects. The Fund's objective will be working on making the highest positive impact on groups and communities in Ethiopia in such areas as health, education, water, and sanitation facilities. But the fund was said to be not as successful when the prime minister made a remark at the Ethiopian diaspora community has not been donating as much in an event held last month. After his speech, the donation has since went up. This week prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund has collected $2 million from diasporas. Ethiopia's global diaspora is estimated to be around two million.