A great and sweet day for all participants!

On the premises of her company, Kalos Confectionaries, Yodit Hailu, company owner and Business Club Leader of Addis Central BC, welcomed fellow AAA members in May, 2015. The BC meeting gave a great opportunity to network and meet new faces, share experiences and trade expertise and insight into new common opportunities.


Yodit shared the story of her company and the long road she has followed to her current success, a success which in no small part is due to her ‘key secret’; building and keeping good relationships and management of her staff.!

Strong collaboration and teamwork is always a feature in the Business Clubs and this meeting was no different. Yodit spoke of the challenges of land acquisition with the city’s administration and her fellow members were on hand to offer some wisdom and mechanisms to tackle the problem with.


Yodit also shared her news of a new cashew deal with an AAA member from Tanzania and was happy to offer some welcome free samples to her guests! In return, Yodit received advice on adapting her business to incorporate, market and distribute the new addition to her range.


Maheder Admasu of Maheder Food Processing announced that she has purchased some time on the air on national TV; Ethiopian Broadcasting Centre, to promote her products; and to promote AAA and its members. Yalem (Mixed Farm), also spoke of his difficulties in reaching the market and received some welcome input along these lines.


Etefa Merga of Abaynesh Poultry Farm, Bisrat Mariam of Akaki Feed Plant, Million Bogale of Balegreen Spices & Grain Dev. PLC and Etefa Merga of Abaynesh Farm, seized the opportunity of the day to share updates on and strengthen their new business deals, networks, experiences and share contacts.


The day was a great success and left members excited for the next meeting, which will be during the highly anticipated training of branding and packaging!