In early 2014 photographer and biographer Jokim Larsen travelled around the areas of Ethiopia we run courses and has been to visit some of our course graduates.

He interviewed over 20 graduates and documented their stories, now you can read how the courses they attended changed their attitude to business and helped them transform their own futures.

We are extremely grateful to Jokim for this unpaid work and allowing us to collate such a positive set of experiences. Please read and enjoy the stories and get in touch if you want to with any of the entrepreneurs for more information.

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JOaKIM  Larsen  


Joakim is a photographer and biographer from Copenhagen in Denmark. In September 2013 he purchased a Zongshen 200GY-2 and set off on his 5662 kilometer trip from Copenhagen to Addis Ababa. 


On the way he has kept a photo blog of his amazing journey and all of the fascinating people that he met when he arrived in Ethiopia. His photography is primarily of people and manages to capture their character from single still images. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the time and effort he put in to collecting our graduates stories.  


Please visit Jokim's blog, web and Flickr for more  

Addis Ababa  


Enterprising Ethiopia  with Alchemy World                  Addis Ababa & London