Awramba is a community found in South Gonder Zone of Amhara State, Ethiopia, 68 km from Bahir Dar. The community was founded in Zumra Nuru, the founder and Co-Chair of Awramba Community Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 4, () In Nortwest Ethopia lives a community of around people, founded by a once labeled crazy man called Zumra Nuru. Nuru never had any.

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In the case where, for example, there is a widow in the community, everyone takes turn to fill the gap created by the deceased parent by filling the domestic gaps. If reprinted on a website, we ask that you place this active link: I have been in trouble often and my community has also been in trouble often.

But no other factors would affect it. He cannot read or write.

Awramba: A collective community – Witness

What led you to come up with such astonishing ideas and to form this exemplary community? Most importantly there is no community leader.

I thank you indeed. By and large, early marriage, arranged marriage, polygamy and other forms of traditional harmful practices like female genital mutilation and others are highly prohibited within the community.

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There is no such thing where one will be handed the responsibility of doing a specific task in the community. Zumra also used to advocate that human beings have the power to get rid of vices like lying, cheating Awramba is a community of individuals, currently in their hundreds, who share the same view and philosophy of life. Their way of life makes them peculiar from the rest of the Amhara people residing in the state. I just wondered commknity this had to happen to my mother as if she had extra strength or something.


Trust, harmony, mutual respect, peaceful co-existence, development, social justice are the conducts expected to be displayed by every member of the community in their day to day activity. Elderly people are also taken care of in a house built for them. I grew up in Esti Woreda in Gonder. Every task is done on rotation. Most of these values and principles are the awrambaa of cultural transformation. They have home-tutors for awramga from co,munity and a library out of mud hut and few classrooms.

The total population is estimated about people, and 96 households. I wanted peace and love among all human beings. That is exactly what makes me sick. This article was written by Eden Habtamu communjty for Ezega. He was also against a number of Ethiopian cultural values: I came up with such an idea out of things that I have seen in my family.

We believe that they can perform any sort of works as per the mutual understanding of satisfying basic needs by their own effort,” says Zumra.

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Do you believe that it is practical and realistic that you can persuade our society to follow such rules? According to Zumra, everyone is treated equally in Awramba community, regardless of difference in sex, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion and other areas. The Awrambas have their own schooling system.

Another supporter is Mohammed Mussa, a rural development consultant who prepared a case study on the village for the World Bank. In addition, using three grinding mills provided the Regional Micro and Small Scale Enterprise Development Agency, they offer milling service to neighbouring farmers. We need a modern weaving machine that can function easily and is more productive.

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The article can be commumity in full or in part elsewhere but only by giving full credit to Ezega. The elimination of all gender based discrimination is, therefore, within the basic cultural principle of the community. Zumra was on visit to Addis Ababa after being invited by Addis Ababa University students to share his experience.

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Whenever there is someone who breaks the community codes, members convene and actions are taken in accordance with the consitution. I am very pleased to have you for my interview, would you please introduce communoty, where were you born and where did you grow up? We have many visitors from Ethiopia and from all over the world. According to the written rule and regulations of the community, all human beings are treated and respected equally regardless of sex, race and ethnicity, religion.

These are Gender equity; the right of children; the community of helping the less fortunate, ill and old; and the principle of discouraging dishonesty, lying, murder and stealing.

We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. We may even export our products abroad and improve our living in the process. The biggest penalty will be expulsing the individual from the community. Sometimes I wish I communiy run away from my conscience, but I just cannot. Some people outside of the community believe that God prohibits them not to do work in some religious holidays, but he says that God is always awrqmba for everyone to work hard and to reap the fruits as per the efforts.

The other special right applied in the community is paid maternity leave.

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