June 25, 2007
Ethiopia's biggest export to Sudan...
...must be domestic labour. All the nannies and mamitas here are Ethiopian.
Monthly wages in Ethiopia - almost nothing ("niece" from the country, local employer) to ETB1,000/US$110 (experienced with lots of references, foreign diplomat employer).
Monthly wages in Sudan - US$350 and up (from what I've heard so far).
"I don't like it here. It is so hot," said one Ethiopian woman I spoke to. "But I am staying."
Posted by aheavens at June 25, 2007 6:43 AM