Awra Amba fundraiser


Sunday, June 25, at 5:30 pm, there will be an evening of authentic Ethiopian cuisine and culture to benefit the Awra Amba community in Ethiopia at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven.

According to a press release, there will be authentic Ethiopian food with wine, beer, and soft drinks, a short film, live music by jazz singer Munit Mesfin, and an informal discussion with filmmaker Salem Mekuria and author Geraldine Brooks about Ethiopia’s innovative Awra Amba community.

Proceeds will help install a solar-powered water delivery system at Awra Amba, a rural Ethiopian community that has built a thriving, inclusive, healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. With its gardens threatened by Africa’s drought, Awra Amba depends on this water project to help ensure the future.

This event is made possible with support from Cronig’s Market, the Net Result, Jim’s Package Store, and Ghost Island Farm. Tickets are $100 per person, and available at