Real Lives, Real Change

Meet Berihun Takele

Supported by The Carter Center, a respected village leader in Ethiopia rolls up his pantlegs to serve as a human fly trap in service to the effort to save his people from river blindness. “I'm happy to serve my people, ” says Takele.

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