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Eritrea. Southern Debud Zone. Mendefera. EWDFA (Eritrean War Disabled Fighter Association) is an eritrean NGO (non government organisation) for disabled fighters from the 30 years liberation war. Eritrea finaly became independent from Ethiopia in 1993. EWDFA receives funds from Heks (Inter Church Aid) of Switzerland to run a small bakery project in the town. Abraham Gebremedhin lost his eyes during the war. He works every night from 3 AM until 11AM in the bakery. He is at home with his wife and children in the one single room where the entire family lives. His wife serves the coffee while traditionnal bread and popcorns are laid  on the wooden table.  © 2002 Didier Ruef