Diasporas Reinvesting In Their Home Countries

Diasporas Reinvesting In Their Home Countries

The Washington region is home to several large diaspora communities. During a recent trip to Africa, Kojo spoke with two members of D.C.'s Ethiopian diaspora who are focused on investment opportunities inside of the country where they grew up.

The Washington region is home to several large diaspora communities, hundreds of thousands of people who came to the area after fleeing violence in countries like Ethiopia and El Salvador. Many people in those communities send money back to their home countries through remittances, but a budding group of successful business persons are taking that process to another level. During a recent trip to Africa, Kojo spoke with two members of D.C.'s Ethiopian diaspora who are focused on investment opportunities inside of the country where they grew up.

Guests

Henok Tesfaye

Owner, U Street Parking

Zemedeneh Negatu

Managing Partner and Head of Transaction Advisory, EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in Ethiopia

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