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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. Fresh cooked bread is bought early morning by various resellers who will later sell it in town and make a small profit. The mother carries her child on her back. She is one the daily customer. © 2002 Didier Ruef