KateFeredayEshete, Ethiopia
  • country Ethiopia
  • Member since Joined 8th Aug., 2013
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About Kate...

(For information about direct swaps and my 'Postcard from Ethiopia' Facebook page, see below.)

English, parent, vegetarian, animal-lover, conservationist, teacher, writer and avid reader. Please take a look at my website.


Since emigrating from England in 2002, I have lived and worked in the northern Ethiopian Highlands. My family and I live in a mud hut below the northern escarpment of the Simien Mountains and run a small school, Empress Mentewab School, to provide the poor children in our local community with a high-quality education. See my website if you would like to sponsor a child at the school.

I enjoy receiving colour or black-and-white postcards from anywhere in the world. I prefer postcards that show the place from where a postcard is sent (a landscape or city view), or something interesting in that place such as a monument, important building, mountain(s), famous person or painting/sculpture, local wild animal or bird; or a postcard that shows a map or a local custom or tradition.

Please do not send:
- sunset or night-time postcards (too dark to see much)
- handmade postcards
- advertising cards
- cards with multi-views (it's difficult to see anything clearly on them, the pictures being so small)
- greetings cards (such as for Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day or Easter)
- shaped cards

Please use stamps on your postcard and do not put the postcard in an envelope.

Please put the date on your postcard and write an interesting message.

[IMPORTANT NOTE: Until January 2017, I shall be away. Therefore, I shall deal with direct swaps after my return. So please be patient.]
I have had to opt out of direct swaps because it was too difficult to cope with the number of enquiries by e-mail. The problem was that many people were e-mailing me to ask me if I'd like to do a direct swap instead of just sending me a postcard. I don't have time to deal with lots of e-mails. However, if you wish to do a direct swap WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE E-MAIL COMMUNICATION, send your postcard to me at:

Kate Fereday Eshete
PO Box 10
Simien Mountains

After receiving your postcard, I shall send you one with attractive Ethiopian postage stamps. Make sure I know your address by putting it on your profile (in which case I'll need your username) or on your postcard.

Look at my 'Postcard from Ethiopia' Facebook page. Make a small Paypal payment to cover costs and receive by post a rare, professionally-printed, written postcard of one of my photographs, with beautiful Ethiopian stamps.


Thank you!

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