MUDULA WATER INC wrote -
In the center of the market square in Mudula, Ethiopia stands a majestic 500 year old fig tree, affectionately called Degale by the local people. The tree has been a source of wisdom, community gathering, and spiritual guidance for generations, with local decisions and negotiations almost always made under this tree. Ethiopia Reads, Tesfa Foundation and Mudua Water are collaborating with the local community to create the Degale Library a community center and public library, named in honor of the wisdom of the old fig tree. The Degale Library will be a place of knowledge, learning, support, and honoring of local wisdom and initiative.