A veteran soldier who fought the one-party Derg regime in Ethiopia now lives in poverty in the northern city of Mekelle.
Birha Asebha is forced to sell roasted grains and peanuts on the streets of Mekelle, with all her attempts to find a job unsuccessful.
Ms Birha was a soldier in the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which overthrew the Derg regime in 1991 and was the main party in the government until Abiy Ahmed was elected prime minister in April 2018.
After the conflict ended, Ms Birha was among the thousands of soldiers who were demobilised.
She said that she was left on her own to readjust to civilian life, receiving only $70 (£55) a month - not enough to support her two children.
Then Ms Birha decided to return to school to acquire more skills to improve her life.
She completed high school and, on top of that, she managed to obtain a diploma in language and a bachelor degree in management in 2014.
Thereafter, she got a job with Tigray Region state revenue development authority earning about $205 a month.