One of our goals at DESTA is to be transparent and to always push our employees to be best they can be. We recently sat down with Amarech Ganchu, who is in charge of the finishing department at our factory in Butajira. Amarech started out as a line operator two years ago and has worked her way up to be the trainee coordinator. We believe, that Amarech offers some great insight into what it’s like to work at DESTA.

Desta: First I would like to say thank you for giving this interview!

Amarech: Also I would like to say thank you for calling me to this interview!

Desta: When did you start work for Desta?

Amarech: I am one of the ”first-round-employees” of this organization. Last September it has been 2 years since I am working for Desta.

Desta: How did you hear about Desta?

Amarech: I heard about Desta PLC from a technical and vocational school. The management of the company and the management of the factory came and offered job opportunities for right after graduation. On having received our certificate we were hired.

Desta: What is your position title at Desta and what are your responsibilities?

Amarech: I am the trainee coordinator. My responsibility is to train new recruits and take them to the line as soon as they qualify.

Desta: What are the prospects of promotion in Desta?

Amarech: Growth in Desta comes from hard work. The time management is good.

Desta: Did working for Desta bring any changes in your personal life?

Amarech:  I have changed so much in my life so far. I used to live with my family, but now I can be independent and even help my family – at least a little bit.

Desta: What is Desta’s contribution to the local community?

Amarech: It is creating opportunities for the unemployed, it also creates good opportunities for young ones. Even being a certificate holder, there were few if any opportunities. I contemplated emigration. To continue the education was not an option.

Desta: Do you have any plans for the future?

Amarech: I am working hard and am saving some of my monthly salary; I hope to become a business woman.

Desta: We wish you all the best!

Amarech: Thank you very much!

Desta PLC is an independent, family-run and family-owned business based in Ethiopia. We provide a full range of knitting, cutting, sewing and finishing services, including accessories and embroidery. We specialize in t-shirts, uniforms and fashion items. Please contact us at to discuss our services!

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