Bedele, Ethiopia

Other spellings, other names: Buno Bedele, Bedelle, Bedelli

Province, region: Illubabor

Location: @ 70k SSW of Lekempte MORE

About the community: Floyd Cross wrote: Bedele is the same as Buno Bedele. They dropped the first name, which meant coffee area, as in bunna remember? At the time I was there---the first European since the Italians retreated in '41, they had a cow pasture airport to fly out the coffee on the DC-3s. After they completed the road from Jimma to Addis, the airport closed. When I was last there in '93 there was a school and housing on the site. The town had really gone through a lot of positive change and growth. They opened a brewery nearby just as I was there. Couldn't even find the exact location where my house had been, due to the "urban" growth.

NOTE: Every RPCV is invited to send to the webmaster information about the community, plus photos of the community, its people, and its PCVs (3 maximum of each category from each RPCV). For photos, please include date taken and description.
Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Bedele:

Floyd Ellis Cross 1964-66
Peter C. McVeigh 1968-70
Richard West 1968-

If you served in this community and are not listed, please send your name and years of service to the webmaster.

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Please note: All maps and borders are approximate; likewise, distances listed for location.

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