Located approximately two hours southeast of the Ethiopia capital Addis Ababa, Kerer lies on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. It is close in approximation to the larger city Matahara. It is a dry and arid place. This is the sort of place people want to move away from. However, our Man of Peace, a college educated graduate has moved back to this village, the village he grew up in, to help the village develop and become self-sustainable.