UPDATE - 18 November 2016

 

THANK YOU!

The kindness and generosity of the ALWS family allowed us to provide $177,000 of aid to help farm families hurt by drought in Ethiopia. Thank you!

The good news is solid kiremt (summer) rains are providing a harvest that looks set to meet families’ food needs. Lentils have dropped 29% in price, giving families an affordable source of food. People can now have 3 meals a day instead of only two.

Extra income from Cash for Work projects is being used for family health-care, and to buy fodder for animals.

PEOPLE HELPED

Your help is implemented by Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Ethiopia.

 

District

Lasta District

Rayitu District

PEOPLE HELPED

Male

Female

TOTAL

Male

Female

TOTAL

Cash

For Work

1,876

944

2,820

733

131

864

3,684

Direct Cash Support

543

929

1,472

74

173

247

1,719

Seed Distribution

3,404

656

4,060

1,458

419

1,877

5,937

Total

5,823

2,529

8,352

2,265

723

2,988

11,340 people


HARVEST HOPE!

LASTA 

Lasta District has received moderately good kiremt (summer) rain from June until the beginning of September 2016.
This has improved food availability for farm families. Farmers could harvest green plants i.e. early maturing vegetables such as Kale to be used for food. Almost all crops sowed in the district have matured, and crops such as barley and lentils have already been harvested in the lowland kebeles of the district namely, Gelesot, Erfa and Shumsha.
In general, if the crops on the field are harvested without any problem (eg pest infestation), it is expected the community will have enough food to overcome the impact of drought.
The majority of kiremt harvest is expected to be collected from mid-October. Until then the farmers continue to largely rely on the Cash For Work program.

RAYITU

Rayitu district was dry and hot from July through to September. The pastoralist communities were traveling long distances in search of water and animal feed.

However, the situation is not as serious as same time last year because of the government–funded water trucking that was on-going this year in the district. There was, however, shortage of water in the areas where the community ponds are not providing enough both for livestock and human consumptions.

WHERE HELP WAS DELIVERED
Life-saving aid was delivered by LWF Ethiopia in eight kebeles of Lasta-Lalibela districts:
* Erfa
* Gelesot
* Mawure
* Terazfere
* Tefelemay
* Nakutole’ab
* Midagie
* Shumshaha

In Rayitu district, aid was delivered to six kebeles:

* Arda Nega
* Arda Kalo
* Halo Choma
* Jara Torbi
* Tedeche Bala
* Kare Tule 


HOW HELP WAS TARGETED 

Cash For Work activities achieved:

Physical Activity

Unit

Quantity Planned

(A)

Quantity/Volume Accomplished

First Interim Report

Second Interim Report

Cumulative up to reporting period (B)

Achieved

Stone bund

km

48.04

34.84

58.46

93.3

194%

Soil bund

km

32.12

42.23

81.67

123.9

386%

Stone check dam

M3

5,032

374.6

7,523.2

7,897.8

157%

Micro-basin

#

 

-

82

1,678

1,760

-

Bush clearing

ha

122.50

136

178

314

256%

Access road maintenance

km

6.35

2.71

7.19

9.90

156%

Maintenance of community ponds

#

8

-

6

6

75%


Direct cash support was given to the most vulnerable people:

-Elderly people
-Disabled people
-Pregnant and lactating women

 Seed distribution was directed to:

-Households with no seed reserve from their last harvest
-Households who have farm lands
-Female-headed households
-Beneficiaries who did not receive seeds from other response actors
-Seeds provided: Wheat, Teff, Maize, Lentils, Chickpea

 

YOUR PARTNERS THROUGH ALWS
Our efforts were linked in partnership with LWF Ethiopia through ACT Alliance, with support from:

  • Church of Sweden
  • Fin Church Aid
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Icelandic Church Aid
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wurrtemberg

 

THANK YOU!

 

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The El Nino drought, changing climate and incountry conflict is causing tragedy across East Africa. Crops are destroyed, water sources dried up, livestock dying.

Children are now in desperate danger from hunger.

Through ALWS you help the families hurting most.

High priority right now is 4,771 families in Gaza Province in Mozambique. Children may have only one meal a day, leading to Severe Acute Malnutrition. They are then too weak to resist disease, and even diarrhoea.

Your gift of $98 can help a hungry family in Mozambique with maize and beans to eat now and drought-resistant seeds to plant.

Your lifesaving action includes:

  • Maize & beans Food Kit
  • Drought-resistant seeds
  • New farming methods
  • Use of compost / manure
  • Improved food storage
  • Training in nutrition
  • Disaster risk reduction.

Or your gift of $8 can provide a Kit of veggie seeds (okra, cow-peas and tomatoes) plus tools (hoe and sickle).

Please bring love to life for hungry families now. 

 

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