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Supporting HIV Impact Self-Help Group

An initiative to support families who have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Kembata and Hadiya region in southern Ethiopia. This is a group of HIV Impact Self-Help Group from Kembata / Hadiya zones. The group consists of 40 members are campaigning to raise awareness of AIDS in their communities. These women and their families are brave and strong people who managed to break the huge barrier - sti...
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Qutir-Anid Primary School in Doyogena

Qutir-Anid Primary School is the most recent primary school established in Doyogena town in recent years. It is one of the many under-resourced rural schools in Kambata region. The school is in need of standard classrooms to provide quality education as well as safeguard the health and wellbeing of its students and teachers.  Due to lack of resources and inadequate school facilities, both...
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Many ways you can help poverty-stricken families

There are many ways you can help poverty-stricken families in Ethiopia. The gift of farm animals provides sustainable help to families, and may lead to financial independence. Usually, raising cattle gives families multiple benefits. A pair of chicken, goat, sheep or cow can help families produce fresh food for their own consumption or for sell. Selling milk will enable a family to start a smal...
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Housing and construction

A rural house under construction in Kembata - by ILRI
Most Kembata families live in traditional huts. These round dwellings are constructed straight on the ground with walls of timber covered with mud, with no particular durable foundation. The thatched roof is covered with wickerwork of grass or straw. The center pole, utubo, has sacred significance, and thus a chair is reserved next to it for the elderly to sit. However, many houses today have a...
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Providing Local Solutions

A VSO volunteer assisting a rural household with clay pottery work in south Ethiopia. Many potters, predominantly women, trade their finished products in their community for food or money or sell in the local markets. In Kembata region potters create many different types of objects and cookware including coffee pots, serving dishes, vases, and other items for use in everyday life. Hand-made cla...
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Duna Sadicho Primary School needs educational support

A very desperate rural school in southern Ethiopia, Duna Sadicho primary school, is seeking assistance to maintain its day to day school operations. The school is located in Ancha Sadicho kebele, Doyogena woreda within the Kembata & Tembaro zone, and lacks basic learning and teaching materials. Moreover, the school's learning environment is hampered by lack of internal facilities. We are as...
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Assistance required for Hawora Primary School, in Kembata

We are seeking support from the public to supply education materials to a desperate primary school in rural Ethiopia. Both the local community as well as our local representatives have identified a genuine need within the education system of Hawora primary school. It is located in Hawora-Arara keble in Doyogena woread within Kembata Temabro zone. Those who wish to support poor students in rural ...
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Supporting Jajura Primary School, in Hadiya

We are supporting ROOTS Ethiopia's campaign to provide essential learning resources for disadvantaged communities in Hadiya zone in southern Ethiopia. Image below - Jajura primary School courtesy of Roots Ethiopia. Jajura Primary School No-1, located in Jajura town, offers primary education from grade 1-8. The school lacks basic learning resources while the demand for education continuous t...
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Supporting Gedra Village School, in Tembaro

We are supporting ROOTS Ethiopia's campaign to supply essential learning resources for Gedra primary school in Tembaro district during the school year 2014/15. Gedra school is a rural first cycle primary school with grades 1-4. The school is located around 5 miles on the outskirts of Mudual town in Tembaro woreda within in the Kembata-Tembaro zone, in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peop...
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Supporting Wagabeta School, in Kembata

Heba Medihane-Alem Primary School in Kembata has received 450 books donated by a Canadian family on 27 July 2014. The school lacks basic learning and teaching resources and internal school facilities. Particularly, the absence of textbooks presents major obstacles that prevent the smooth operation of the school. To contribute towards alleviating the constraints faced by the school, provisio...
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