Pastoralists obtain better income from the sales of their animals thanks to VSLAs Evaluations of the Village-level Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) model suggest that participation in the program has an overall positive impact on various indicators of members’ wel-fare, including the development of income-generating activities (IGAs), education expenses, access to health services, nutri-tional levels
The use of power from wind turbine benefits not only entrepreneurs but also community members Electricity access in Ethiopia is very low even by African standard. The World Energy Outlook 2010 estimated national electricity access at 17 percent in 2009. Access in the rural areas of the country is even lower.Abdulahi Osman is a resident
Training in VSLA facilitation opens up job opportunities Guyo Buke Susana, 25, who lives in Miyo district of Oromiya Region, is a high school graduate but his education didn’t prepare him for the better life he dreamed of. Given the scarcity of job opportunities in rural Ethiopia, jobs were not easy to come by. “I had
An entrepreneur’s business using solar system increases income and creates jobs Lack of access to energy poses several challenges to residents of rural pastoral Ethiopia, affecting their livelihood tremendously. For example, they cannot operate devices like cell phones, preventing real-time communication and making emergency response extremely difficult. People are forced to use kerosene or firewood for lighting houses
A member of a social analysis and action group comes up with an innovative way of producing fodder, setting a good example for her community Huqo Dulacha, a 57 year old mother of six, is a very hard working co-facilitator of the Social Analysis and Action (SAA) group established in Cholkasa Kebele of the Borena Zone in Oromiya Region.
Fodder and feed intervention improves milk productivity Ibrahim Hassen, 57, is a father of five girls and two boys and lives in Doho village, Afar Regional State. The main source of food for his household is milk and milk products. He also earns some amount of money working as a laborer in the nearby Kesem
The USAID-supported, Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) project’s partnership with various businesses is improving market systems by building capacities, strengthening relationships, and aligning incentives in pursuit of shared objectives. PRIME’s interventions are gaining buy-ins from various actors, including government. The interventions are stimulating pressure points within market systems to encourage change that