Rehabilitation of water ponds in Ethiopia's Somali region providing 1,500 families access to clean water sources, essential for the survival of people and livestock.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Ethiopia’s Somali Region was badly affected by the drought of 1999/00, with loss of lives and animals from depleted water resources and diseases. This situation is exacerbated for older people caring for grandchildren where parents have died or moved away in search of pasture. Natural water ponds are used to store water for the dry season. Many in the project area have silted up and need their water holding capacity increased through dredging (cleaning) which will benefit 1,500 families.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our project addresses rehabilitation needs through practical interventions to improve livelihood & reduce vulnerability. This is met by increasing availability of water through cleaning silted-up natural ponds increasing the amount of water they hold
Potential Long Term Impact
Water is crucial for survival for both the people and the camels that form the basis of the Somali pastoralists' way of life, as well as providing much-needed employment opportunities for local inhabitants.
Total Funding Received to Date: $100
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $100 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $15,000.