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Feb 28, 2019

The first container is coming!

We are still collecting money in order to be able to buy the photovoltaic system for the Balou center. The system will be installed gradually since it is with interconnected modules up to a total estimated power of about 15 kW. The first module is 3KW with the predisposition to connect the following ones. We are organizing to send a container in spring and that could be a good occasion to sent the first part of the material, but we will see if we will be able to buy everything in time, otherwise we will have to postpone it.

The current generator is not able to provide energy to the structure and often both the hospital and the dormitories remain in the dark.
So, we hope to be able to collect as much as possible for the container and start with the first installation work. We count on your help!

the old generator in use
the old generator in use

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Feb 21, 2019

A final important announcement!

Ambasha bread baked in the mogogo
Ambasha bread baked in the mogogo

Today, we have an important announcement for you!

Two weeks ago, our staff went on a monitoring trip to Eritrea, where they visited the ‘Ecological Ovens’ project. They were warmly welcomed by two families, which now have a mogogo oven. The families said the oven literally changed their lives. Actually, they previously had just a fireplace inside their homes, that had really harmful consequences on their respiratory system. Since the mogogo are equipped with a flue to eject the smoke, the quality of their lives has consistently improved. It was so fulfilling to hear that the families were very happy to participate in the building of their ovens and now they are able to help other families to build their own. Moreover, the government is going to take over the issue and build new ovens in accordance with the technique we used so far. For these reasons, we are proud to say that our local partner now considers the project self-sustainable and therefore it can be carried out from now on independently, without our financial support.

From now on our focus will be the project ‘A sheep for you’, which consists in the donation of sheep to mothers who live in difficult economic conditions in Eritrean rural villages. This is why we ask you to continue your commitment by supporting the project ‘A sheep for you’.

We are deeply grateful to you all, because your generous contribution made the achievement of this project possible, thus changing the lives of many families. We are sure that together we can do even more!

A mogogo oven
A mogogo oven
Fireplace used before the mogogo
Fireplace used before the mogogo
One of the women who welcomed our staff
One of the women who welcomed our staff
Feb 6, 2019

A milestone agreement

Meeting of Ethiopian and Italian operators
Meeting of Ethiopian and Italian operators

We have great news from our project “Flowers in Bloom”! The agreement among the Addis Abeba University, the University of Chieti and the Bicocca University in Milan, has been finally signed. This three-year work plan includes first of all a new collection of data concerning the situation of sexually abused children in Addis Abeba, since the last study on the issue dates back to ten years ago.

This new baseline is fundamental in order to assess the real social impact of our project. In this way, IPSO will be able to involve other children in the project in a new way, and to monitor the outcome in a more effectivve way. We are sure this is going to determine a decisive increase in the quality of this project!

Finally, we would like to renew once again our thanks, since without your support it would be impossible to carry out all of this. We couldn’t be more grateful!

 
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