This week we provided emergency supplies to 100 families in Somalia displaced by the famine. When they left their homes and began walking in search of food and water, these families were only able to take with them what they could carry.
Imagine receiving some grain or beans, but having nothing to cook them in. Or finally arriving at a well and not having a container to collect water for your family.
We’re providing things like cooking pots, blankets, soap, mosquito nets, jerrycans and more to families who are arriving in Dhobley, Somalia, near the Kenya border. One family we talked with had traveled 250 kilometers by foot over a period of several weeks. They had brought a few belongings, but half way through the journey, their donkey died. They were thankful to have some vital belongings replaced.
Families arriving in Dhobley receive vouchers from World Concern to purchase the items at shops in town. This supports the local economy (rather than bringing in goods from outside) and helps strengthen relationships with community leaders. The district commissioner expressed his gratitude and support for the way World Concern is working in Dhobley.
All of this is possible because of generous donors like you!
There are just a few days left in the Global Giving August Challenge for us to meet our $10,000 goal. We still need to raise a little over $2,000 – more would help us win bonus money to feed even more hungry families suffering in the Horn of Africa famine.
Thank you for your support of this life-saving project!
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.