New project to support Widow headed Household in Dilla
LUCIA is very pleased to report that we have linked with an Ethiopian Charity called:
“Action for Bright Future” http://www.actionforbrightfuture.org/
This is a charity based in Dilla in the south of the country. They are active in supporting orphan and vulnerable children, in an area where HIV/ AIDS is prevalent, and providing them with education at a school which they run. One of their projects is to support widow headed households which have very little income.
We have arranged to support a household of nine people headed by a widow Ekita Ergamo Chachemo who is 35 years old. She lives with her mother, her brother 5 children and 1 grandchild in a mud shack with almost no means of subsistence. Ekita is responsible for feeding and looking after this household and is only educated to primary school level. Her health is poor as she has kidney problems and anxiety in addition to having been exposed to sexual abuse. She is often ill and unable to work as a labourer which is her usual occupation.
Her 5 children range in age from Adanech who is 18 and has had a baby of her own as a result of sexual abuse, Yihun a boy of 11y, Million a boy of 8y, Teras a girl of 5y, and Mesiker who is a boy of 2y. Yihun attends primary school in Dilla and Million and Teras attend an informal kindergarten school.
LUCIA ‘s support will contribute towards the children’s’ education, by providing money towards uniforms, educational materials and tutorial support. In addition, money will help buy clothing, food, sanitary and hygiene products amongst other essentials.
We are pleased to be able to help these desperate people and look forward to hearing about their progress in the future.