Ethiopia Experiences

LUCIA Supporter Lyn Cregan tells us of her experiences on the recent field trip to Ethiopia: Sylvia and I met at school when we were 15 years old, so I’ve known her a very long time. She’s always given 100% in whatever she’s chosen to do, but starting up LUCIA has probably been one of the…

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Women’s Empowerment Project

LUCIA has recently committed to funding a Women’s Empowerment Project in collaboration with Developing Families Together (DFT). During our recent field trip we visited the project village with representatives and volunteers from DFT. The overall project objective is to organise and empower 150 poor and marginalised women to enable them to engage in income generating…

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Fuel saving stoves – update

We’re please to announce that our women’s group has begun to put their fuel-saving stoves into production. The “MIRT” fuel-saving stoves save around 50% of the fuel required for conventional cooking on open fires, which means that the families who use them use much less firewood and other fuel. Not only does this save them…

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Fuel-saving stoves project

The LUCIA team has visited Ethiopia many times and felt it had some knowledge of the level of poverty in the country. However, when the team visited the new ‘Fuel Saving Ovens Project’ in Shashamane they found the level of poverty was unbelievable. The town was full of beautiful children with no shoes, some barely…

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